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Cardi B’s Hit Rodeo Listed in New Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Two Atlanta producers claim that Lil Nas X and Cardi B’s song, “Rodeo,” is derivative of a song they produced in 2017, “Broad Day.” The Plaintiffs say the song became well known in the Atlanta hip-hop scene since 2017, and that clearly “Rodeo” uses the same structure and cord progression.

“The lawsuit alleges that both “Broad Day” and “Rodeo” are structured with a 4-measure phrase outlining the cord progression E, F, G, F, E, and that they use similar instruments, drumbeats, and more.”

Producers Don Lee and Glen Keith DeMeritt III. allege that the two songs are “substantially similar,” and that Lil Nas X and his collaborators “created an unauthorized copy and/or derivative work from Plaintiffs’ original material.” The new copyright lawsuit also names Sony Music Entertainment and Take a Daytrip.



– Excerpt from an article for Pitchfork by Madison Bloom. Find the full article here



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