Filipino rapper Arvey is now under fire after netizens pointed out that he plagiarized some parts of his hit song “Dalaga” from a Korean-based music producer.
The Tagalog rap song allegedly used parts of a song by Mixtape Seoul, which became trending on social media when covers of the song got over thousands of views online.
In a report by ABS-CBN’s Push, Mixtape Seoul already tried to reach Arvey to get his side of the story, but the rapper has yet to respond.
so apparently “Dalaga” by Arvey is a stolen beat from “Robin” by Mixtape Seoul.
in this house,
we don’t stan plagiarists :/ pic.twitter.com/Dxehrm7J55
— Felix Gasmen (@felixgsmn_) March 31, 2019
“We are aware of the situation going on recently with an artist using our music without any permission from us. We try to contact him but there is no response till now. So we have to make a claim on YouTube and [are] waiting. We are trying our best to resolve this situation. Thank you for all of your worries and support towards our team,” the music producers said in the comments section of their YouTube video titled, “Robin: Mac Miller X HONNE Type Beat | Prod. Noden.”
The music video of the controversial song has now been deleted from YouTube. Netizens expressed disappointment on Arvey’s actions while others apologized on his behalf, recognizing how unfair it was to gain advantage over “stealing a beat” and not even asking for permission to use it.
Plagiarism yung kantang Dalaga by Arvey.. Na down ako nung nalaman kong kinuha yung beat ng music hayyy… #ToxicFilipinoCulture
— j o e m (@joembalmes_) March 22, 2019
plagiarism pala yung beat nung dalaga by avery.. please make an action naman sa right owner kasi ang hirap gumawa ng beat. ( beat: robin by honne) :((
— c (@abcassandraaaa) March 27, 2019
dalaga was no longer on YT but is still on fb and twitter. we shouldn't tolerate plagiarism as much as we want to support our local artists.
— haniel (@_misguidedgh0st) March 28, 2019
nakakasad naman ung plagiarism ni Arvey ng dalaga. sayang un pare chong
— james (@james_ndrw) April 2, 2019
Others pointed out the rapper’s ignorance of music copyrights while some said he could have paid for the music so he would not be in a mess in the first place.