Wei Ye Oteng, the manager of Obrafour has reacted to the counter-claim of Chale Wote’s Mantse Aryeequaye over the ownership of the popular ‘Killer Cut’ sound which was allegedly sampled by Drake.
Mantse in a series of tweet shared on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, indicated that he is the original voice behind the “killer cut” sound which Drake sampled from Obrafuor’s “Oye Ohene” song.
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According to Mantse, the sound belongs to him and Obrafuor has no right to claim ownership.
“Hello @RobertFreundLaw, The intellectual property more specifically the ‘KILLER CUT’ sound which was sampled by @Drake in the track “Calling My Name” belongs to Mantse Aryeequaye and not to @iamobrafour …
Hello @Drake the intellectual property more specifically the ‘KILLER CUT’ sound which was sampled in your song “Calling My Name” belongs to me Mantse Aryeequaye and not to @IamObrafuo, Mantse tweeted.
Mantse goes on to say: “intellectual property rights and claim over all my artistic works including the “Killer Cut” sound you sampled off “Oye Ohene” remix used on Obrafuor’s album.”
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Directing his tweets at Drake, Mantse revealed “lawyer Kofi Bentil esq. of Lex Praxis Incorporated firstname.lastname@example.org who is pursuing this matter has informed me of a lawsuit against you solely in the name of @IamObrafuor”
He further confirms via the tweets that “I [Mantse Aryeequaye] insist that although @IamObrafuor has interest in the matter, he is not the owner of the right, and cannot assert it, definitely not alone, or make any demands for sole compensation for its use.
“Drake I wish to convey firmly as owner of the right and request that you consult my lawyer Kofi Bentil email@example.com before you take any steps regarding claims for compensation for the use of the intellectual property of Mantse Aryeequaye. You’ve been notified,” Mantse added.
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In a quick response to the claims of Mantse, the manager of Obrafour also took to his social media pages to state that talk is cheap.
He added that they have done the needful and that if Mantse feels he has any claim owner the intellectual property of the sound he should use the right channels instead of taking to social media to write.