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Will.i.am

Accused of Ripping Off

Dance Track On New Album

4/17/2013 8:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Will.i.am may be forced to say ... i.am a rip off artist ... at least if a record producer has his way.

The Black Eyed Pea has been called out by house producer Arty, who claims Will.i.am's "Let's Go" is a blatant ripoff of his dance track "Rebound," produced with Mat Zo.

Will's track features Chris Brown and will be part of his upcoming album #THATPOWER ... Chris has lashed out at Arty and Mat, tweeting, "I don't even know who mat zo Or arty is ... I don't listen to that s**t ..."

Take a listen and then you be the judge ...

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chzbrgrmachne    

Will.I.am's version kinda sucks.

553 days ago
2.

ehess    

Man, you didn't even play the right part of Rebound...play from 1:07 on......

553 days ago
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shannon    

how could anyone want credit for that?

553 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

The problem is when he said he doesn't listen to that sh*t. If you listen to better music than yours maybe then you would be able to produce good music. Until then, even attempts at copying other works will be weak. As per this track as a prime example.

553 days ago
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Joe    

Willy has it subdued, but it sounds like the Matt Zo and Arty beat..

i'd rather listen to theirs than Willy's.. I don't need to hear him singing.

553 days ago
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Gatanegra    

What I do know is that both suck! Seriously, this is music?

Also, stop with the auto tune!!

553 days ago
7.

Helen    

Hasn't he been accused of this same thing before? I dont see why anyone would purposely listen to either, but I also have good taste in music. ;)

553 days ago
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Helen    

and i love how he said " ... I don't listen to that s**t ..." so he's admitting his music (since it sounds the same) is also ****?

553 days ago
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herp derp    

You played the wrong part of Rebound...

TMZ is awful at fact-checking.

553 days ago
10.

Yo Daddy!    

lol tmz didn't even put the right parts to compare. If some one listens to the comparable parts of the song then they can see william stole their music.

553 days ago
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sheeppiss    

TMZ has the Mat Zo version playing at the wrong part. Check out the complete song and you will hear that it is EXACTLY the same.

553 days ago
12.

NobodySpecial    

WIllIAm sucks. All of his stuff is heavy autotune trash.

553 days ago
13.

EggsOverEasy    

Clearly there has been a rip off because they both sound like auto tuned sh*t...

553 days ago
14.

Chris M     

UPVOTE THIS. Listen to how perfectly they overlap each other.. http://videodoubler.com/combo/4412

553 days ago
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cabuchholz73    

doesn't sound anything alike. What is next an artist suing another artist for using the same guitar as the other

552 days ago
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