A Delhi-based rapper has alleged that this yr’s Indian Premier League (IPL) anthem ‘Aayenge Hum Wapas’ has been copied from his monitor, an allegation that has been dismissed by the composer of the lately launched track.
Rapper Krishna Kaul aka KRSNA claims the monitor has been lifted from his track “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” however composer Pranav Ajayrao Malpe mentioned it’s his unique work and he even has a certificates from Music Composers Association of India (MCAI).
KRSNA informed PTI that his staff, together with the impartial hip-hop label Kalamkaar, will take the authorized route and method Disney+Hotstar, which commissioned the track.
“Disney+Hotstar have left no option for us but to seek legal recourse and our label is going to fight this unfair and scandalous plagiarisation,” KRSNA mentioned.
Malpe mentioned 4 MCAI panelists, together with musician Leslee Lewis, independently assessed each the songs and didn’t discover any similarity.
“MCAI is an institution of repute and the experts on the panel have a lot of experience. I feel we should respect the experts’ views and put this debate to rest,” Malpe informed PTI.
The composer mentioned the thought behind the monitor, launched on September 6, was to specific the wrestle everybody was going by means of throughout the pandemic “and to give them hope of a comeback.”
“Nagpur has a small but budding hip-hop and rap scene which I’m a part of. I’m proud that this track has been liked and that I’ve been able to put a spotlight on the Nagpur hip-hop scene,” he added.
IPL 2020 will likely be held within the UAE from September 19 to November 10.
In its evaluation, the MCAI mentioned apart from being of the identical style, the 2 songs haven’t any similarity melodically, harmonically or rhythmically.
“A genre or rap style however is not copyrightable and doesn’t constitute plagiarisation. Hence the panel is of the opinion that there exists substantial difference between the compositions of both the tracks,” the assertion from MCAI learn.
KRSNA, nonetheless, mentioned MCAI has no authorized standing within the matter and has proven a “shocking lack of understanding” of the style. “The MCAI statement is a serious attack on musicians and composers everywhere because their claim that a genre like hip hop cannot be differentiated means everyone is free to copy everybody else – hook, line and sinker,” he claimed.