Uh, one thing 'bout music when it hit you feel no pain
White folks says it controls your brain I know better than that
That's game and we ready for that two soldiers head of the pack
Matter of fact who got the gat? And where my army at?
Song by Dead Prez ^^
song by Drake:
One thing ’bout music, when it hits you feel no pain
And I swear I got that shit that make these bitches go insane
So they tell me that they love me, I know better than that, it’s just game
It’s just what comes with the fame, and I’m ready for that, I’m just sayin
That is a tough one. You could say that it was inspired by the original, or that it was stolen. I think if it came up in a Court of law, it would not be found as stealing, since it is not exactly the same. Well, except for the first line. So, I guess I would not call it stealing, just a lack of original ideas.
"They are actually more skilled lyricist than Marley." ROFL. Whatever man. Bob Marley was a revolutionary. I agree with the others on here: what a wasted post. Rap's been ripping off other artists for years. (e.g. Vanilla Ice ripped of Queen's 'under pressure') Clearly stealing doesn't matter in that industry so why make a big deal about it. Listen to your cRap. I'll listen to my everything else and not care who 'swagger jacked' whoever. You shouldn't either. You aren't seeing any money off the song.
I have listened to both Mos Def and Talib... and while they are poetic, I would hardly insult a literary great such as Poe. Perhaps next you will tell me that Li'l Kim is equivalent to Emily Bronte? I *do* listen to hip hop, I hear it every single day in my place of work and I am surrounded by people who praise it as the best music there is, but none of those people would ever insult a classic such as Bob Marley and say that he wasn't as great a lyricist as Dead Presidents. I have listened to everything from Pavarotti to Xzibit and have formed my opinions on music based on my extensive exposure to all genres. My opinion, sir, is not one based on ignorance.