Dancehall artiste Lincoln 3dot and producer Track Starr are contemplating taking legal action against rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion following the release of their new song “Bongos”.
According to urbanislandz.com Lincoln 3Dot said that is surprised at the similarity between his song “Bang” and the female rapper duos’ “Bongo”.
“Am I tripping?” The Jamaican said in reaction to the similarities. He said that believes that his song was sampled without authorization.
Lincoln 3Dot released “Bang,” a 2:20 secs song and accompanying video two years ago. The track has 1.8 million views on YouTube and gave the rising artiste some traction for his career.
Now, it seems that the track and catchy “bang bang bang” hook is getting new life in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Bongos,” and Lincoln 3Dot believes that the song’s producer who follows his producer Trackstar on Instagram, illegally sampled the track.
Lincoln also says his song is not a sample of any existing music, as suggested by fans of Cardi B online.
Many claimed that the beat is a Dominican Republic-styled beat. However, Lincoln 3Dot said that his producer, Track Starr, created the beat, and the copyright is jointly held by them. Both artists have earned money from the streaming of the song and publishing since its release.