Eddy Grant Outraged Over Gorillaz’s “Blatant Ripoff”

The reggae singer claims Damon Albarn took parts of his 1981 song “Time Warp” for Gorillaz’s “Stylo” single. Grant is particularly angry because they’re both represented by EMI, and he thinks Albarn had a musicologist evaluate any similarities, to avoid asking permission: “Damon Albarn knows in his heart of hearts.” Read EMI’s “no-comment” comment at The Guardian.

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Eddy Grant “Time Warp”

Gorillaz “Stylo”