Did General Larry Platt Steal “Pants On The Ground”???

- By Bossip Staff Categories: American Idol, Hip Hop Wired, News

A singing group known as the Green Brothers have taken to YouTube with the alleging that “Pants on the Ground” is strikingly similar to a song they copyrighted in 1996 titled “Backpockets On The Floor.” Yes you read that right, back pockets on the floor.

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  • moneymagnet

    NO HE DIDN’T STEAL THE SONG! The OTHER PEOPLE JUST WANT ATTENTION! IF THEY MADE IT IN 1996 and it wasn’t a hit then, they need to hang it up.

    I’m amazed that Larry Platt marched with Dr. King and still has no idea about copyrights. I knew the LOSERS were going to come out of the woodwork and say he stole a song, but they had better have solid proof, other than that bootleg song they had on T/M/Z.

  • Alrighty Then...

    Who cares? Not like General larry is about to get a mulit-million dollar record deal. It was more about getting the message out there that these lil knucklehead nuccas walking around are LOOKING LIKE FOOLS WITH THEIR PANTS ON THE GROUND!! LOL!

    Their message COULDN’T have been more entertaining than his, so leave him alone…

  • moneymagnet

    Who cares? Not like General larry is about to get a mulit-million dollar record deal. It was more about getting the message out there that these lil knucklehead nuccas walking around are LOOKING LIKE FOOLS WITH THEIR PANTS ON THE GROUND!! LOL!
    Their message COULDN’T have been more entertaining than his, so leave him alone…
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    Uuuuuuugh, I think you need to read up on music LICENSING and then come back and make this statement. Music is a VERY LUCRATIVE field, he could make MILLIONS on the RINGTONE ALONE.

    THINK ABOUT IT, better yet, READ ABOUT IT!
    One song can make you very rich, why do you think these two men are LYING about him stealing their song.

  • http://blackstar69.com Peep The Video Here

    The ish is about to hit the fan

  • http://nautysgirl@yahoo.com bklynlady

    DAMN LET THE GENERAL HAVE HIS 15 MINS! HE DESERVES IT. SOME BLACK PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO CUT ANOTHER BLACK PERSON’S FAME/CASH FLOW…

  • MochaLove

    Okay now. Grandaddy got a message! He’s “tryna tell the young brothas this ain’t the way to go!” “Gotta say no to the gangs and the drugs and the dresscode. Wit cha pockets on the flo’.” I love it.

  • Alrighty Then...

    @moneymagnet – not interested in music licensing, but I am interested in music, and REALLY? For Pants On the Ground? MILLIONS?? lol… ok.

  • JUDY

    The Green brothers are on to something.

  • 1TruDiva with the PlatinumVocals--Remembering Shaniya!!

    Even if he did steal the song, I would be too

    e.m.b.a.r.r.a.s.s.e.d to admit he did.

  • moneymagnet

    @moneymagnet – not interested in music licensing, but I am interested in music, and REALLY? For Pants On the Ground? MILLIONS?? lol… ok.
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    Yes, MUSIC makes MONEY, why do you think the record companies are going after INDIVIDUALS? This song is a GOLDMINE, but I suspect that Larry Platt is going to run into a very unscrupulous attorney.

    Families make Millions in royalties after their loved ones die, and not EVEN people who are REALLY FAMOUS.
    Why do you think Beyonce steals music from other artists and then says that she’s the writer. If you write a song and it becomes a hit, you are PAID though ASCAP!

    Another example is Michael Jackson, when he died, there were 20 attorneys in the courtroom during the reading of his will. Music is so lucrative.
    I knew this would happen with Larry Platt, even if you write a POEM, you should email it to yourself and never open the email, or mail it to yourself, and document what inspired you to write the song.
    Michael Jackson sang Dangerous for one of his albums, but the song was STOLEN from a songwriter, and it was VERY OBVIOUS that the song was stolen, but the lady lost in a court battle.

    People steal lyrics and songs ALL OF THE TIME because there is MAJOR money that you can make.

  • moneymagnet

    Alrighty Then: Think about this, say he licenses the song for ringtones, and he sells 10 million ringtones at $1 each, that’s $10 million, but the best way to do it is through your own website.

  • BEYAKI IS A PUPPETRY B.I.T.C.H . NAS IS COOL

    I see he is trying to be just like Beyawnce

  • MsYoungGifted&RAW

    Hell naw, some ppl just dont have sh*t esle to do with there lives but waste it on bringn other ppl down and @ BEYAKI IS A PUPPETRY B.I.T.C.H . NAS IS COOL…you prove my point exactly.

  • pynk♥{On my "Kanye's Work-Out Plan" tip, LoL :)}

    wow. idk why anyone would even wanna claim this song or anything like it. *Kanye shrug*

  • aleximaq

    Larry Platt has a caretaker….I just don’t see him running around song stealing….

  • Alrighty Then...

