In case you missed it, Alabama, who is basically just some guy who covered T.O.P‘s “Turn It Up” on YouTube, was inundated with replies from insane fans over his cover.
Well, he responded to those fans.
I don’t understand the nastiness of all the people who throw up their hate on me just for a piece of music. Even more because he’s an artist that I really love. I made this clip because I liked this piece and I wanted to pay him homage in my own way. In no way have I wanted to make people believe that the song was mine. I didn’t put the tag on it because it was evident to me that everyone would recognize the song.
For the brainless people who scream unjustly without even trying to understand my reasoning, I say: “PEACE AND KEEP COOL”.
P.S.: It’s incredible to see that the younger the people are, the less tolerant they are, with minimum open-mindedness, reactionary.
Peace and God bless you.
Just one last thing: I didn’t earn any money from this song, I did it to entertain myself, I am not a professional in show business. Like many other amateur rappers, I am not a musician, I use other people’s instrumentals on which I lay my own lyrics. When I speak about making an album, it’s nothing more than a project, and if I were to actually make it with this song, I’d ask for the rights from the concerned party.
For all the people who believe that I don’t listen to anything apart from rap, they are very much wrong. I really know T.O.P, who’s a known artist, no matter what other people might think. VIPs don’t have a monopoly over this artist, who must be really upset with them over the insults thrown at me (mentions that they called him racist names and that he’s proud to be Colombian).
You say that these are cheap excuses. Get real, these are not excuses, but facts. I don’t have to apologize to people who insult me and spit on me. You should fight for more important matters like world hunger/poverty, or the environment, which are in greater need.
You, the VIPs, who talk to me about respecting artists, do you really believe in what you say seeing the way you behave? I don’t think so and neither does he.
I respect him more than you by making his music live through a peaceful way, not aggressively like you.
PEACE ON THE WORLD!
Editor’s Note: I edited the translation to make it readable.
While I’m not sure I buy the excuse that he was doing this as a homage to T.O.P, or that he’s a fan of Big Bang or something, I do think he’s being genuine with the rest of it.
Back on the initial post, I noted that we weren’t even sure that Alabama was trying to make money off this song or pimp it as his own work, so maybe we shouldn’t rush to judgment. I mean, I couldn’t find a link to where he was trying to sell this, nor was he making money off YouTube.
Lo and behold, it turns out he wasn’t trying to sell it, nor was he claiming it, which makes what he was doing no different than scores of amateur rappers and singers on YouTube. As such, I see little reason why VIPs had to flip the fuck out at him (with racism, apparently) and why allkpop had to encourage it.
I mean, Jesus fuck, somebody at least CHECK to see if the guy is trying to profit off it before you call him a plagiarist and encourage the demon spawn to go terrorize him.
In the end, the only thing this showed was how dumb a fanbase can act when they jump directly to a conclusion that they were goaded into by a mainstream media site.