Sunday, March 29, 2009


Apparently local St. Louis favorite Black Spade went and saw Charles Hamilton recently at SxSW down in Austin. At the show he heard the debut of a track called "Shinin'" and recognized the beat as one he'd written himself years ago!

Hamilton denies the allegations that he ripped off the track and says he wrote it himself, but it's a hard position to defend when Spade's vocals are clearly in the refrain. To this, Hamilton allegedly replied that it's HIM singing in background. Ridiculous.

Here's a link to a cut of the issue with an emailed statement from Black Spade himself.
Props to MadeMonarchs for breaking the story.

[http://www.mademonarchs.com/2009/03/now-why-u-gotta-go-and-do-that.html]

Here's Black Spade's "Shinin'" track from a while back:


And here's "Shinin'" by Charles Hamilton:
(The Spade part starts at about 0:23)


Sounds pretty blatant to me.
What have you got to say for yourself, Charles?

Well, in response to the entire debate (and in response to the Fresh Selects blog) CH had this to say on his own blog:

"Let him think he made the beat and I jacked it. God/Satan sees all. And I’m leaving it at that.
Gone.
For now…"

Mmhm.
I gotta say that I'm incredibly disheartened by all this. I've had and shown nothing but respect for Charles Hamilton and Black Spade equally. To hear that one would (allegedly/blatantly) jack beats from another puts a fan in a tough spot. Doesn't do much for Hamilton's credit. Credit must be given where credit is due, in music just as in the rest of life. This man is falling short on his duties as a person and a musician.

-Mike-

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