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Submitted by Jestrella24 700d ago | article

Rapper Steals Kingdom Hearts Theme And Remixes It

Kingdom Heart’s Sanctuary just got a lot more bass and drums. If you keep up with the rap music scene you may or may not have heard artist French Montana’s new mixtape “Mac & Cheese” which features a sample I’m sure 99% of you have heard before. (Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP)

Snookies12  +   701d ago
Lol, someone's gonna get sued...
Abash  +   701d ago
Im actually offended that he stole the theme haha, which even to me is a bit of an overreaction on my behalf but I love the series so much that all things Kingdom Hearts related are sacred to me
rdgneoz3  +   700d ago
I hope he didn't get permission to use it first, so that horrible piece of crap disappears. Love the Japanese version of the theme song. So glad Utada Hikari is able to sing in both Japanese and English so that the theme song for the first 2 KH stayed the same and didn't have a FFXIII happen.
IKizzLE  +   700d ago
Yea he ruined it and he can't get sued for it.
It's a mixtape, not an album. He not selling it and it's free to everyone.
ATi_Elite  +   700d ago
Proper Sample vs. Theft!
I guess since it's a "Rapper" the editor felt encouraged to used the phrase "Rapper Steals Kingdom Hearts Theme". Anything for web hits i guess!

Artist of all Genres tend to "SAMPLE" music, vocals, and instrumentals from other artist! This has been done since the dawn of time and as long a French Montana properly CREDITS Hikaru Utada the actual performer then all is well!

Whiz Khalifa is NOT a Gangster Rapper....he's more of an alternative Hip Hop artist. LOL Whiz is so NOT gangster! Yo editor learn the difference!

Also Hikaru Utada may wanna thank French Montana cause i listened to French's Song and Sanctuary and thought Utada has a nice style and just bought a few of her album$ from her website!

French Montana on the other hand...nice sample of Utada but your lyrics suck and you gets no money from me!
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Snookies12  +   700d ago
That's not a "sample" dude... That's just ripped straight from the actual soundtrack. I could see if it had the same note structure or something, or was inspired by it, but to use the actual song is "stealing".

Though I agree he should at least credit Hikaru for the song, then all should be good. I didn't realize it was a free thing, thought he was trying to sell this lol.
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   700d ago
If its on a mixtape nothing is going to happen to him. If you dont listen to rap most mixtapes sample a lot of stuff. You can basically get it free. Thats like telling people on youtube who plays this song on piano will get sued.

He did a damn bad job sampling it though. Wish it was another rapper.
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MrMister  +   700d ago
Nope can't get sued since it's a free song. No money made, just a poorly made rendition of a game song that he butcher
AngelicIceDiamond  +   700d ago
French Montana such a wannabe, hate him he sucks a rappin, dudes weak.

I'm not a huge kingdom hearts fan but he just made Sora look bad.
Godchild1020  +   701d ago
I don't think I would have been mad if French Montana's remix was good and flowed with kingdom's Hearts Sanctuary. He made a really amazing song... bad. I like rap, but this was like a disgrace to the Kingdom Heart's name. I think if he would have done a better job if he had played the game growing up. And if he did, then he knows he did the Song... No justice.

I'm off to look for a PS2 and Kingdom Hearts.
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BlackWolf  +   701d ago
This is too much... Damn, why good things should get in hands of people that are 99.99% sure to make it fail? (just gave a 00.01% for a margin of success, if that's even possible)
Hufandpuf  +   700d ago
French ruined this. The beat was awesome, but his lyrics are so stupid. I'd rather just listen to the instrumental.
godofboobees  +   700d ago
This is the same as wiz no talent khalifa stealing 2 chrono trigger tracks. Gtfo!!!!!
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WeAreLegion  +   700d ago
I'd be more upset if the series didn't start becoming contrived years ago. :/
Soldierone  +   700d ago
Wait rap still exists? Everytime I turn on the radio all I hear is screeching auto tuned crap.
Hicken  +   700d ago
Generally speaking, the radio is the worst place to find good music, regardless of genre.

That said, the title is flamebait. That, or just a shot at rap, which the publication or author may personally hate. A sample is not theft, something anyone familiar with the industry knows. Likewise, he can't get sued for using a track on a mixtape.

Too bad it sucks, though. I could have done better, but I'm not big on sampling.
Soldierone  +   699d ago
A lot of my music isn't on the radio, but even I can't find good "hip hop" or rap where I find my music anymore. If you know of good stuff feel free to let me know! I'm open to listen to anything that isn't full auto tune or Dubstep

Most of my music is from Sweeden :P
first1NFANTRY  +   700d ago
lol that's the homie French Montana. Dude is about to get sued big time.
TheGameTagerZ  +   700d ago
Jcole did it better

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