Posted in SXSW | industry | music | tour dates on March 12, 2012

Syl Johnson @ the Bell House in June (BKLYN) (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
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TMZ reports that Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson, who sued Kanye West and Jay-Z in 2011 over the improper use of his song "Different Strokes" in the Watch the Throne track "The Joy," has now reached an out-of-court settlement with the pair of rappers. Additional details have not been made available to the public.

In related news, Jay-Z plays Austin City Limits as part of SXSW TONIGHT.

Syl Johnson's "Different Strokes" and Kanye West/Jay-Z's "The Joy," below..

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Syl Johnson - "Different Strokes"

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Kanye West & Jay-Z - "The Joy"

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