Jackin’ for Beats?

Busta Rhymes and Eminem - Calm Down Genesis LXG - House of Pain

The internet and radio went nuts today for the new Busta Rhymes and Eminem track “Calm Down“. (They also went nuts for Busta’s outfit at the BET Awards, but that’s a whole different issue). The Scoop DeVille banger loops and chops a familiar intro horn sample from House of Pain‘s “Jump Around” produced by DJ Muggs.

There is someone else going crazy, and that’s rapper Genesis LXG. However, it’s not because the track is dope; it’s because they stole his beat. A few months ago I was up at GID Radio and I met Genesis (who is like 7 feet tall btw). I heard the track “House of Pain” and really liked it. Today, when I heard “Calm Down” I was surprised to hear almost the same exact beat, minus Genesis. Genesis has taken to Twitter to address the beat jackin but this is a true David vs. Goliath story. Take a listen to the below tracks and you be the judge…

One thought on “Jackin’ for Beats?

  1. Wtf??? Doesn’t even sound the same. The only resemblance is the horn. That’s it!!!

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