“Joel Mac says he was outside the Mercer Hotel in SoHo a few years back … at the same time the famous trio was recording Jay Z’s “Watch the Throne” album. Jay, Kanye and Frank had rented a bunch of rooms in the hotel and actually recorded part of the album there.
So Mac says in a new federal lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — a guy named Mike Dean bought one of his CDs in front of the hotel, and the next thing he knew his song — Made in America — was cut 11 on the album.”
Now while I find it hard to believe that Kanye and Jay Z need to steal records, the two songs do sound vaguely familiar. Check out both records here, and let us know what you think in the comments.