Eminem's publishing company has been awarded with $ 415 000 after the High Court in New Zealand ruled that a political party infringed on the rapper's copyright by using a version of his 2002 8 Mile hit "Lose Yourself" in a 2014 election advertisement.
The song titled "Eminem-esque," was purchased by the National Party, from a stock music library.
According to reports, the country's High Court ruled the track was "sufficiently similar" to the hip-hop star's "highly original work".
Jonathan Fairbairn asks if South African political parties had to use a soundtrack for the 2019 elections what would it be?
Perhaps the ANC's could be talking heads Road to Nowhere.— Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer
The EFF's could be the Fugees, Ready or Not.— Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer
Listen here to the team sing these lyrics...
This article first appeared on 702 : Words you will hear today: Eminem's Lose yourself