Between late last year and early this year the high riding duo RDX was accused by one young artiste and his management team for stealing the concept of “KOTCH”. It was laughed at, overlooked and no wonder, these are bigger well-known artiste so obviously their crowd, fans and team laughed it out and moved on. Not even one full year and the duo are accused by another upcoming artiste for the same concept stealing issues.
The victim this time is Lamon “Libran” Cousins who shares his frustration and disgust with Tamoy Entertainment. “Libran did a free Addi song and dem two Mum and Pum name RDX decide fi run in and teef di concept and get another quick hype. Them fi know say a no everyday a Christmas, mi naa tek it so and mek them run wid it cause them wellknown. A nuh so it work”, said the obviously upset Libran. He went on to say “a artiste friend a mine whats app mi and say Libran RDX dem teef you concept enuh bredda, dem all start it the way how you start it. I didn’t pay much attention but then he said a the same free Addi song. When I took a look at youtube I was shocked. I strongly believe these artistes aren’t using the art of their names well as too many times they plague others melodies and concepts to get hits like they run out of ideas.”
vybz kartel news report by artiste LIbran | Published on 18 Jun 2013
RDX – Free World Boss | Raw | August 2013 #FREEWORLDBOSS
Libran was asked if he doesn’t think the majority will say hes the one seeking hype but he beg to differ. “Mi nuh really care what a next man want to say enuh because, a nuh the first dem dweet. If a hype fi defend your talent then mi nuh care”. So we here at Tamoy Entertanment wants to know, is RDX really getting stolen concepts to use, do they have a song writer who got tired of making up his own songs and get his spark from younger artistes who they think people will never hear about or was it just sheer coincidence? We wont know for real will we? Because no matter what, their team will always say the opposite and the majority will probably rule in their favour well that’s what we heard. lets just see how this one goes and hopefully we hear their side soon.
RDX stole my ‘Island Girl,’ claims Alty B
After staying silent during the first go-around, fast-rising Dancehall star and Real Entertainment Productions recording artist, Alty B is now crying foul after making strong claims that popular Dancehall group, RDX has pirated his breakthrough single, Island Girl.
The hit song, featuring fellow singjay Richie Loop was released earlier this year, to mass success, garnering Alty B unprecedented attention with hundreds of thousands of views across several music websites. The song also saw the emerging entertainer splashed across several Jamaican and Caribbean music stations as well as charts worldwide as the official video for Island Girl made him a must-watch star in the making.
However, the singjay now claims RDX stole his concept and flow for their own single dubbed Island Girl, which was recently released on the JA Productions produced Overdrive Riddim.
This isn’t the first time RDX has blatantly copied one of his songs, according to Alty B. The No More singer insists the veteran group pulled off a similar tactic two years ago following the release of his dance-themed hit, Splice.
“I saw it has an opportunity for my song [Splice] to get out there publicly but that was not the outcome,” he recalled. “Instead RDX gain fame while my song eventually died out.”
Andrew Lee Pryce, founder of Real Entertainment Productions and Alty B’s manager relayed his shock upon hearing of RDX’s single and believes it validates accusations by other acts that the group has stolen their ideas also.
“I often heard entertainers saying that RDX go around stealing people songs but I’ve finally heard it first hand and I’m not gonna take this lightly,” he explained.
The Pryce-led Real Entertainment Productions has signaled their intent to seek legal discourse should they fail to get a response from RDX’s management team to resolve this ongoing issue.
Meanwhile, Alty B is looking to build on the success of Island Girl as he is working on a soon-to-be released single, Nobody and will be touring parts of the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago later this year.
ALTY B FEAT. RICHIE LOOP – ISLAND GIRL (OFFICIAL VIDEO) – MAY 2013
RDX – Island Girl – [Overdrive Riddim] July 2013
Additionally, the Toronto-based singjay is working on a major collaboration with a Canadian-born international superstar in the coming weeks, which is sure to land him the multi-talented entertainer his biggest break to date.