Did Jaden Smith steal this beat from Louis the Child?
Jaden Smith and his team of collaborators on ‘This Is The Album’ may be the latest to pull a “Will.i.am.” The elder Smith teamed up with producer Daniel D’artiste for his latest EP, This Is The Album, but Jaden must have forgot to ensure that D’artiste wasn’t “borrowing” his productions from other established producers.
One track on the 7-cut EP, “Moon In My Room” features fellow Smith offspring, Willow Smith, a handful of Sin City samples, and one eerily recognizable backing beat courtesy of Louis the Child.
Over 3 months ago, Chicago-based future bass duo Louis the Child released their remix of Oh Wonder’s “Body Gold” with a distinctly warped synth acting as the track’s lead element. Fast forward to Smith’s “Moon In My Room” and the duo’s easily identifiable handywork can be found slowed to a crawl but still very present in the production.
It could be another ugly case of a popular artist co-opting someone else’s work, or it could be just pure coincidence — either way, Jaden Smith is unphased:
Listen to the two tracks below and you be the judge.