French dance gurus Justice offered a little lawyer-bait in an interview with MTV, revealing that they didn’t bother to clear many of the samples they used on their debut album, Cross.
Speaking to MTV, Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay confirmed what many fans have suspected for a while when they said: “we sample really small bits of things that nobody can recognise”.
“If you listen to Genesis, the first track, there are samples of Slipknot, Queen and 50 Cent, but they are such short samples no one can recognise them. The ones from Slipknot, for example, are just tiny bits of the voice.”
Justice did make sure that the obviously lifted material was legit. “On the album, we used three big samples that we had to clear,” they confirmed.
It’s safe to assume that they didn’t clear their statements with their lawyer, either.