Here’s a file from the You Won’t Even Really Be Surprised Filed: Adam Freeland, who records electronic music under the name Freeland, has charged, via Twitter and fan-made YouTube (aka the new press release) the Black Eyed Peas with plagiarism, claiming that they stole his song “Mancry” to make the beat for their “Party All the Time” (which is on their latest album, The E.N.D.) The two tracks are above for your examination, and they certainly do bear more than a passing resemblance. Black Eyed Peas aren’t the beacons of originality (they’re the beacons of the worst), so I can’t say I’m necessarily surprised.
But on the other hand, I’m not sure, if I was Freeland, that I would be bringing attention to the fact that my song is ripped off in one of the worst songs of the year on one of the worst albums of the year. You don’t want to drag your name down with the Black Eyed Peas. Freeland hasn’t launched a lawsuit as of yet. [Daily Swarm]