Upcoming hip-hop talents, Effect Gang have accused Kristoff, Kush Tracey and Yvonne Darcq of stealing their song.
A day after Kristoff released their new jam on You Tube, the GengeTone artists believe he stole the original chorus and sampled their beat.
I hear there is a certain artiste who has stolen our song. Man, and the way we have suffered to get where we are. The song is called ‘bash’ and it is a sample of our track also titled ‘Bash’. Even the chorus is similar to our single.
Unfortunately, Kristoff strongly refutes the claims and even warns them off.
Through a press statement, Kristoff stated:
Kristoff’s management has not taken the allegations politely as such indictment is jeopardizing to their clients’ brand and want the ‘gang’ to withdraw their statement or legal pursuit will be taken up.
There are better, mature and professional ways to get attention and collaborations for upcoming artists looking to merge with growing and/or established artists.
Further on, Kristoff’s defense is his project kicked off way before.
BASH was scripted and recorded 4 months ago, May 2019 to be precise. The video was shot in August 2019 and a trailer announcing the release was published on September 12th 2019. It is a copyrighted track under KECOBO. The story has been one –sided all through,how would I steal a song of people I had never seen or heard before in my life?
According to the digital mediums, the ‘Gang’ joined YouTube on September 11th 2019 with 39 subscribers as of September 14th 2019. The first video was published by DJ Jones as a promotion video on September 14th after the release of Kristoff’s music video a day prior.
According to the management, it might be that the DJ concerned in Kristoff’s collabo with Boondocks remix to their jam ‘Rieng’ could be behind the mess.
Kristoff has now taken the legal way and now demands an apology from the ‘gang’ or he’ll sue them.