from Bill's Twitter:
Seriously dude? Why do people say oh if you don't like this artist you don't know hip hop. I didn't like Ill Bill prior to this. Never bought his albums & never will. Yet I do have all of 2Pac, Tech N9ne & Eminem's albums. Yea, I don't know hip hop. I listen to Run DMC, BDP, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Yukmouth, Redman & Method Man, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Hopsin, Outkast, Atmosphere, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Proof, Big L, NWA, DMX, Brotha Lynch, Chamillionaire, Immortal Technique etc. So I don't know hip hop? Nice try.
RICH THE ROCKER said:
for the record ILL BILL is one of the greatest to ever pick up the mic...try to deny that and you have no hip-hop understanding he is a legend (NOT saying tech isnt)
well....i mean i dont know when i saw cult leader on the tracklisting all i thought was this and when i heard the intro to it i thought it as well
and ILL BILL is one of my favorite MC's
you can only rap about so many things so many different ways...
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...