Will.i.am vs. Mat Zo/Arty and Sandro Silva/Quintino *Updated

The controversy over Will.i.am's new single with Chris Brown 'Let's Go' has been raging over social media all afternoon. If you want to get caught up, check out the articles from Dancing Astronaut and YourEDM, as they explained the situation regarding Will.i.am's highly questionable production choices in his new album #WILLPOWER.

You can compare the tracks yourself below:

Will.i.am - Let's Go (ft. Chris Brown)


Mat Zo & Arty - Rebound

YourEDM has also uncovered another Will.i.am track that features strikingly similar progressions to Sandro Silva & Quintino's 'EPIC':

Will.i.am - Bang Bang (Start it at 2:16)


Sandro Silva & Quintino - Epic

Update: Mat Zo has taken to Facebook to release a statement about the whole Will.i.am situation: (VIA @dancingastro)

"(Im really glad I deleted my twitter account so that I'm not inclined to say what I'm about to say in under 140 characters)

I really and truely appreciate all the support you are giving me and Arty in response to Will I Am's copyright infringement. However, this doesnt excuse the horrific abuse youre sending the way of Will I Am and Chris Brown, and it especially doesnt excuse being racist.

You dont need to defend me or Arty. Producers often wait their whole careers for a commercial act to fuck up and sample their track without asking permission. Arty and I are not bitter about this, more suprised. We knew Will I Am was interested in this track, but we declined working with him at the time.

To conclude, perhaps it is better to invest your energy into supporting 'Rebound' instead of spewing shit at Will I Am and Chris Brown. The reason I left twitter was to aleviate myself from outbreak the verbal diarrhea which I had caught and which im seeing all over the internet today.

Thank you :)"