Some plagiarism issues have surfaced regarding Big Bang's special track "Flower Road", leading netizens to investigate.
Shortly after the release of "Flower Road", word spread online that the track sounded very similar to a song titled "Ain't No Us" by American artist Niykee Heaton. You can listen to both tracks below:
One thing to note here is that Big Bang initially recorded "Flower Road" sometime in 2015. It wasn't released until 2018, due to the fact that the song was dedicated to fans with the members' military enlistment in mind. The track is composed and arranged by G-Dragon and The Fliptones, with lyrics by G-Dragon and T.O.P.
Due to the fact that Niykee Heaton's "Ain't No Us" was also revealed online sometime around July of 2015, the plagiarism issues caused fans concern. But upon closer inspection, it turns out that both tracks are by the same composer.
Netizens have discovered that "Ain't No Us" is a track produced by Wiltril. This is the stage name for producer Chaz Mishan. Chaz Mishan, is a member of the producing team The Fliptones.
It seems that The Fliptones ended up using a sort of a signature beat for both tracks, netizens noted. Many also commented that both songs were good.