All i see is old people mad as hell because a guy put down some vocals on a song that was published around 40 years ago... this happens all the time and why do people even care? i know forsure that Ocean and Tyler dont give a damn and just thinks this is fun!
Well anyways you made my day better with your rage posts haha
btw the guy in the picture is not Frank Ocean...
What if he is DJing the instrumental version of Hotel California and decides to talk/rap/sing/recite his own lyrics or poetry over it, using the vocal melody or not, is that unlawful? Isn't it the potential unauthorized performance of the songs actual recording that is the main debate? At what point is someone DJing versus performing copy written music tracks/loops in an unlawful manner? Any case law in this area?
@Bruce Bergman - It's a mixtape, you, dumb*ss. Do you know what that means?
So, I don't even know this guy. Never heard of him before, and I've never heard any of his music. I must say that I happen to like the song (and I DO like remixes, so take that face value). Pretty good lyrics and it fits nicely over the music. But, that being said, this is a blatant steal from the Eagles. There's no credit for them, not even an apology, and that stinks. The guy is stealing the melody, note for note. He didn't even both changing it up at all, except for the compressed beginning. I actually might have liked this piece had he done it legitimately. As it stands right now, I consider him a thief. Oh, and the Jethro Tull track is not even CLOSE to being stolen by the Eagles. Really? I mean, what sort of a conspiracy theory is THAT? Psshhh.
Mixtape, SHHHItXTAPE... it was great a song before Frank Ocean took a great big festering dump on it. You idiots need to try a little harder for real. You think you're somehow progressive culturally? What a JOKE!
@sharpaudio: ...as for copy right, YOU HAVE NO COPY RIGHT. if they tell you to stop, and you can't respect that, you deserve no respect.
@pwedza: Thank You!
@BostonBC: Oh, and when I say worked with I mean song writing, not just collaborating. Plus he ghost writes. He's not about the money, he's about the music. Otherwise, why would he associate with ofwgkta even though he has a record deal.
@BostonBC: He's created several of his own tracks and has worked with beyonce, pharrell and beyonce just to name a few BIG names. He's very creative actually. This is his worst work I've heard, but I personally still like it. Not as much as the original song of course. People need to chill. He wasn't trying to get paid off this.
Wow, he used the music of entire song. Tribute? please. I hope they sue his ass. Then maybe he can come up with something on his own. Fat chance of that though.
Jesus Christ... did all these cocksmoking haters create soundcloud accounts to talk smack on here ?? It's off of a mixtape. Ocean isn't trying to make anything off this. Obviously mixtape culture is about two generations removed from the Eagles and all the senior citizens of the Hotel California era. Copyright culture has changed. Deal with it. WB suing Ocean over this is pitiful.
this song still sucks
Here's seven minutes I can't get back. How the hell does this guy think this isn't going to get him sued?!
Hardly a "rendition" hahahahah KTA
@DW12290: errr, also Weird Al gets permission & the original artists get royalty for the parodies.
You can't compare this to "this is like all rock is four chords." This is taking an exact copyrighted performance - it would be just like taking Rolling Stones tracks verbatim as they're "just four chords." It's very unethical of Frank Ocean.
Whether he "stole" it or not, he sounds like crap, it's not a good song, and he's a fraud. Anyone who invests in this garbage is no less and idiot than the person who is embarrassing himself by letting this be public! Let me guess, his momma told him that he could sing? Well guess what? SHE LIED! I'm not even a big Eagles fan, but I've heard better music in a Chinese restaurant on karaoke night!
Frank Ocean is no idiot. He didn't intend it to be a ripoff. He's not trying to pull a fast one like Vanilla Ice did. This is no different than Sean Combs doing "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. By the way, I've had a really bad day and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man.
Frank Ocean is an idiot if he doesn't know this is theft of intellectual property. I hope he gets sued for everything he's got, which is probably nothing, which explains why he stole this anyway. Just one more hip hopper standing on the shoulders of giants to achieve the only thing that matters in the hip hop community -- material wealth.
this song sucks and yes its theft. write your own music if you're going to do crap like this.
@Cee Stuart: That's not the point its the principle of what he's doing. You don't take a bands song and redo the lyrics. does this guy have no creativity to come up with his own music? Wow you mean I can change the lyrics to any Beatles song and go about like I'm the best there is without have permission to do it. Thats not how it works!!
@user2620669: I agree!!!
OMG, the lyrics are bad and this does sound like a poor karaoke imitation. Do yourself a favor and save 7:03 of your life and don't listen to this crap. But if you do, play through the entire song and listen to what he has to say starting at 6:11. Apparently the Eagles can't do anything that he can do...even though he had to steal their entire track. If he was as creative as some of the slugs here claim let him create his own song including the musical tracks. That would show some talent instead of this POS.
@medullaoblongata: Sure sounds like it. Also it is a bit silly to say that he can do what they did but he had to steal the entire track. Makes no sense but this fool doesn't sound like he has much in the way of brains.
I enjoy this after the first verse. The first verse was poorly put together, but the rest of the song nailed the feeling and pain that comes with how fast love can just vanish. Stfu and actually listen to the song. And if this guy is so uncreative, please tell me why he's ghost written/written songs/collaborated with very predominant artists such as Beyonce and Jay Z. I love the original version of this song, and sure this song doesn't even touch it, but he still does a great job. By the way, just because he really feels the original song enough to keep every element of it, it doesn't make him uncreative. He's paying homage to a great band. Listen to any original song by frank ocean. They are so creative and original.
I don't think I'd be too worried about this ever becoming anything other than a poor karaoke adaptation of a wonderful song. Poor execution, poor lyrics, poor tonal quality, and poor pitch says that this is an artist that thinks he is. After having heard part of this I'd like my minute and a half back, and I certainly won't bother listening to anything else he's done. If he playing at the Coachella festival this year then I'll definitely recommend that my friends just skip it.
@chuckie2000: No, he didn't do that. He stole someone else's song. And just because Elvis or Pat Boone did it 50 years ago doesn't mean he has the right to do it now. And, he is different that The Eagles or Boston or CSNY...when those groups used other people's lyrics or melodies, those people were credited for their work and PAID for it. I'll come on over and take your car out for a spin...I mean, what's yours is mine, right? We've all been driving the same cars for years, they all have four standard wheels and a drivetrain of some sort.
Much respect to Frank Ocean but some songs are not meant to ever be touched. This song is a classic and this rendition is not very good. It really just makes me appreciate the original more. Its one thing to take a few chords or melodies but to take the entire song and just add your own lyrics is not creative. He would have done it justice by just singing it with the original verses.
This Idiot has destroyed a classic, if you can't be original you fool find another line of work. YOU SUCK&rt;
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