According to Billboard… Kanye West has settled lawsuit with former child soul star Ricky Spicer over the sample for “Bound 2”.
Spicer initially sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group in December 2013, claiming unauthorized use of his voice. Paperwork, dated March 6th, was filed to a New York Court on May 11th discontinuing the suit.
In 2013, Spicer stated that he had not received any compensation, despite the song’s success. He sought an injunction and damages for alleged violations of New York civil right of publicity law (section 51), unjust enrichment and common law copyright infringement.
On the song, Spicer’s altered voice can be heard throughout the chorus singing the lyrics “Bound, Bound/ Bound to fall in love.” LISTEN HERE>>>