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    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge God View Post
    /\ So you don't care that he's quoted a whole book and pretended it his own work with no reference to the book or anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by diggy View Post

    Breaker Breaker

    by GZA

    album: Beneath The Surface (1999)

    [GZA]
    The immortality of my fame is the measure of other's torture
    Burnt offer, from a flamin author
    The falconer who flies enough birds for the chase
    Strictly excel in what is excellence with grace
    The significance was not the vulgar applause of interest
    but the feelin that exit, completion of a sentence
    With age and experience, my reason ripens
    I strike on you Vikings, slash like a hyphen
    If you enter the house of fortune by the gate of pleasure
    You will leave by sorrow, the flow measures
    everything fails with the unfortunate
    Learned that recordin it, so my mind broaden it
    Track records, ranks us, with the exceptional
    Extreme complex physics, high technical
    The truth is usually seen and rarely heard
    What's more dangerous than hatred, is the word
    You wild cards, Jack of all trades
    Those who parade their positions, show their Spades
    A large flock of MC's, they figure to be taught
    It ain't hard to see why I'm vigorously saught



    Chorus: repeat 2X
    [Outro: GZA]Breaker, breaker, one nineBreaker, breaker, one nine
    i suppose the line: "Burnt offer, from a Flaming Author"

    could be seen as his reference

    ......well, now we know its from a book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxx Millisecondz View Post
    inspired by and bitten are two completely different things.


    Very true, this can't be put down as a stolen style.

    It's the same as plagiarism and research, they can be confused by fools but are in no way the same



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    Its several lines quoted word for word from a previous source, so I agree with Knowledge God that it should reference Balthasar in the song credits.

    This was really interesting and it was also a bit disappointing to read the same exact quote ripped, from a writing stand point.




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    I suggest y'all give the book a read:

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/aww/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperorles View Post
    DAMN, this is an excellent thread. How did you find out about this, diggy?

    i like to read books about philosophy which "the art of worldly wisdom" is.

    i also like gza

    so it was a matter of time before i found out

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    i love gza hes by far my favorite emcee. but this is biting. but i still like this line very much cuz he actually invented it himself 'to be blunt the beef was cooked uplike coke goods' everyone gets how 'cooked up' connects with 'beef' but no one realises that 'blunt' is connected to coke goods' cuz theyre drugs

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    wow... damn gza... wasnt even reworded lol but.,.. nothing new under the sun. so it was gza dropping words of wisom as his single.. not that bad, idk how to feel about it actually

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    Should we snitch on GZA to get him sued???

    lol

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    I'm digging this topic out 'cus it's one of the best topic on this forum, no doubt.
    It's kinda uncool that GZA took those bars - I think that MC like him, should never do that, but it happened so fuck that now.

    Btw. I'm so impressed that diggy found out about it. It's amazing you discovered it by yourself

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    People call Jay Z a biter for grabbing bars off biggie and others it's no real different to what GZA has done here tbh. No different to people saying Led Zeppelin stole music for jacking riffs and lyrics from other songs.

    I'll definitely search the book out though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soob View Post
    I'm digging this topic out 'cus it's one of the best topic on this forum, no doubt.
    It's kinda uncool that GZA took those bars - I think that MC like him, should never do that, but it happened so fuck that now.

    Btw. I'm so impressed that diggy found out about it. It's amazing you discovered it by yourself

    Yup. I be droppin jewels on this site heavily.

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    Did you know there is lots of snitching going on in this thread?

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    He already copied RZA's name and changed one letter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKing.nl View Post
    He already copied RZA's name and changed one letter.

    True

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