    @moneymagnet – Sounds like you know what you are talking about, are you a writer? I just find it hard to believe that General Larry’s song, while entertaining (and let’s not forget the message), would move even ringtones in anything over, say 50K. I just don’t see it as having “mass appeal”. I guess the point I was more getting at is that the song itself doesn’t seem like it would sell well, whether performed by The General, or these other fellas.
    BTW, I write, a little. Nothing I’d want to copyright, but you never know… Good idea about the poems emailed to self…

  • moneymagnet

    @moneymagnet – Sounds like you know what you are talking about, are you a writer? I just find it hard to believe that General Larry’s song, while entertaining (and let’s not forget the message), would move even ringtones in anything over, say 50K. I just don’t see it as having “m***** appeal”. I guess the point I was more getting at is that the song itself doesn’t seem like it would sell well, whether performed by The General, or these other fellas.
    BTW, I write, a little. Nothing I’d want to copyright, but you never know… Good idea about the poems emailed to self…
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    Yes, I am a writer. Well the song has gone global, so think abut people all over the WORLD, not just America. Most people just think about the US, and not worldwide sales.

    Brett Favre was singing the song, a politician was singing the song. The song is a HIT! I can only imagine what the Asia population will do because they love to sing American songs and there are several remixes for the song already.

  • moneymagnet

    Even if he did steal the song, I would be too
    e.m.b.a.r.r.a.s.s.e.d to admit he did.
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    You would if you know how much money he stands to make with that one song, not to mention performances, licensing, the list goes on. If people only knew how much money you could make in the record industry, everyone would be running. It’s harder now because of the ID-Illegal Downloading, but RINGTONES & performances make money for the artists, and if they WRITE their own songs, they will NEVER be broke unless they sign away the rights to their music-which is a SUPERDUMB move!
    Another reason why white people hated Michael Jackson is because he owned half of the Beatles music catalog, this EQUALS MONEY!
    A jewish woman bought the rights to ALL of the music from Death Row Suge’s label.
    People need to read about music. Try All You Need to Know about the Music Business by Donald Passman. You need to read these types of books before you sign ANY contract in the music business. THe new recording contracts are SHADY!
    Also there is a group on Youtube that educated people on the music business- I forget the name, but i’ll find it.

  • pynk♥{On my "Kanye's Work-Out Plan" tip, LoL :)}

    moneymagnet
    1/28/10, 14:41:pm

    @moneymagnet – Sounds like you know what you are talking about, are you a writer? I just find it hard to believe that General Larry’s song, while entertaining (and let’s not forget the message), would move even ringtones in anything over, say 50K. I just don’t see it as having “m***** appeal”. I guess the point I was more getting at is that the song itself doesn’t seem like it would sell well, whether performed by The General, or these other fellas.
    BTW, I write, a little. Nothing I’d want to copyright, but you never know… Good idea about the poems emailed to self…
    ——————————————————
    Yes, I am a writer. Well the song has gone global, so think abut people all over the WORLD, not just America. Most people just think about the US, and not worldwide sales.

    Brett Favre was singing the song, a politician was singing the song. The song is a HIT! I can only imagine what the Asia population will do because they love to sing American songs and there are several remixes for the song already.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Kinda like that reality TV Show guy (I forgot his name, but maybe you’ll remember) that copyrighted the word “bromance.” Everytime someone says it or uses it on TV or radio, he gets paid. & I heard Paris Hilton was trying to do that with “That’s Hot.” But, I doubt they approved her request.

  • auchamp22

    *uck who wrote the song… nobody delivered it better than ole general larry… prolly had a taste before he went on the show

  • moneymagnet

    Kinda like that reality TV Show guy (I forgot his name, but maybe you’ll remember) that copyrighted the word “bromance.” Everytime someone says it or uses it on TV or radio, he gets paid. & I heard Paris Hilton was trying to do that with “That’s Hot.” But, I doubt they approved her request.
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    Paris actually copywrote “That’s Hot” She said it on Jimmy Kimmel in 2009.

  • frankiestage

    sound like two different songs to me.

  • always knew

    leave Larry alone, that man came up with that song and everybody knows it…

    Wasn’t no big deal until American Idol ,Brett Favre and everybody laughed, now tht he might make a little change, somebody want to take the little money, that he’s getting…

    Even the old folks aren’t safe. SMMH

  • pynk♥{On my "Kanye's Work-Out Plan" tip, LoL :)}

    moneymagnet
    1/28/10, 15:03:pm

    Kinda like that reality TV Show guy (I forgot his name, but maybe you’ll remember) that copyrighted the word “bromance.” Everytime someone says it or uses it on TV or radio, he gets paid. & I heard Paris Hilton was trying to do that with “That’s Hot.” But, I doubt they approved her request.
    ——————————————————
    Paris actually copywrote “That’s Hot” She said it on Jimmy Kimmel in 2009.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Now that’s far-fetched. We all know that phrase has been around for years. Why does she get to have ownership for it? Pure tom-foolery. Smh.

  • Salakatae

    Not the same song to me. You have to have the same beat or something. Singing about a similar idea? Everybody has stolen a song then. Both have a good message.

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