Will.i.am rips off Boys Noize
Thu 17th Feb, 2011 News 12867 viewsin
You’d think that Will.i.am would’ve learned his lesson by now. After his world-crushing group The Black Eyed Peas had two previous plagiarism run-ins with Deadmau5 and Adam Freeland – the latter of which went to legal action – the BEP frontman is at it again, this time blatantly lifting beats from German DJ and producer Boys Noize.
In a case that’s eerily similar to when he jacked a Daft Punk production for his own single, Will.i.am has ripped Boys Noize’s recent jam Yeah to serve as the backing track for Dance, a tune released under Will.i.am’s Zuper Blahq moniker. While Boys Noize and Will.i.am have worked together on previous Black Eyed Peas material it would appears as though there was no collaboration this time around, with Boys Noize seemingly addressing the drama on Twitter when exclaimed that it was “used without permission”.
What makes this whole thing even worse is that the use of Yeah isn’t even creative, it’s just there almost completely unaltered save for some incoherent vocal rants. You can check out the two songs side by side below for comparison but be warned, you may not like what you hear.
*UPDATE: In an interesting turn of events, the video director Jam Sutton has disabled the original Vimeo link and Dim Mak has now removed the Zuper Blahq video from YouTube. All we can find of the track is this low quality rip of the video on YouTube, but don’t let that spoil your enjoyment of the song._