Did Childish Gambino Steal “This Is America”?
Twitter is twittering about Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ and they’re saying that he may have jacked the song. The highly praised single has an infectious chant-like melody at the beginning and takes a turn into a more serious tone…but did he steal that from a rapper name Jase Harley?
People seem to think so.
Jase Harley’s “American Pharoah” was posted on youtube in 2016. The song is now being posted and discussed everywhere for being VERY similar to Gambino’s record.
If anything, this is giving the unknown artist some shine. He has yet to comment on the situation.
What do YOU think? Do you hear any similarities?
Childish Gambino’s music manager just denied they copied anything. In fact, he says the song is THREE years old. He also sounds really mad that people mad insinuations and went wayyyy below the belt with the insults.
the Internet is a place of no consequences. I hate that Toronto Akademiks/every white blogger can say something as gospel and y’all take it. this song is 3 yrs old, and we have pro tools files to prove it. but f-ck you and your moms, and your future fetuses. stay blessed.
Yikes! Jase has also responded, stating he’s humbled to be recognized and labeled as an inspiration.
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I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one of the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time. I appreciate all the love and support! But PLEASE DON’T let this controversy dilute the message me and @childishgambino are trying to convey. We are speaking about injustices we’ve encountered and he’s helped to provide a platform for all our voices to be heard. Let’s not discredit him for that! The focus should be on affecting change in our communities and building equality. This is bigger than me and him and bigger than music. Let’s not lose focus 🙏🏾 #noonewinswhenthefamilyfeuds #futurists