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(CBS 21 Harrisburg)   Ice Cube says Mr. Rogers once sued him for his hit song 'A Gangsta's Fairytale', so it certainly wasn't a beautiful day in the neighborhood then   (local21news.com) divider line
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2020-05-21 10:25:09 AM  
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2020-05-21 10:55:08 AM  
Ice Cube is the greatest rapper - and rap lyricist - of all time. OF ALL TIME!!
 
2020-05-21 11:47:39 AM  
I maintain that Fred Rogers' birthday should be a national holiday. He's probably the closest thing to Jesus we'll see until the Second Coming.
 
2020-05-21 12:06:02 PM  
cube's a legend, but you don't f*ck with mr. roger's steez
 
2020-05-21 12:25:08 PM  

ArkAngel: I maintain that Fred Rogers' birthday should be a national holiday. He's probably the closest thing to Jesus we'll see until the Second Coming.


Tell that to all the families of the Vietnamese villagers he murdered.
 
2020-05-21 12:41:35 PM  
Gangsta's Fairytale is far better than Gangsta's Fairytale Part 2

/Actually true
//I'm not joking
///This is my job!
 
2020-05-21 12:46:54 PM  
"It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.
 
2020-05-21 12:50:55 PM  

Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.


He let you off easy. Marvin Gaye's estate would have sued you for using musical notes that also appeared in "Heard It Through the Grapevine," while the children of MLK would have sued for using the same letters in the alphabet that appear in "I Have a Dream".
 
2020-05-21 1:36:51 PM  

Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.


Then all rap would disappear?  We have to be able to play other people's music and add stupid lyrics to it to survive as a society.  You are racist if you enforce copyrights.
 
2020-05-21 1:51:16 PM  

Subtonic: ArkAngel: I maintain that Fred Rogers' birthday should be a national holiday. He's probably the closest thing to Jesus we'll see until the Second Coming.

Tell that to all the families of the Vietnamese villagers he murdered.


And he wasn't even in the military.  He just went over there and shot people up for the lulz.
 
2020-05-21 1:56:40 PM  

lectos: Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.

Then all rap would disappear?  We have to be able to play other people's music and add stupid lyrics to it to survive as a society.  You are racist if you enforce copyrights.


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2020-05-21 2:00:37 PM  

cew-smoke: Subtonic: ArkAngel: I maintain that Fred Rogers' birthday should be a national holiday. He's probably the closest thing to Jesus we'll see until the Second Coming.

Tell that to all the families of the Vietnamese villagers he murdered.

And he wasn't even in the military.  He just went over there and shot people up for the lulz.


In 1988.
 
2020-05-21 2:13:44 PM  
if you've lost so much street cred that "I stole from Mr. Rogers" to is the best you got to look hard. time to retire on all fronts.
 
2020-05-21 3:17:27 PM  
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2020-05-21 3:18:04 PM  

lectos: Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.

Then all rap would disappear?  We have to be able to play other people's music and add stupid lyrics to it to survive as a society.  You are racist if you enforce copyrights.


if someone else chimes in on this, we'll have a human centipede of irrelevant assholes
 
2020-05-21 3:48:32 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.

He let you off easy. Marvin Gaye's estate would have sued you for using musical notes that also appeared in "Heard It Through the Grapevine," while the children of MLK would have sued for using the same letters in the alphabet that appear in "I Have a Dream".


What Pharell and Robin Thicke leave out telling you is that Robin Thick did an interview in GQ magazine right after blurred lines where he implicitly states that were listening to Got to Give it Up in the studio and said "hey man, let us do something like that".  So they did and then got caught.

Then later Thicke denied he knew about it and the interview surfaced. So he then blamed it on Pharrel saying "it was all his fault, cause I was on drugs ans booze at the time".

He literally admits to stealing it in the interview he did with the.

https://www.gq.com/story/robin-thicke​-​interview-blurred-lines-music-video-co​llaborating-with-2-chainz-and-kendrick​-lamar-mercy

Robin Thicke: Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." I was like, "Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove." Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it. The whole thing was done in a couple hours-normally, those are the best ones. Him and I would go back and forth where I'd sing a line and he'd be like, "Hey, hey, hey!" We started acting like we were two old men on a porch hollering at girls like, "Hey, where you going, girl? Come over here!" That's why, in the video, we're doing all these old men dances. It was great.
 
2020-05-21 4:54:41 PM  

Mouser: "It's a trip. Because of this song, Mr. Rogers sued us," he told viewers. "He was mad 'cause we had the 'Mr. Rogers' theme at the beginning, 'It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood' and all that. He sued us and was getting five cents a record 'til we took that part off. That's just a fun fact."

Let that be a lesson to you, "Gangsta":  Do your own work instead of stealing someone else's.


He was lucky he didn't get the dreaded 
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2020-05-21 5:25:18 PM  

theflatline: I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." I was like, "Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove."


The thing is, until this case, grooves weren't protected by copyright. You can't copyright an idea, you can only copyright the expression of the idea. There have been similar cases in the past, and courts have generally been hesitant to actually identify when people are actually violating copyright in music, because it's very difficult to say for certain. Musical phrases get reused all the time, and the point of copyright is to protect the works' place in the market- it's absurd to think that "Blurred Lines" is in any way displacing "Got to Give It Up" in the market.

All this is why somebody went and made a program that generated every possible musical phrase (within certain constraints) so that he can preemptively put them into the public domain and prevent this kind of nonsense.
 
2020-05-21 5:55:52 PM  
Lady Elaine was a bit like Wayland and Madame

Mr. Rogers was bisexual and also trans

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2020-05-22 2:14:46 AM  

Subtonic: ArkAngel: I maintain that Fred Rogers' birthday should be a national holiday. He's probably the closest thing to Jesus we'll see until the Second Coming.

Tell that to all the families of the Vietnamese villagers he murdered.


Fortunately he shot the families as well.

He was considerate like that and thorough.
 
2020-05-22 4:17:16 PM  
I wonder what the "fun fact" is on how many times Ice Cube has sued others for sampling a bit too much without permission.

Or maybe the real fun fact from my POV is:
We decided it would be better to ask for forgiveness then permission, we foudn out there was no forgiveness or free rides and had to pay.
 
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