Patrick just sent me this article from ChicagoBreakingNews.com
Apprently the Black Eyed Peas are being sued by Songwriter Manny Mohr and singer Ebony Batts (aka Phoenix Phenom) for the similarity of their song “Boom Dynamite” (2008) and the Black Eyed Peas hit “Boom Boom Pow” (2009);
” ‘Boom Boom Pow,’ as a whole, is substantially similar to ‘Boom Dynamite,’ and the hook portions of both songs are so strikingly similar that there can be no other reasonable explanation but that the Black Eyed Peas copied plaintiffs’ song,” the suit states.
Mohr and Batts note that they released “Boom Dynamite” in January 2008 and posted a video to YouTube around the same time. They then submitted the song to Interscope Records, the Peas’ record label, as part of a package intended to get band member Stacy Ann Ferguson, also known as Fergie, to sing on a track with Batts.
The Huffington Post also reports that the, “lawsuit, filed this week, seeks damages from each of the Peas individually, as well as from Interscope and Universal Music Group. They are also asking for a share of the profits and future songwriting credit.
Here are a few snippets from both tracks:
I made these clips because the chorus breaks in both song are both using an auto-tune/vocoder type of effect: