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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:06 am

It sounds fishy to me. The idea that Al, in an effort to get a song out timely, would do it in such a way that he doesn't make any money on it? After almost 30 years in the business, pinching pennies whenever possible?
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Postby anthontherun » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:27 am

Not to mention that out of all the songs they've recorded over the years, would "Ridin'" really be the most difficult to reproduce?
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Postby TMBJon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:27 am

More importantly, this would imply a "cover-up" by Al and the band members - as if they would try to hide the fact that they were using the original instrumental...
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Postby Killingsworth » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:30 am

yeah, thier claim is starting to really fall apart...I'm sure Al knows full well how publishing fees work by now...it's also a little aggravating to hear them repeatedly call say "Yanko-VITCH," but on the page they SPELL his name as YANCHOVIC?!?!?!C'MON!!!!! I've NEVER seen anybody mangle it THAT bad!!!
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Postby algonacchick » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:38 am

I think these guys are headed for trouble with their claims.
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Postby mikelgb » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:22 pm

YAY for W&N 2.0! BOOOO for lame rumormongers!
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:26 pm

algonacchick @ November 04, 2009 08:38 am wrote: I think these guys are headed for trouble with their claims.


Not so much, is my guess. If they were making allegations that Al or Al's label owed them royalties or rights fees or whatever that were not being paid by Al, then Al's peeps would have to respond. Instead, they're saying that Al is paying them for using something that in all likelihood he is neither using nor paying for.

This is only likely to perturb people who believe firmly in the absolute probity and sterling reputation for integrity of Play N Skillz. Let me know if they have such a reputation, and I'll get right to work on being perturbed.
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Postby TMBJon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:33 pm

Well, Play N Skillz certainly has a strong reputation in the hip hop production community. Ridin' was a pretty big hit, but they also produced one of the singles off of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III", arguably the biggest album of 2008. Ironically, they have yet to be paid for their work on that album, so maybe they don't know business as well as they claim in that video...
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Postby algonacchick » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:58 pm

Well, ok, but it still doesn't sit well with me that they claim Al couldn't recreate the music for White and Nerdy.
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Postby ludovica64 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:03 pm

They might as well have been speaking Chinese. I listened to them but seriously couldn't understand them at all. Theyre certainly unintelligible, and from what you guys say they seem to be pretty stupid as well.




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