Ok so I generally don’t post rap/music beef on this site (unless it turns criminal) but I couldn’t help myself with this one.
“Cha Cha” singer D.R.A.M. is accusing rapper/singer Drake of jacking his song for Drake’s hit song, “Hotline Bling”.
I have heard both songs (on the radio 10,000 times) & while they are both catchy & commercial, I personally dont hear an uncanny resemblance of the two songs. But that’s just me.
True enough, they both have a super catchy salsa-esque feel, but nothing else about the two songs are overtly similar enough to substantiate any “copycat” claims. The choruses are not even remotely alike.
Apparently Mr. D.R.A.M. doesn’t share the same sentiments and took to his Twitter to let his voice be heard after performing in Drake’s hometown of Toronto.
Side note: I have no idea which song was recorded or released first but at this point does it even matter? The publicity sure can’t hurt either one right now!
If I were D.R.A.M. I would sit this one out — we have all just seen what happened last time an artist came for Drake.
Anyway, head over to All Hip Hop and peep D.R.A.M.’s tweets & compare the two songs.
Check this out: Drake Finally Responds To “Stealing” D.R.A.M.’s Cha-Cha
Here is what he told FADER Magazine about using the “Cha-Cha” beat:
“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drake said. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person-me, this guy, this guy, all these guys- had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”
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