“Most of these are rap lyrics. "Ain't no love in the heart of the city" is on Heart of the City by Jay-Z. That "No one is really violent until their with the homies" is referencing Kendrick Lamar's The Art of Peer Pressure. I believe the gibberish line is Eminem.”
“I usually disagree with Skip, but I see his point here and is probably correct. You see this situation all the time. It happened in Philly, with Eagles fans ridiculously pining for Kevin Kolb over Donovan McNabb. Black QBs are under an immense amount of pressure in the NFL. I don't think that the majority of football fans think this way though. I think they just want to see their team have the best chance to win, regardless of who is under center.”
Karen Sloan Johnson on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:01:08
“His point is not correct, however, you are correct that people root for their team --emphasis on word TEAM.”
“You can make a strong argument that AI was the best of the little guys. It would have to be between him and Isiah Thomas, at this point. It will probably be Chris Paul by the time his career is over though.”
truthinperson on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:10:32
“Stockton is in any convo regarding PGs, and he was only 6'1, 175”
Mar 4, 2012 at 10:36:02
“It's quite clear from these comments that very few of you have actually heard this song. The song, American Wedding, is excellent and definitely one of my favorites on his mixtape. Frank Ocean is a talented singer and songwriter. A lot of these comments are racist, uninformed, generalizations.”
Not only is the music 100% stolen (right down to the guitar solos), the vocal melody matches Henley's nearly to a tee. Basically all that is new here are the lyrics themselves, which are awful in comparison with Henley's lyrics (which themselves aren't exactly on par with the likes of John Lennon's or Roger Waters').
I'd also like to point out that it's clear to anyone with an ear that the man is a poor vocalist, and that AutoTune is involved on this track.
All in all, I'd say it resembles much that my 15-year-old son has done using Fruity Loops.
Heck, I think I have come up with better stuff with Fruity Loops than this guy has:
“It is okay to steal, as long as you are dressed tastefully during the robbery?”
bogeychef on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:46:59
“Regardless of who or what he is, he took the song without permission. Period.”
AubreyMcMullen on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:46:43
“So just because you're "good" gives you the right to rip off other artists who have had their work playing on the airwaves 30-40 years? Get real. I don't care if you released five albums. All it takes is blatantly ripping off one song and that can make your rise a rocky trip. I personally wouldn't even want to hear the song. I'm so sick of these "remakes" and "homages" to the original song that it is just making me sick to hear them now.”
nvdesertdreamer on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:43:27
“Taking ones song is not talented. Talent is writing your own music, not stealing it and rewriting the words.”
Silverfern on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:41:01
“What does its merit as a song have to do with the owners rights?”