#1
I've searched through the forums for this, and it seems to me no one has. I've also checked Wikipedia on it, and they didn't have it on there.

It's about Sean Kingstons latest single, Me Love. Now, I know you're probably thinking "YEAH WE KNOW IT'S SAMPLED OR COPIED OR ANYTHING FROM LED ZEPPELIN". To be honest, I didn't know that til I checked wikipedia. Cause I thought it was from a different song. Then I found that he copied a part of the lyrics, the "Oh oh", part.

But that seems to me like not the only part he copied. When I was listening, I thought. HEY. That sounds familiar. So I did some research. It sounded a LOT like a UB40 song to me, given to the fact that it has the standard, reggae-ish guitar playing through it. But that's not what made me think it was UB40. You see, in UB40's Red Red Wine, they have this....sparklish....sound going through a few parts. And it has the same chord progression as Sean Kingston's Me Love. Let me show you:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1iEBWxVeQ
UB40 - Red Red Wine. You can hear what I mean from 1:34 to 1:45 ish. It's not as audible as in Sean Kingston's song, but you can definitely hear it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kmcmTE7NIAY
This is Sean Kingston - Me Love. You can clearly hear it in the beginning from 0:11 to 0:21.

Now, I don't want to start a war against Sean Kingston, cause to be honest, I quite like this latest song, though it does mildly bother me that he uses so many different well known songs. That said, I really don't want any massive hatred towards hiphop or r&b in this topic, I like a lot of hiphop myself as well, so don't think I'm some metalhead hating on the genre. Post some constructive criticism please. I just figured I wanted to show you this what I noticed, cause I couldn't find anyone else on these forum posting the same. Tell me what you think.
#2
im a metalhead but im also a diehard rap fan (the chronic anyone?) Most rap is sampled from other songs, it's just how it is. Dr. Dre sampeld most of his CHronic **** from parliament funkadelics
#3
yea i think you hit the nail on the head there, but all artists borrow, and some outright steal...coughJetcough....i guess a lot of reggae sounds similar in certain aspects so i don't really know what you can do about it
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yea i think you hit the nail on the head there, but all artists borrow, and some outright steal...coughJetcough....i guess a lot of reggae sounds similar in certain aspects so i don't really know what you can do about it


I know theres not much to do about it but I just figured I'd share this.
#5
It's much more audible in Red Red Wine, not Me Love.
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#6
Same with "Beautiful Girls". Sounds kinda like http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Y6ARjIL-E that.

Sean Kingston - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6o8NlrbHg

Sad thing is I only recognised it from the Lion King before so I had no credibility when I said that Sean Kingston copied fom the Lion King http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=n7P5jWu9JLo
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#7
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It's much more audible in Red Red Wine, not Me Love.


Well, I CAN recall when hearing Red Red Wine on the radio that part being a lot more audible...maybe it's just me.
#8
might be the same chord progression

but it sounds like a different synth pad sound to me