Truth be told. I’ve never been a fan of 5Five. I’ve always seen them as many of the one hit wonders in our entertainment scene. And I
was am right. When their current single dropped, unfortunately, I liked it. I wasn’t happy that I liked it. In fact I was more aware of my surprise for liking it, that the fact that it was an enjoyable tune that was to be liked. Naturally, my default setting when it comes to hiplife music is “to be disliked on first hearing“. Fortunately, I have whitelisted a few exceptions that disprove the rule, but I’m very wary of those; and 5Five is not on that list. That said, I’m big enough to admit when I’m wrong, when I’m wrong. I was unhappy to admit that 5Five had managed to prove me wrong and work their way to my brownlist (awaiting approval to the whitelist club), with their Move Back track (featuring the one and only Apietus). Imagine my surprise when I heard this track from DJ Cyndo (youtube link below). No matter how slow your internet connection is, I implore you to have a listen.
Now check out this viral video oh 5Five’s Move Back.
Notice any similarities, correspondence, differences, or variance?
After hearing both tracks, a range of possible questions pop up in my mind.
- Was there a Sampling?
- If there was a Sampling, who is the Samplee and who is the Sampler (who sampled who?)?
- Did the Sampler pay dues to the Samplee?
- Is the Sampler aware that there is a Samplee around the corner?
- What will the Samplee do if they realize that the Samplee has given no credit for the Sampler’s hard work.
Sincerely, I want to believe that DJ Cyndo sampled our GH boys. But we all know that when it comes to the average GH hiplife track, they are live on Copy Cat Boulevard. So you be the judge. For me, this is why 5Five and several other hiplife groups will never ever ever play at my wedding!!!