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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:18 PM Reply

another track on his album also rips Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic NOTE FOR NOTE.

10 producers work on a track, they best they can come up with is stealing lol

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:31 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 04:18 PM, jpbear wrote: another track on his album also rips Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic NOTE FOR NOTE.

10 producers work on a track, they best they can come up with is stealing lol

I wonder if there's more to it then him just stealing it. Have the original artists said anything? It's very possible he contacted them about it, let's put away the pitchforks for a minute.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:35 PM Reply

Wow what a blatant ripoff. So cheap.
I would say that the producers should be ashamed of themselves, but I'm pretty sure that they could care less.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:37 PM Reply

What about the rap artist (I don't even know what his name is) who outright used Utada Hikaru's "Hikari / Simple and Clean" for his rap? I've heard that going around quite a bit in people's iPhones that I cannot shake it off, and I must mention it...


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:39 PM Reply

this kinda crap happends all the time and not a lot of people mention it so mostley the stealing "artist" gets away with it :(


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 04:43 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 04:31 PM, Envy wrote:
At 4/16/13 04:18 PM, jpbear wrote: another track on his album also rips Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic NOTE FOR NOTE.

10 producers work on a track, they best they can come up with is stealing lol
I wonder if there's more to it then him just stealing it. Have the original artists said anything? It's very possible he contacted them about it, let's put away the pitchforks for a minute.

nah the original artists have complained apparently,

another track has been found stolen off the album too btw:

original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LBX3h3uzbU
willi's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwTyMF4k2U0

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 07:07 PM Reply

this is fucking huge news now. will.i.am is a meme now for stealing shit lol. his career is down the drain now.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 07:25 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 07:07 PM, Sequenced wrote: this is fucking huge news now. will.i.am is a meme now for stealing shit lol. his career is down the drain now.

It's probably just huge news in the community that knows the original song (and artists), which is not the community that likes the kind of music will.i.am "makes". I don't think he'll have any problems at all with his career.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 07:35 PM Reply

Lol I remember a while back reading an article claiming The Black Eyed Peas stole songs... guess nothing changes. Only this time, will.i.am's versions are practically identical. You'd think he'd change up a few things significantly to remove suspicion... the brazenness of this guy!

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 07:35 PM Reply

Let's just pray that he comes clean about it so the original artists get some well deserved promo.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 07:38 PM Reply

Well the intro to the first example is quite evidently almost the same as the section from the original. Unless he has sample clearance then it's an obvious copy. The second example from this thread I don't hear quite so obviously. The riff at 3:20 of the Will track has the same or very similar rhythm to the ostinato from the original track but it is at least changed. Not one requiring the music police in my opinion unless I'm missing something (I am just scanning these tracks). Acts of mainstream plagiarism do intrigue me so.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 08:12 PM Reply

will i am has always been a fucking hack, he sampled some daft punk song (without getting clearance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pskXYI9300E


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 08:29 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 08:12 PM, lasse wrote: will i am has always been a fucking hack, he sampled some daft punk song (without getting clearance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pskXYI9300E

Happens all of the time. Will I Am hasn't had a track some out that didn't sample/rip off something else. Same goes for Pitbull as well. However, look hard enough and you'll find something in any mainstream song, be it the same key/chords/progression, or even melody and vocal rhythms.

This is a good thing for those guys, despite it being a douchy thing, at least they will end up getting a settlement out of it. As the sample was not cleared, and the song is owned only by Ajuana Beats.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 09:24 PM Reply

I know four-year-olds who can whistle up a new song yet a bunch of adults can't come up with a new song? And subsequently decide to just rip someone else off? Well I'll be darned, there's something messed up about that.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 10:37 PM Reply

At 4/16/13 08:29 PM, Ryskie wrote:
This is a good thing for those guys, despite it being a douchy thing, at least they will end up getting a settlement out of it. As the sample was not cleared, and the song is owned only by Ajuana Beats.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 12:22 AM Reply

At 4/16/13 07:07 PM, Sequenced wrote: this is fucking huge news now. will.i.am is a meme now for stealing shit lol. his career is down the drain now.

Say it ain't so, Joe! If true, there would probably be a media feeding frenzy. Anything like that, instead of reporting on treasonous governmental activities, is pure gold to those scum.

I'd still like to think Mr. Am had worked a private deal, and everything's kosher. I'll only start trippin' when I see it on Drudge Report.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 12:56 AM Reply

but he stolen from arty & mat zo's anjunabeats release "rebound". stealing is so bad right now.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 01:19 AM Reply

At 4/17/13 12:56 AM, sugarsimon wrote: but he stolen from arty & mat zo's anjunabeats release "rebound". stealing is so bad right now.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 02:02 AM Reply

At 4/17/13 12:22 AM, VicariousE wrote: I'd still like to think Mr. Am had worked a private deal, and everything's kosher. I'll only start trippin' when I see it on Drudge Report.

Either way, it's kinda pathetic that he has to use other people's work as main aspects of his "originals".

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 02:05 AM Reply

Will.I.Make.Millions.Off.Your.Tracks?

Makes me sick tbh.


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 03:09 AM Reply

Give the guy a break, it's hard being a star, managing PR, looking cool and trying to come up with cool songs!

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 02:32 PM Reply

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 02:41 PM Reply

This some real petty shit will.i.am did. Didn't he also steal from deadmau5 as well..


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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 06:48 PM Reply

Isn't this all hiphop about? Sampling shits and called it a work of the day. Hiphop community is corrupted by brainless monkeys.

At 4/16/13 09:24 PM, samulis wrote: I know four-year-olds who can whistle up a new song yet a bunch of adults can't come up with a new song? And subsequently decide to just rip someone else off? Well I'll be darned, there's something messed up about that.

You don't say. I bet everyone steals someone else 's music in their life, like once. So what will.i.am did isn't much different from what you and I might do.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 07:09 PM Reply

At 4/20/13 06:48 PM, Elitistinen wrote: Isn't this all hiphop about? Sampling shits and called it a work of the day. Hiphop community is corrupted by brainless monkeys.

no, its much more than sampling.
and its not even hop-hop its crappy electro house

At 4/16/13 09:24 PM, samulis wrote: I know four-year-olds who can whistle up a new song yet a bunch of adults can't come up with a new song? And subsequently decide to just rip someone else off? Well I'll be darned, there's something messed up about that.
You don't say. I bet everyone steals someone else 's music in their life, like once. So what will.i.am did isn't much different from what you and I might do.

that doesnt justify anything, if you kill a person only once you're still killing him.

also will.i.am has been ripping tracks his whole "career"

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 07:55 PM Reply

doesn't even matter if william doesn't compensate the artists, this kind of promo is priceless.

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Response to will.i.am stole from mat zo & arty Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 08:04 PM Reply

At 4/20/13 02:41 PM, XToxicReaper wrote: This some real petty shit will.i.am did. Didn't he also steal from deadmau5 as well..

yeah I think black eyed peas did theres a video of him completely ripping them lmao