15 February 2013

Kenya: Bebe Cool Shoots Down Nairobi Artiste Claims of Beat Snatching

Yesterday, Bebe Cool exclusively spoke to Word Is about claims by upcoming Nairobi artiste who accused Bebe of stealing his track. The upcoming act, Dusky is accusing Bebe Cool of stealing his track for a song he released on August 2008.

Dusky said the song Risasi was produced using his instrumentals and that track is similar to Bebe Cool's Joanita a song released 2009 - on YouTube.

"The song Joanita has instrumentals exactly like mine. I have documentation to show it," Dusky said.However Bebe begged to differ claiming that "he is trying to be famous and I think that is very stupid of him to say that".

"Does he know when Joanita was recorded? What year is it now? 2013 and he is talking about a song released in 2008? Shouldn't he be looking on how to record new music and release it?" Bebe asked.

He continued: "It is very difficult to copy someone. It I wanted to copy music from Nameless, Wyre and Nazizi I would because that is the music that has crossed over to Uganda and for this young kid I don't know who he is and I have never heard of him.

"Some of these kids get desperate. If that was the case why is he bringing this up now ? He is not an upcoming artiste he is a failure. Joanita was recorded in 2005 and I shot the video at my father's place and if you want, you could find out more from the kids I have used in the video," Bebe said.

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