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Will.i.am Says He Is ‘Fixing’ Copyright Issue With Arty & Mat Zo

Check out the latest news of the will.i.am vs Arty and Mat Zo copyright issue!

Will.i.am has admitted there had been a breach of copyright on his album track ‘Let Go’ which samples Arty and Mat Zo’s track ‘Rebound’.

As reported earlier there was quite a lot of fuss when they discovered the track had been used but now will.i.am assures us he is ‘fixing’ things.

In an interview with Kiss FM Will said:

“So this song by Chris Brown ‘Let’s Go’. Arty is a dope producer so I wrote this song to rebound this last year.

“I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him, did a different version to it ’cause I asked him [to] make it newer ’cause I don’t just wanna take your song and rap over it. But we did that, we collaborated.

“But in a year’s time, time’s gone by [and] we preferred writing over and using the [original] rebound. Something happened and the clearance… hopefully we resolved the issue.

“I’m a fan of Arty; I think he’s great and the world needs to know about how talented those guys are. It’s sad that it’s turned into a fiasco but hopefully it’s resolved because I’m a fan of those guys to the point where I wrote to their instrumental.”

When asked if he had originally collaborated with Arty on the track he said:

“No, I heard his ‘Rebound’ and then wrote a song to it and then contacted them last year. A year has passed and we’re fixing it now.”

“Do you like James Brown? Love James Brown. He changed Hip-Hop. People sample. You heard the song ‘American Boy’ by Estelle? That original, I did the original instrumental on my song on my album Songs by Girls.”

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