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Taiwanese artist plagiarized iKON's song?

By jubilantj   Tuesday, May 10, 2016   95,093   6,982   98
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iKON is mired in a plagiarism controversy again, but this time, the boys are not the ones being accused of plagiarism. Rather, netizens speculate that a rising Taiwanese artist by the name of Du Tian Hao (Calvin Tu) plagiarized "Rhythm Ta," a song on iKON's album 'Welcome Back.' 


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One netizen shared the full version of Calvin Tu's song and the full MV to "Rhythm Ta" as well as a short clip which combines the songs from both artists. 


Calvin Tu's Song:


Rhythm Ta:



When you play the clip which combines the songs, you can hear that though distinguishable, the beat and melody bear close resemblance. 


Others who saw the post generally seem to agree that Tu plagiarized the song. They commented, "Lololol I was listening to the Taiwanese version and I can tell which parts of 'Rhythm Ta' were plagiarized. The beat is exactly the same," "The whole song was copied;;," "Is YG not going to say anything about this, are they sleeping, can they hear me," and more.


What are your thoughts? 

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    FoolishBet Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    I would rather say this is a Chinese artist lolll i dont even see this dude appear in taiwanese drama

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    atticat Monday, May 23, 2016

    why does it sound closer to the Fast and Furious 7 soundtrack Get Low? xD Does it mean iKon plagiarized the FF7 and then this dude plagiarized iKon ? Plagiariception xD

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    Kleo Thursday, May 12, 2016

    It DOES sound similar..

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    mind_blown Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Dude he didnt even try to tweak the song to make it sound different. He pretty much took the instrumental and threw Chinese lyrics on it. HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY, MAN. Shameless bro.

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    bobbatea Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Okay I usually laugh at these and say they both sound different, but this i can't fight. he copied ikon and there is no way you can say no lol.

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    DeanPeroHaroro Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    if you play ikon mv with no audio and play the taiwanese song it looks like someone made a cover xDD

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    dingdonghyukk Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    the 'best new artist' song also sounds a bit like baepsae at 1:10

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    yoonjihoo Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Dont ever they think about what will happen if them copy someone song.. i dont think their dont know about the song that they make it.. because this is most popular song.. also like big bang song..

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    yutzulo Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    He is Taiwanese Canadian.

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    noraebangbang Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Omg what kind of sorcery is this?

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