Do real hip hop heads really like Drake? Yall got to be playin
I dont know if yall be hearing the funny voices that nigga rap in, but i dont see how yall can hate Iggy but put Drake in any top 5 list, they are literally the same person. Foreign ass motherfuckers who tripped into black culture and were propped up by hella suspect yet respected southern MCs.
I dont know how anyone can listen to a whole Drake song without stopping asking "what kind of bitch ass nigga relates to this fuck ass shit?" This myth of tough guy Drake on the same level as sugar plum fairies and white jesus.
You dont need to know how to read music to do a chord progression, just press some keys on a piano or learn a couple major chords on a guitar... A million different songs use the same chord progressions (I–V–vi–IV) but thats just the nature of music and what the human ear finds the most appealing.
Real musicians know you can use the same exact chord progression and come out with a completely different song. Jimi Hendrix estate never sued Stevie Ray Vaughn and thats an obvious "inspired by" situation. James Brown didnt sue Mystikal for blatantly emulating his style, nor did the Bee Gees sue Justin Timberlake for making a whole (multi platinum) album that could have been theirs...
There is a thin line between stealing and inspiration, but there is a difference. When I hear "Blurred Lines" the last thing I think about is "Got To Give It Up", I obviously think of a knock off of something from that time, but that was the intention of the producer.
The only suits won in these situations should be for samples, blatant note for note rips over four measures, lyrical theft, or melody and cadence.
Lets also not forget that Marvin Gaye was inspired by a band and the very words he was coming up with took shape around music that accompanied him. He controlled the groove as a conductor but each member of the band obviously had chops and knew how to create a rhythm section drawing from their own skills. So what about that, you just gonna give Gaye the credit for creating a whole sound? What gives them the right to sue for a style of music that wasnt unique to him. Its more Marvin that made those songs great, not the beats behind him.
People siding with the Gaye's obviously dont do music professionally or have experience in creating their own, similar to the members of the estate pursuing this.
A person should not be penalized for listening to Marvin and being inspired to make a record. That is ridiculous, people blatantly rip off greats all the time, but it's only because they set the standard for popular music.
How many rappers could Das EFX or Bone Thugs sue with this precedent? Some opinions are just incorrect no matter how much faux music knowledge back them because of common sense @Noir hypocrisy and double standards are just that.