Robot Boy is a ripoff? ;)

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    cloudscream

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    ^ what he/she said.
     
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    T.I. who?
     
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    I don't think people understand how much artists sample older material.
     
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    cloudscream

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    The one in Robot Boy is not sampled, though.
    I think that piano chord is something that is usually used in gospel songs...
     
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    Henry

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    Not so many things are original these days, take it.

    Even my father said that the beginning of Blackout is a rip off from a Vietnamese Song. There you go =)
     
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    I hope you guys know that literally every chord progression in music has already been used. It's just a matter of using different sounds and different structures and styles that determines whether something is plagiarized.
     
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    But to be fair, most Vietnamese songs (and most third-world Asian countries like Cambodia, no offense) are ripped off of American songs anyways.
     
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    Henry

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    Yeah, but most of OLD Vietnamese songs...well..I don't know if they are original but I think I've never heard anything like them. I think you know "Trinh Cong Son"
     
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    Am I the only one that immediately thinks eminem when i hear the piano at the first of the song????

    I'd like to say Your Never Over but i swear some eminem song reminds me of it =l
     
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    Nothing is original. It's how you spin the old material.
     
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    There are really only so many ways you can play a 4-chord progression before it starts to sound like something somebody's already done. There's no "sampling/ripping off" of any other artist in Robot Boy, it's just built around a progression that's been used before, like nearly every other song.

    Exhibit A:

    [youtube]5pidokakU4I[/youtube]
     
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    The keyboardist from Axis of Awesome played me and my friends the Keyboard Cat song on his blow-keyboard thing. It was the best day ever.
     
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    Almost 10 years later (I was wondering if nobody noticed that Robot Boy is at least "inspired from"), but also Roberta Flack (1970) covered The Impressions - Gone Away (1968) :)). So I guess this progression goes waaay back...
     

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