Lil Peep and XXXTentacion Named In Lawsuit As Residents Of California
Both Lil Peep and XXXTentacion are dead. RIP.
Lil Peep (real name Gustov Elijah Hav) died in November of 2017. Believed to be an overdose, he was found unresponsive on his tour bus by his manager.
Additionally, XXXTentacion (real name Jahsey Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) has been dead since June 2018. He was shot to death after a brief scuffle in a parking lot.
Both rappers had a huge collaborative hit song with “Falling Down”, which ultimately appeared on Peep’s 2nd studio album, “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2.”
Reaching #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100, the single was a huge success and had over 40 million plays collectively on YouTube and Spotify.
However, Richard Jaden Hoff (who used to go by stage name K.R.i.O.) has filed a lawsuit against them.
Click on the photo above to hear Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s “Falling Down”.
Along with Columbia Records, Sony Entertainment, and some of the track’s producers, the 2 rappers are accused of copyright infringement.
As reported by TMZ, the 2 rappers are specifically being accused of stealing a guitar riff straight from Hoff’s June 2018 Soundtrack track “Under My Breath”.
Claiming the riff was sampled in Peep and X’s track, which dropped 3 months later without permission.
Hoff believes that the guitar riff was a blatant ripoff, even though it was altered.
Even though it had been looped, filtered, equalized, and sped up, the lawsuit claims the sample was still too similar to the guitar part in Hoff’s track.