Chris Brown and Drake are facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over their 2019 song “No Guidance” by singer Brandon Cooper and producer Timothy ‘Drum’n Skillz’ Valentine. Cooper and Valentine claim the beat, hook, lyrics, and rhythm structure of their 2016 song “I Love Your Dress” was copied for the “No Guidance” song.
Cooper and Valentine point to the sequence of lyrics “She got it; she got it,” repeated 16 times on their song while “No Guidance” has the lyrics “You got it, girl; you got it” repeated at least 11 times.
“Cooper and Valentine claim an analysis of the beat, lyrics, hook and rhythmic structure demonstrates that ‘No Guidance’ was copied or, at the very least, principally derived from ‘I Love Your Dress,’” wrote TMZ.
Both tracks are below so you can compare and contrast for yourselves.
– Excerpt from an article for Daily Mail by Adam Levy. Read the full article here.
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