Will.i.am rips off Boys Noize

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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._

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rancho

rancho said on the 17th Feb, 2011

i hope will.i.am chokes on the fame and fortune cock he's been sucking for nearly 10 years now. diaf you sell out cunt.

nik 96

nik 96 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

will.i.am you fucking hack thats just blatant stealing, why isnt more done to stop him?

daverh

daverh said on the 17th Feb, 2011

and the video also rips off Supreme too.

johnbiggs

johnbiggs said on the 17th Feb, 2011

man poor alex when i spoke to him he couldnt believe he just ripped it straight.

SKIZM_ONE

SKIZM_ONE said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Why does everyone say it rips off supreme? The Supreme logo is a direct reference to Barbara Kruger's work from the 1980s

VanillaGorilla

VanillaGorilla said on the 17th Feb, 2011

This is the most obvious case of plaguirsim and copy right impechment since disney. wow will.i.am/zuper blaq wot ever you call yourself. YOU ARE NO DJ!

BMoney

BMoney said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Ahhh there all just ripping of Judas Priest anyways

i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 17th Feb, 2011

aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhahaa

futurec

futurec said on the 17th Feb, 2011

worst dude! always had a soft spot for that boys noize tune

jk_05

jk_05 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

should have retired after 'bridging the gap', awesome album...nothing but shit since then..and now this! well said rancho

JackT

JackT said on the 17th Feb, 2011

But guys, he added some amazing lyrics!

PhatD

PhatD said on the 17th Feb, 2011

I would swim naked upstream through a torrent of acidic horse urine while thousands of starved pirranahs with blunt teeth feast on my bare scrotum for the opportunity to punch someone who knows someone who's met will.i.am

consensualrapist

consensualrapist said on the 17th Feb, 2011

he deserves a zuper blahq hand.

Psychomaniac

Psychomaniac said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Ouch my ears! Zuper Blahq is worse than aids. What's with the lyrics anyway, it's just jumbled crap. Douche.

m_xt

m_xt said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Serious ear bleed hearing tha william mutilation of yeah.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 17th Feb, 2011

I've had to seriously doubt my belief in music after listening to that.

blazet

blazet said on the 17th Feb, 2011

The video even take its style from a previous Boys Noize video too - http://pompandclout.com/work/boysnoize_jeffer/

The question is, does this guy have an original bone left in his body? I think not.

JamRock

JamRock said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Geez he's ripped it 100%!!!

tylerj23

tylerj23 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

So creative. I hope he wins a grammy for it.

autumn acid

autumn acid said on the 17th Feb, 2011

why is this person so unfortunate?

husky_dj

husky_dj said on the 17th Feb, 2011

hmmm...as a producer in the commercial spotlight, its pretty shocking that he can't even spend the time to pay a producer to at least 'copy' the beats... as that appears to be his intension... instead he just blatantly lifts the song and has added a boring 'sounds like a 5 year old' style rap over it...this makes me pretty angry being a producer trying so hard so make my music appear unique and different..the sad thing is, he will sell more copies of this than i will in my entire career..

B_e_de

B_e_de said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Well he sure lived up to the 'blaq' part of his name. Thieving douche, it's a beat, not my bike!

Jewis

Jewis said on the 17th Feb, 2011

did he genuinely think he would get away with that?hahahahahahaha. fucking joke

rusdev

rusdev said on the 17th Feb, 2011

what a fagget, lets burn him on a stake!

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 17th Feb, 2011



This, so many times over. It makes me hate them even more that I know they actually have shown that they're talented individuals with their first two albums.

fivegrand

fivegrand said on the 17th Feb, 2011

The Boys Noize track is so generic and soulless it's like a joke. As if someone was trying on purpose to make horrible non-music for a sci-fi film set in a future where there's no soul. They deserve bad things to happen to them for releasing such crap into the world.

Weqster

Weqster said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Boyz Noize did a deal with the devil and now they are regretting it. serves em right for collabing with such a tool.

talio93

talio93 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

will.i.am... wins the most hated 'artist' on ITM award!

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 17th Feb, 2011

fuckinggayskankyhofagwhoredoucheripoffcuntwankerfagFUCK!die in a hole wil.i.am

Venlolcat

Venlolcat said on the 17th Feb, 2011

i dont think will.i.am's in the house anymore.

ThomasAnthony

ThomasAnthony said on the 17th Feb, 2011

hahaha i was waiting for someone to use this track always thought it was a good instrumental, surprised there has not been anymore bootlegs!

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Two negatives make positive, but this just makes three negatives. The physics world is in a shambles as a result of this!

Chillin

Chillin said on the 17th Feb, 2011

How the fuck can he be that dumb? I hope his ass gets sued back to nothingness

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 17th Feb, 2011



If you don't like the two first Black Eyed Peas albums, GTFO.

Seriously though, go have a listen, before Fergie joined, they were proper good jazzy hip hop.

For the amount people hate will.i.am, you sure do put a lot of effort into typing out his fucking retarded pseudonym.

His real name is William Adams. So don't do him any favours and write out his bullshit name the way he wants you to; call him by his real name.

Fuck you William Adams. FUCK. YOU.

(I am aware of the irony of high lighting how stupid it is to call him by his pseudonym in a post that refers to him by his pseudonym)

jsorati

jsorati said on the 17th Feb, 2011

seriously only counted about 3 'tiny edits to the song. seriously not even a half effort to try and change it. will.i.am is a zuper shit cunt

nickwalsh12

nickwalsh12 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

talentless idiot.. the fucked thing is that he will make so much more money than boys noize ever would off this tune and its such a great tune!

libr8u

libr8u said on the 17th Feb, 2011

I'm so disgusted by will i am for such a blatent rip off, i seriously hope boys noize take legal action against this stupid, lazy, thief.

