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Uh-Oh did they or didn’t they? Listen for yourself…
Both J. Cole and Bryson Tiller as well as Sony Music, Roc Nation and RCA Records are being sued for allegedly stealing a beat. Gary Frisby, aka G-Money claims that his track “Shawty So Cold” from 2013 was stolen to make Coles’ 2017 track “Déjà Vu” and Bryson’s “Exchange” from 2016.
The suit states that all three songs have “the same kick pattern, snare pattern, FX swell and vocal strike. The substantial similarities between the three songs are of no coincidence.” Frisby is asking for $150,000 per infringement and for an injunction against them from continuing to profit off his work. Of course the men are innocent until proven guilty and both of those songs are bangers! Listen to the tracks below and decide if you think they’re similar enough.