We all know Kanye loves a good sample.
Since the release of his new single "I Love It" featuring Lil Pump, Kanye West has been the target of various accusations. Several artists have already come forward to claim that the Chicago rapper took inspiration from their music without giving them their due credit. Just a few days ago, rapper T-Pain responded to fan speculation surrounding an old video in which he was working on a track that sounds eerily similar to West's quirky single. "Not saying he snatched," says Pain, "but I’m claiming inspiration.”
One of the latest allegations comes from notable house DJ David Morales, who claims that the bassline on West's track was from a song he produced for Alexander Lewis titled "What Is This Thing Called Love" over 25 years ago. Morales had this to say: “So yes, that is my bassline that I did over 25 years ago. Nobody asked me any permission, nobody gave me any love, no points, no royalty, not even a coupon to Walmart,” he mused. “Damn, you what I’m sayin? But nonetheless, I’m going on record — this is my bass line.”
While the production credits for "I Love It" are credited to DJ Clark Kent, CBMix, Ronny J, and Kanye West himself, it is rather difficult to dismiss the striking similarities between the recent single and Morales' 25-year-old song.
Did West really nab the bassline from the New York-based DJ? You be the judge.