What really bothers me though is all the teeny boppers that dont know any better are gonna think that will i am made this beat all by himself. (plus all the other recent rip offs)

Theres sampling snippets of tracks, and making it your own, and theres this...

frasercarter

frasercarter said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Just a Publicity Stunt.....what a doucher.

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 17th Feb, 2011

From the whole page of this shit, the really fucked up thing is that people are paying the Black Eyed Peas out for being teenie bopper shit music.

Sorry, what the fuck do you think Boyz Noize is?

funkdupkat

funkdupkat said on the 17th Feb, 2011

cough it up dickhead $$$$$

dj curly

dj curly said on the 17th Feb, 2011

He rip ass right on this 1 court here tha go

hamo32

hamo32 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

From the whole page of this shit, the really fucked up thing is that people are paying the Black Eyed Peas out for being teenie bopper shit music.

Sorry, what the fuck do you think Boyz Noize is?


I enjoy it, and just because I don't have 6000+ posts doesn't mean that's a bad thing.

ksmo212

ksmo212 said on the 17th Feb, 2011

no surprise. west coast beats have been dead for at least 10 years. all the hot hip-hop producers dribble down in the south y'all :O

KADKAD

KADKAD said on the 17th Feb, 2011

old news
ht tp://bit.ly/g4fAgh

wobmorris

wobmorris said on the 17th Feb, 2011

you're all retarded if you dont think boys noize has sold the track to Will.i.am! there is no way that anyone could get away with plagurism that blatant so it is clear as day that this is in fact boys noize cashing in. and why not!? whats wrong with exploiting will.i.am for the tool that he is and making some decent cash out of him!?

mofunk

mofunk said on the 17th Feb, 2011

Zuper WHAQ

fool thinks he can jack beats like the old hiphop days. Will's an amazing producer when he wants to be, but like most former credible artists, he's fallen a victim to the fame and $$$
SELL-OUT / NO RESPECT / DONT DESTROY "DANCE" MUSIC ANYMORE ... your fucking the whole genre by making it more mainstream than ever, I hate where electronic music has gone, FUCK ALL THIS SHIT, you've made rappers want to jump ship - brainswashing all these suckers into thinking this is 'music'
*thanks for destroying modern music Will, you dont realise what you've done to this generation

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 17th Feb, 2011



That's exactly what makes it a bad thing.

Villephant

Villephant said on the 18th Feb, 2011

that's terrible
worse than the wiley rolex thing, at least that had some style :P

DHindahouse

DHindahouse said on the 18th Feb, 2011

can someone please kick some sense into this useless waste of space. Tell him to stop releasing this dance-pop rubbish and making people think its "dance" music.

DJ KnightSA

DJ KnightSA said on the 18th Feb, 2011

Assuming Boys Noize doesn't, is it possible to sue Will.i.am as Boys Noize's fans on his behalf?

DjPuma

DjPuma said on the 18th Feb, 2011

Will U R SHIITT! Go back to making hip hop records and leave the house and electro alone.. And buy some new sunnies you freak.

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 18th Feb, 2011

excuse me for being ignorant, wiley ripped someone off? please share

Villephant

Villephant said on the 18th Feb, 2011

maybe not direct rip but.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5AH4qjxhNE

like i said though, more style to his :P
and it isn't just a straight rip

tigerace

tigerace said on the 20th Feb, 2011

The black eye peas in general represent everything I hate about life..

daverh

daverh said on the 20th Feb, 2011

http://www.musicrooms.net/files/artists/Will_I_Am_Profile_606406828.jpg

His hat is lego. Your argument is invalid.

Morecowbell

Morecowbell said on the 21st Feb, 2011

The teeny-bopper comment is just a little ridiculous Bones. Try playing 'Starter', 'Waves' or 'Sweet Light' to a room full of 14 year-old girls. Cue requests for jason derulo or that fucked up, offensive 'Like a G6' rubbish. Hardly comparable to Alex Ridha.

In other news, I'm starting a class action for everyone who has had their hearing function permanently damaged by will i am's blasphemous mutilation of Yeah. Cunt.

LOKIAU

LOKIAU said on the 21st Feb, 2011

What a fucken douchebag I hope he dies soon

bigruss9902

bigruss9902 said on the 24th Feb, 2011

Will I Am is such a dusche, all he does is Train wrecks every time he spins

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 25th Feb, 2011



I don't know what half the words in your post mean, rendering your argument invalid.

jessbingham

jessbingham said on the 25th Feb, 2011

the good thing is that anyone who knows anything will remember what william and the black eyed peas realy are, fuck what the commercial world thinks anyway. Let em think its theres, leave the good shit to us mad cunts!!

dobbo1234

dobbo1234 said on the 25th Feb, 2011

my mum watched that vid and went in to early menopause... hope u die will.i.am

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 25th Feb, 2011



Mother of God what does that even mean?

twistedbydesign

twistedbydesign said on the 21st Mar, 2011

We be fallin up, never fallin down
We keep it at a higher level, elevated ground.

ravs

ravs said on the 5th May, 2011



:lol::lol::lol:

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Shiieet I doubt Will.I.Am at this stage is trying to make beats to get out there, be original and bring somthing new to the game.

He prolly just wants to buy a new 40ft Yatch.

p.s. who the fvck are boyz noise? They must have some pretty awesome music considering the amount of people pissed off about the rip-off.

agvicsa

agvicsa said on the 24th Apr, 2013

Link for Steal-I-Am is here .....
http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/will-i-am-dance-prod-by-zuper-blahq-song.399629.html

franklin

franklin said on the 26th Apr, 2013

He does really well to give the song new life.

Tazarthebeastmaster

Tazarthebeastmaster said on the 29th Apr, 2013

Will.I.Am is a loser douche-fart