Sample clearance issues result in US song changes for Jessie Ware

By | Published on Friday 14 December 2012

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware’s debut album ‘Devotion’ will get a physical release in the US later this month (it already being available digitally), but the single ‘110%’ won’t be on it. Well, it will, but it will be called ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’.

The change comes after she was unable to clear a sample on the track from ‘100%’ by late rapper Big Pun, the title of her song being a direct reference to his – “I thought I could top it”, she told Billboard. This also means that the opening line of the song, which is taken from Big Pun’s track, “Carvin my initials on your forehead”, is replaced by a new line, “Coming on a mission like a warhead”.

“We had to be imaginative and change the words. It’s annoying but it always happens”, she said. The rest of the album remains untouched though.