The Black Eyed Peas are being accused of swiping a song from UK-based DJ and producer Adam Freeland without his permission.
According to the The Daily Swarm, Freeland is accusing the BEPs of plagiarizing his track “Mancry,” off his latest project Cope, for their new song “Party All The Time.”
“Party All The Time” is a track featured on the Peas’ latest album, The E.N.D. and was released after Freeland’s album.
Freeland definitely agrees that his track was bitten, and asked his Twitter followers to compare the two side-by-side: “Ok. Check this. Listen to our song ‘Mancry’. Now listen to Black Eyed Peas ‘Party All The Time.’ WTF!” he tweeted.
Here’s what the swarm suggests: “It seems very apparent that the Black Eyed Peas have straight up sampled the whole track as a backing to their vocals, and it could hardly even be considered a rearrangement. Check out Lee’s drums as a focal point of the track.”
Lawyers for both camps are currently in contact. At press time, it was unknown whether or not legal action would be filed with the courts.
Stay tuned … but check out the comparison below to draw your own conclusions.