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Rapper Beenzino's "Dali, Van, Picasso" Under Suspicion of Plagiarism

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Beenzino's most recent release "Dali, Van, Picasso" has faced plagiarism accusations.

On January 19, comments pointing out the striking similarities between "Dali, Van, Picasso" and German rapper Fiva MC's "Süd Sehen" started appearing on YouTube. While some listeners have questioned the originality of the song since its release, it has now been accused of not sampling, but plagiarizing "Süd Sehen."

Netizens have claimed, "This is not sampling, the songs can't be more similar," and have pointed out the nearly identical intro parts, which make the songs sound very much alike.

Beenzino's agency explained to news outlet Daily Sports on January 20, "We are currently discussing this matter with the composer of the song. Only the lyrics are by Beenzino, the song has been composed and arranged by Peejay."

Since debuting as the rapper of Primary School's "Daily Apartment" in 2009, Beenzino has quickly risen to the top of underground hip hop scene, and is now making waves in the mainstream industry. With his model-like looks, charming voice, and status of being a Seoul National University student, he has received much love for his solo album "24 : 26" and his latest single "Dali, Van, Picasso."

Do you think the song crosses the line of plagiarism?

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