Black Eyed Peas steal from Adam Freeland?

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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!

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saad

saad said on the 7th Jul, 2009

wtf! blatant theft

Juzzzy

Juzzzy said on the 7th Jul, 2009

fk the black eyed peas

SurrealRush

SurrealRush said on the 7th Jul, 2009

Argh the video isnt even coming up on my screen so unable to see this! This has been happening a bit lately :(

Sword22

Sword22 said on the 7th Jul, 2009

Im sure Mr. Freeland would also have noticed the ridiculous similarities between The BEP song 'boom boom pow' and angello and laidback lukes 'be'. PARTICULARLY the looped female vocal. have a listen... Im glad someone pointed this out because i have thoug

Wowk

Wowk said on the 7th Jul, 2009

It's such a shme that such a brilliant group have gone so downhill

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said on the 7th Jul, 2009

geee thats pretty obvious....

Timmyloi

Timmyloi said on the 7th Jul, 2009

fucking lame....... death to the black eyed peas and all other commercial rip off artists

michaelcostin

michaelcostin said on the 7th Jul, 2009

How can a group that released a tune as good as "Joints N Jams" now be putting out garbage like that.

StiC MaN

StiC MaN said on the 7th Jul, 2009

wonders how a trio of talented hip hop artists can go from "joints and jams" to rubbish like "my humps", "boom boom pow" and the addition of fergie. just blatant selling out. lol wil.i.am tries to justify by saying critics "dont understand hip hop" and th

stevenwoolley

stevenwoolley said on the 7th Jul, 2009

Sword22 I totally agree, it was the first thing i thought when i herd that shite track Boom Boom!!!!!

VOITY81

VOITY81 said on the 7th Jul, 2009

These guys used to be fairly good earlier in this decade but now they are blacked eyed P.U.S.S. Word

seth111

seth111 said on the 7th Jul, 2009

That is just fucked!!!!

Citizen

Citizen said on the 7th Jul, 2009

WHOA! Thats fuct. 'sif the BEPs didn't already sound awful enough without having to steal other peeps shit. Take 'em to the cleaners, Adam!

Verbil

Verbil said on the 7th Jul, 2009

They do have a habit of slinging some VERY simple rhymes over a nicked beat. "Be Free", while it is a fun, lighthearted romp, is pretty much bubblegum rap over an incessant loop of Laid Back's "White Horse." They also have a reputation for acting like arr

dave54

dave54 said on the 7th Jul, 2009

shame, shame will.i.am, but the perez hilton punch is a saving grace

jcotteri

jcotteri said on the 7th Jul, 2009

boom boom pow mother fucker!

Tranceologer

Tranceologer said on the 7th Jul, 2009

Man thats awful, how can you knowingly steal someone else's tune note for note. I never liked the BEP.

ravestarsy

ravestarsy said on the 7th Jul, 2009

What a disgrace. BEP are a bunch of fools.

ACunners

ACunners said on the 8th Jul, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbJ5kHfIhC4 For those who cant see the vid like me. its fairly obvious aswell aha.

Neil UPP

Neil UPP said on the 8th Jul, 2009

why was freeland listening to black eyed peas in the first place?

toilet trained

toilet trained said on the 8th Jul, 2009

OMG, one of the most blatant rip offs i have ever heard!

Geegee

Geegee said on the 8th Jul, 2009

BEP shit me up the wall. That's exactly the same sample!!!!!

Marky

Marky said on the 8th Jul, 2009

Holy cow - that's really pretty clear isn't it. What's really changed though? Hip hop was born out of sampling riffs from old records. Fast forward 25 years, it's exactly the same thing - only instead of old funk records they're sampling from relatively

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 8th Jul, 2009

They can give Basement Jaxx back their album font too

Geegee

Geegee said on the 8th Jul, 2009

BEP are as useless as two tits on a bull!

blazet

blazet said on the 8th Jul, 2009

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

hungry__lotus

hungry__lotus said on the 9th Jul, 2009

This is pathetic. I am becoming so jaded and cynical that this is just one more incident that is further alienating me from mainstream society. Most people suck.

ticketsplease

ticketsplease said on the 9th Jul, 2009

Look up sell out in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of the black eyed peas.

wild_comfort

wild_comfort said on the 9th Jul, 2009

what the fuck is boys noize doing with these cocksuckers?

Heyfron

Heyfron said on the 9th Jul, 2009

Rip Offffffffffffffffffffffff!

mrKoala

mrKoala said on the 10th Jul, 2009

what a disgrace. i cant wait for the proceeding legal action against these hacks. trying to capitalize off of the current success of the dance scene by making cheesy copies of it. sell out all the time.

wookie nipple

wookie nipple said on the 10th Jul, 2009

gee guys you clearly dont know much about electronic music.. i read one person say death to the rip off artists!? hello have you guys ever heard of a group called DAFT PUNK!?? educate yourself and youll realise that most of daft punk's songs are not origi

mrKoala

mrKoala said on the 10th Jul, 2009

come on, there is clearly a difference between sampling and blatant stealing. Yes, we all know that daft punk sampled all sorts of shit...the hook from Edwin Birdsong's 'Cola Bottle Baby' comes to mind. This is something far different from that; they hav

wookie nipple

wookie nipple said on the 10th Jul, 2009

take one look at this http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/226/Daft%20Punk-Robot%20Rock_Breakwater-Release%20the%20Beast/ and tell me that robot rock isnt the same thing. and im not bagging daft punk (im all for sampling) cause i love them dearly, how

jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 26th Apr, 2013

It's just a sample, stop bitchin. What has Freeland done lately??? Has he quit the biz?? His most famous songs sample White Stripe's Seven Nation Army and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Has he even listened to the Beastie's Boys Paul's Boutique or Gir