Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Borrowed It but forgot to tell you

Music changes year after year. Sometimes it takes a turn we all don't approve of and most times we just love it and follow it even if whatever is being said in the song is silly or inspiring.
Sampling is an essential part of music today. Like Kanye West All falls down, was sampled from Lauryn Hill's mystery of iniquity. The same with The Alan Parsons Project , Ammonia avenue in his song Heartless. Jay-z also sampled Andrea Mcardle's Hard knock life in his album Life and times of Sean Carter Vol.2 Ghetto anthem. We have our V.I.P borrowing from Mario and Luigi in the ever classic Mario brothers in their song Lumbe Lumbe. So i guess its something we cant do without. But my problem is are the originators of these sampled songs getting any credit.

So i came across a song earlier on in the year,really great song.

Now its the end of the year and a similar song just popped up. Hmmm!!!

So the question is who borrowed from who and forgot to tell the other?


http://abebedorespgondufo.blogs.sapo.pt/ said...

Very good.

CY said...

My friend I think you're way off. The two songs might have the same tempo, but I wouldn't go as far as to say one is a ripoff of the other. The second song sounds like it could have been inspired by any of the popular songs being played on radio stations in Ghana.
And even if it is a copy, so what? If I take crap and I make it better who wins? The listeners, of course!!

Abena Serwaa said...

Hmm..to me the two songs do have similar beats but could it just be that the Zigi's song is following the Cabo Snoop genre rather than sampling? Well, that's the way I see it...I will ask my friend Tiano what he thinks since he is Angolan..

B.O.N.T.I said...

Thanx @ very long blog name

B.O.N.T.I said...

@Cy listen to both songs again. I dont think they are that different. and i never said it was a rip off the other.
The thing with most ghanaian people is that, they do not like to explore and embrace other cultures unless its from da west.. I think its a perfectly good angolan song

B.O.N.T.I said...

@abena i'm glad u feel the same way. i'm curious to knw wat ur angolan friend thinks