Monday, April 10, 2006


Kevin Federline is in trouble. His fabulous recording career (forgive us if we're wrong, but it seems so far to be self-released stuff through MySpace, like fourteen year-old boys from Chukkhappa would do) has managed to piss off Thomas Dolby. Federline sampled Mobb Deep on one of his "joints", and didn't bother to clear the sample.

Now, Mobb Deep are labelmates of Britney, and so they couldn't really say much (it's kind of like if the bosses' dog pees on your shoes).

Unfortunately, the sample Federline chose was itself a sample, from Thomas Dolby and Magnus Pyke's She Blinded Me With Science.

Okay, Pyke wasn't credited on the single, but he'd been rucial to its creation - he'd refused to deliver his, titular line as anything other than a question on the grounds that everyone knew he was a celebrated scientist and it would be impossible for a girl to blind him with science; he also refused to wear a white coat in the video as impersonating a doctor was a crime.

Anyway, Dolby is really pissed with Federline:

"You can't just take a very well-known piece of music and add your own vitriolic rap over the top of it and get away with it. If anybody's going to sing nasty lyrics over my music, it's going to be me."

"I considered turning a blind eye to it other than, as I mentioned on my site, asking him politely to take it down," Dolby said. "But I found out today that it aired on VH1 last week. So it's more than just an MP3 download. It's airing on TV, and there's no question it's taken from the Mobb Deep record. It's like what Vanilla Ice did with 'Ice Ice Baby' [illegally sampling Queen and David Bowie's 'Under Pressure'], although I think Vanilla Ice is a superstar compared to this guy."

Now, that, Thomas, is just being nasty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Royalty Free Beats For One Dollar


All of our one dollar beats are sample free and royalty free, these beats can be used for Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, advertising, motion production, sports, games, software, ringtones, and more. All we ask is two things, one if you use these beats for commercial purposes that you give "" written credit for our production and two not to resell or give away beats without vocals if used for musical purposes. Links to download beats will be sent by e mail after purchase, each beat will be sent as a WAVE Audio File and a MP3 File. When purchased you will have non-exclusive rights to the beat or beats you buy for life. If you have any questions feel free to email us at thank you and enjoy.

Post a comment

As a general rule, posts will only be deleted if they reek of spam.