from Bill's Twitter:
Eh, whether you agree with it or not, artists do it all the time. They don't try to pass it off as their own, and in fact it's supposed to be recognized. Eminem has done it, Tech has done it, as have a lot of other rappers and artists in general.
It's one of those "effects", where you switch your flow up a bit, "copy" something from a popular, recognizable song. Maybe you switch the words, maybe you don't, but it's supposed to reference that song, artist, or bring the listener more "into the song" when they go "aww shit, I recognize that".
The most recent version of Tech doing this that I can recall is on "Sex to the Beat" where he uses the "Run and tell that homeboy" line from that YouTube sensation. It's referencing it, not "stealing" it. Supposed to be humorous.
mast3rmind said:Your definately right about the OBVIOUS part. As soon as I heard that I thought Nookie. He has a history of doin this shit. Can't say I agree with it but I do like the CD.
:facepalm: Do you understand referencing a flow or lyric? Artists do it all the time, and often times they use something so common and well known that it's OBVIOUS they're doing it.
Tech n9ne is a major biter.
He even stole from Limp Bikit on this disc. Necro, and Ill Bill.
On you owe like Pookie he says "like a chump hey hey" thats a line from Nookie. Big time biter tech!
Make sure Ill Bill has never referenced another atrist, or song in his career...