Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shame on you Mr Timbaland

Ok, this may be old news to some, but you may have heard of R&B and Hip Hop producer Timbaland. Well, apparently he has been ripping off some classic C64 tunes and featuring them in his music, taking ALL credit without even giving the original arranger/composer any mention. Since most kids who listen to his music were not even born when the Commodore 64 was out, none of them know this and believe Timbaland is some super cool and original producer.........

This is no joke! Don't believe me? Check this out <----- CLICK HERE

This reminds me of Kernkraft 400's Zombie Nation which was a blatant rip off from David Whitakers 'Lazy Jones' on the Commodore 64.

It also goes to show that even now, the 8-bit sounds of a 3 channel Commodore 64 (and the thousands of incredibly talented composers) are still popular as ever before.

AND, while I am on the subject of Timbaland, whats the deal with R&B (Rubbish & Bollocks), and Hip Hop????? I mean, I'd rather listen to a room of screaming babies then put up with the likes of Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!

Right I'm off to listen to some real music - A real C64 Remix done properly, with full credit to the original composer - Matt Grey - and it's remake - Instant Remedy.

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