Kenya’s self-proclaimed king of beats producer Magix Enga pounced on another victim after he claimed that American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine had sampled his beats in his hit song dubbed GOOBA.
The producer who is also a rapper and a singer wrote to YouTube and had the song pulled down claiming infringement of copyright claims.
“Don’t sample my beats. Biggest song delete by Magix Enga,” wrote the producer on his social media pages.
However, moments later the song that broke YouTube’s record as the most-watched music video in a span of 24 hours was back on the online platform.
The Mambichwa rapper claimed that he had changed his mind and engaged with the YouTube management to re-upload the song as he had forgiven the American rapper.
“69 or whatever your song GOOBA is now on YouTube. Let me just forgive you bro but at least respect to Magix Enga, Kenyan beat-king. Bless,” he said.
In another post, he disclosed that the American rapper paid for the song to be re-uploaded. He went on to invite the rapper to Kenya to show him how music is done.
“So 69 just paid for the song to be public on YouTube and now the guy is out there posting that I a stupid. You are stupid bro. respect. Kwanza unafaa ukam huku tukushow vile sisi hubonga. Sisi hubonga Kiswahili na sisi ni wanoma na tuko na masamples zimejaa kwa internet coz tumekuwa tukiproduce for like 12 or 15 years. This is Africa. Welcome to Africa. Hakuna Matata,” he said in another video.
This was not the first time the Kenyan producer had complained about copyright claims.
Early this year, he claimed that Tanzanian Bongo Flavor star Harmonize had sampled his beats for his hit song dubbed Uno.
The singer went ahead to pull down the video for the song on YouTube and release a diss-track dubbed Don’t Sample aiming at every artist who was stealing his beats. The song was, however, re-uploaded.