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The Weeknd Releases New Song With Uncleared Sample

Posted by: Ryan Dennehy (07/15/13)
The Weeknd released a video for a new song titled "Belong to the World" last night and was then promptly called out by Portishead member Geoff Barrow for using an uncleared Portishead sample. Barrow has since also commented that it "its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint."
    
 
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06:17 AM on 07/15/13
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I guess "skint" means without money... which sounds ridiculous since The Weeknd is on a major.
06:21 AM on 07/15/13
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... Whatever.
06:25 AM on 07/15/13
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I don't understand what I just read
06:28 AM on 07/15/13
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Who's Barrow?
06:31 AM on 07/15/13
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What?
06:31 AM on 07/15/13
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edited for clarity, but he's a member of Portishead
06:32 AM on 07/15/13
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huh
06:36 AM on 07/15/13
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"its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint."

That's the quote of the year. I have no idea what it means, but it still is.
06:47 AM on 07/15/13
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I guess "skint" means without money... which sounds ridiculous since The Weeknd is on a major.
It does
07:03 AM on 07/15/13
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This is all about respect.
The reason he's mentioning hip hop specifically is because of how they tend to use samples. Believe it or not, most artists aren't into someone taking the core of your song and just singing on top of it.

What he's saying makes total sense. The Weeknd deserves to get sued up the ass for this one. If you ask, you better comply because the artist made their decision.

This is a prime example of doing it the wrong way. I can't think of anything they could've done to handle this in a worse way.
07:06 AM on 07/15/13
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This is all about respect.
The reason he's mentioning hip hop specifically is because of how they tend to use samples. Believe it or not, most artists aren't into someone taking the core of your song and just singing on top of it.

What he's saying makes total sense. The Weeknd deserves to get sued up the ass for this one. If you ask, you better comply because the artist made their decision.
"its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint." sounds like the most respectful statement ever.
07:07 AM on 07/15/13
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"its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint." sounds like the most respectful statement ever.

Some brits are unbelievably awful with text. They still do it like they did it with single-line cells in '96.
07:19 AM on 07/15/13
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"its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hiphop artist that are skint." sounds like the most respectful statement ever.

I think he's saying, "I don't give a fuck about the money." Also in another tweet he basically said they turned it down because they didn't like the song.
07:28 AM on 07/15/13
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This doesn't really surprise me. The Weeknd got his sound from his original producer and then kicked him to the curb. Drake helped him get noticed and he said "whatever" and signed with someone else. I like his music, but he obviously has no problems with using and abusing other artists to get ahead.
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