A few weeks ago, possibly more, I wrote a post about a British teen - Reece - rapping to a tune that was quite familiar. Only a few weeks ago being previously sung by Jason Derulo; (''Whatcha Say'').
Innocently, I quite enjoyed Derulo's version, without the knowledge that he had also basically ripped off the song. I was sort of angry and ashamed at the same time;
- I was very passionate about the matter only concerning Derulo and Reece, and personally I thought I was onto something here, with a good counter argument to bring up
- I hadn't done the proper research about the song, which in a way made me look like a real fool to passers by and followers (that will teach me a lesson )
Although you might not agree - Imogen Heap fans - since I havent heard any other Heap songs, but I see her music as ''vulnerable''. Typically because it is not mainstream; Personally, if I'd never written the previous post about Derulo, I probably would never hear of Imogen Heap, which is in a way, quite upsetting.
Okay, so I've just contemplated this fact: Derulo has, in someway allowed people to acknowledge Imogen Heap; Do you agree or not? This has allowed people like myself, who consistently think popular music is original, because it is the first time they've heard it. Logically, wouldn't Derulo's label or company have to ask permission to steal those lines from the song? From what I have heard, there is no difference in how those few lines sound. Imogen Heap must have accepted I guess, which might bring her more popularity.
Ahh, this is a very sensitive subject that I don't have much knowledge about, but I am so passionate about. I must end on this tone:
I think, bar what I have said above, (there could be truth in that also) that Derulo and his label may have seen Heap's song as vulnerable and without hesitating, pounced onto the song and made it their own. Before Derulo came onto the British scene, I wish I had heard British Native Heap's song, before being manipulated into believing Jason Derulo was the original, and then furthermore accusing Reece of copying the song.
I am sure there are many still out there who appreciate Derulo's version without knowing it's origins.
This has cleverly taught me to research into things thoroughly before writing about something as sensitive and as arguable as this. I hope that you guy now find this post a lot more agreeable, because I certainly made a big mistake. But I suppose that's what you have to go through to learn. As they say, you learn something everyday.