Black Eyed Peas steal from Adam Freeland?
Tue 7th Jul, 2009 Newsin
In between getting into alleged brawls with famous bloggers and being generally annoying, it would seem as though ubiquitous poppers Black Eyed Peas have developed a habit of nicking material from famous dance producers. Or so Adam Freeland believes.
In an entry on the producer’s Twitter account, a clearly upset Freeland pointed out some similarities between the song Mancry from the latest Freeland album Cope and The Black Eyed Peas’ Party All The Time. “OK. Check this. Listen to our song ‘Mancry’. Now listen to Black Eyed Peas ‘Party all the time’ WTF!”. A video comparison of the two tracks in question (which you can check out below) backs up Freeland’s confusion as the distorted synth progression of Mancry is essentially used note for note. Whilst the original does have more than a hint of M83 about it, the use of it by BEP is nothing short of a blatant rip off.
With their new album The E.N.D. (translating to The Energy Never Dies, and another potential backlash from N.E.R.D) The Black Eyed Peas recruited some big guns such as David Guetta and Boys Noize for outside assistance, so why then would they would they do the dirty on another big-name producer like Adam Freeland as his frustrated Tweet suggests? Maybe will.i.am’s rejection from Daft Punk back in 2007 made the ‘Peas frontman nervous about getting clearance for all his samples, but surely not even robot-scorn is justification for such sonic plagiarism.
Check out the video comparison of the two tracks below and stay tuned for emerging details as we get them!