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It looks like will.i.am is about to be hit with another copyright infringement lawsuit. A Russian producer and DJ named Arty is accusing the Black Eyed Pea of stealing the tonal structure and hook of his 2011 song “Rebound” and using it in “Let’s Go,” which is featured on the track “Let’s Go” from will.i.am’s new album #willpower. And he’s got a strong case. Aside from a few notes, the tracks sound almost identical.
"Rebound" was produced by Mat Zo for Anjunabeats, the trance label run by dance trio Above & Beyond. Arty insists will.i.am never received sample clearance for the song or the label. "They never cleared rights through Anjunabeats, who's only one label, who owns (sic) the rights for 'Rebound.'" Tweeted Arty.Read More »from Black Eyed Peas Frontman will.i.am Accused of Plagiarism… Again