Singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari, who's a member of the Song Composers Affiliation of India (MCAI), doesn’t believe the frame’s resolution to present a blank chit to this years IPL Anthem, titled Aayenge Hum Waps. “I have heard both the versions, Kr$na’s original and the IPL anthem and as a musician, I see this as a clear case of plagiarism,” Tewari tells us.
For the uninitiated, closing week, Delhi-based rapper Krishna Kaul aKa Kr$na had accused the maker of the anthem, Pranav Ajayrao Malpure, of copying the observe from his tune, Dekh Kaun Aaya Wapas, which launched in 2017. Malpure defended the accusations and in addition furnished a certificates from the MCAI clearing him off all of the plagiarism accusations.
Tewari, on Twitter, also referred to as out the MCAI for creating a “boomer comment” after the frame, as accused by means of Kr$na, mentioned that plagiarism is permissible with regards to rap songs as a result of they sound equivalent.
He feels the observations are beside the point. “From what I read in Kr$na’s tweet it seems that MCAI and I have different points of view on the matter. Them [MCAI] saying that all hip hop sounds the same is like saying all Asians look the same – It’s highly insensitive and inappropriate,” he tells us.
Not too long ago Raftaar had informed us that MCAI want to have any individual “who understands” hip hop track, on their decision-making panel. “I understand where they are coming from and their logic as well. But they are not aware about this style of music, and naturally don’t understand the technicalities of it. Its therefore important, that someone from our community (of rappers) is a member of their decision making team, who can help them reach the truth,” he had informed us in an interview.
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