Melle Mel  

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"In 1983 Grandmaster Melle Mel releases "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)", copying the bassline of "Cavern". 99 Records sues Sugar Hill Records for the similarities. However, when Sugar Hill is ordered to pay $660,000 in damages, it declares bankruptcy shortly after." --Sholem Stein

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Melvin Glover (born May 15, 1961 in The Bronx, New York), also known by his stage name Mele Mel, and formerly Melle Mel, is an American hip-hop musician ­­— one of the pioneers of old school hip hop as lead rapper & main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

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