Charles Hamiton..."Beat Jacker"

now i am a HUGE CH fan. the way he makes music is incredible to me and his samples are always amazing. but recently...some guy i've never heard of (Black Spade?) is saying Charles Hamilton stole the beat for "Shinin'" which is on "The Pink Lavalamp"

but anyway...Black Spade says Charles took the beat either from a beat tape or straight off his MySpace page. i don't know what to believe because i don't know if Spade stole it from CH or if CH stole it from Spade. but nonetheless...the beat/song is dope! so i frankly do NOT care. but for people who do's the e-mail from Spade where he talks about this "jacking"

"Yo! So this is the beat Charles Hamilton CLAIMS he created. In short, when I was in Austin to perform and check out SxSW, I caught his set. He performed one of his tracks, "Shinin'", which I thought was dope. However, come to find out the instrumental that he used for that track is a beat I produced a while back. After he was done performing, I let him know that I produced the beat and asked him where he got it from. In the back of my mind I know that the only place he really could have gotten it from was off my MySpace page. When I told him I produced the track and liked his lyrics, he still continued to say that HE produced the track with some dude....FALSE. He said he cleared the sample and that he is the one singing 'Shinin' in the background and also that his homeboy was playing the keys on the track.

Now mind you, the background 'Shinin' vocals that he claims he laid were not laid in the studio at all. I know this because I sampled them by singing directly into the MPC.

Basically, the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample at the beginning is from when I put the beat up on MySpace. The whole point of putting that part in the track was to show that I was about to produce, from that part, my own version of the sample. So, if you don't hear the Frankie Beverly & Maze sample in the MP3 I am sending you, that is why."

here's Black Spade's "Shinin'"

NOW here's Charles Hamilton's "Shinin'"

-Matt McGhee


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