Rapper T.I. aka Clifford Joseph Harris has been quiet since being released to a halfway house to complete the remainder of his jail sentence, but he’s facing more legal problems. It’s being reported that a rapper named Motoe Blizzid (real name Nathan Filby is suing Tip for copyright infringement.
Filby (pictured above), says that Tip’s 2006 Grammy-award winning song What You Know uses substantial portions of his 2004 track entitled Reverence .
According to legal documents, obtained by RadarOnline.com, Filby claims the 2006 single has the “same rate of harmonic range” and states the two recordings have “nearly identical instrumental melodic lines in terms of pitch, shape, and rhythm.”
Filby has performed with Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Ludacris among others and says he distributed Reverence to industry insiders including an agent at Relentless Management who works with T.I.
This Blizzid guy is serious about his ish and is being represented by One LLP, an entertainment and intellectual property litigation firm known for handling high-profile copyright infringement suits. He’s requesting a jury tail and seeks any damages and disgorgement of all profits derived from the song.