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Eminem sued for $8 million over allegedly stolen 'Rap God' sample

More than a year after its release, Eminem's "Rap God" is still drumming up controversy. This time, it's not the content of the lyrics; it's the originality of the track.

Raymond James, of the hip-hop group Hotstylz, has filed an $8 million lawsuit against Eminem and his record label, alleging that an extended verse in the middle of "Rap God" cribs from his own verse on "Lookin Boy."

TMZ, which reported the story, hasn't heard from Eminem — but they've lined up the two tracks so you can judge for yourself. --Scott Meslow