Drake may have Started From The Bottom, but if he isn't careful, he might end up back at the bottom. Hip-Hop often samples other forms of music, but the proper channels most be utilized.

Apparently, the intro used for his Jay Z assisted "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" did not have the correct sample clearance. The sample originates from the late great jazz musician, Jimmy Smith's 1982 song "Jimmy Smith Rap".

The liner notes for Drake's Nothing Was the Same album state that the sample was properly licensed. However, Jimmy Smith's estate says differently. Now Drake and his label, Cash Money Records are being sued for over $300,000. While that seems like a lot, that's basically chump change for the rapper/singer/actor who has already amassed over 1 million copies sold of the album.