Music Mondays – Migos hit with copyright infringement lawsuit over their hit song, ‘Walk It Talk It’

“Walk It Talk It” featuring Drake was Migos’ biggest single of 2018 and one of the most memorable videos of the year—but now, the song has landed the Atlanta trio in court. The Quality Control rap group is being sued over the track by a rapper who claims they ripped off his original version he put out over a decade ago.

Leander C. Pickett a.k.a. M.O.S. has filed a lawsuit against the group, according to TMZ. He claims to have created the song “Walk It Talk It” all the way back in 2007. It appeared on his DJ Folk-hosted mixtape It’s Like a Movie the following year, and does have a very similar chorus as the Migos track.

Documents obtained by the site show that Pickett claims he first heard the Culture II track and noticed the similarities to his in January. He alleges it uses a “substantial portion” of his song. Picket filed a copyright on his song two months later and has since issued a lawsuit against Migos and Capital Records. He is also requesting the group be stopped from performing the track. Migos’ version of “Walk It Talk It” is the third single off their recent LP. It peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

– Excerpt from an article written by C. Vernon Coleman II for XXL Mag. Find the full article here

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