Trick Daddy Paid ‘Pennies’ For Ozzy Osbourne To Clear ‘LET’S GO’ Sample
Ozzy Osbourne gave Trick Daddy permission to sample his work, and the upfront cost to use the sample was also more than acceptable, according to Trick Daddy.
The Miami OG described how he came to borrow Osbourne’s 1980 song “Crazy Train” on his successful single “Let’s Go,” which featured Lil Jon and Twista, in an interview with HipHopDX on the red carpet at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
“When I heard that the original owner of the song loved the fact that I wanted to redo a sample of his beat and it wasn’t gonna take that much? I was ready to do that,” he said.
The 2004 Trick Daddy record, which was produced by Jim Jonsin and Bigg D, included a number of elements from Osbourne’s original, and the agreements allowed Osbourne residual rights from those uses.
“Of course, I gave him his share,” Trick continued. “But as far as upfront money, it was pennies.”
From Trick Daddy’s sixth studio album Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets, “Let’s Go” was the lead single. The album also included the regional hit “Sugar,” which featured Ludacris and CeeLo Green, as well as guest appearances from Jeezy, T.I., and Trey Songz. The album is still Trick Daddy’s best-performing release on the chart and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, which at the time comprised two distinct charts, eventually placed the album at the top. The most popular song in Trick’s discography to date, “Let’s Go,” was a major factor in the project’s popularity.
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