Did Black Eyed Peas Steal Adam Freeland’s Track?

Fresh from their recent fisticuffs with blogger Perez Hilton, a new controversy is brewing for pop group Black Eyed Peas. DJ/producer Adam Freeland, whose Freeland project recently released COPE™ — which features cameos by Tommy Lee, Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson, Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, and Devo’s Gerald V. Casale — claims that his track “Mancry” is used prominently in the Peas’ dance anthem “Party All the Time.”

While he hasn’t filed a lawsuit (yet), Freeland has tweeted about the matter:

“OK. Check this. Listen to our song ‘Mancry.’ Now listen to Black Eyed Peas ‘Party all the time.’ WTF!”

What do you think?

Darren Ressler


  1. I’d say that Adam Freeland is gonna be rich!!!

  2. They are both 3 note riffs. The B E peas version has 2 the same. The sound is very similar sure but it would depend where that came from. If its a preset patch from ‘Massive’ or a synth like that then I reckon Adam F doesn’t have much of a case.

  3. ..but if Adam F can prove they sampled his sound.. its time to ring the lawyers!

  4. even tho i hate rap, i respect the b.e.peas. but isnt part of being in the rap game stealing other’s music? just look at puffy.

  5. They are the same track. For shits and giggles I eyeballed the waveforms in Pro Tools.
    Same sound, same waves, same tempo. Freeland is getting paid.

  6. Adam – please take these fools to court. Black Eyed Peas been gettin’ away with dumb stuff for too long.

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