House of Pain rapper suing bouncy castle company ‘Jump Around’
The Long Island, NY company’s website does reference the song (“If you want to get down—Jump Around!”) though whether or not this constitutes fair use is up for the courts to decide. The company also rents porta potties, slip ‘n’ slides, and giant sumo suits.
Schrody’s attorneys say that the use of the song name and its lyrics by a children’s party rental company is an “egregious violation” and that the MC “takes his intellectual property rights seriously.” Maybe a little too seriously.
Though perhaps the party rental company should have heeded Schrody’s advice: “battle me, that’s a sin.” But before you judge him too harshly, “God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes/ ‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to sing the blues.”
h/t New York Post