Jason Derulo, In Search of a Voice?


Jason Derulo is still globally charting in the music industry.  Since his start in 2009, he become somewhat dormant but slightly noticeably – and I’m fully prepared to explain why. 

As it seems, taking bits and pieces of other artists’ songs and using them in your own aren’t uncommon (when done legally).  But this is the second time that Derulo has taken hits in different genres and tried to play them off as his own.  Whether he has taken them unlawfully or through the correct process is information unknown to me – but that’s besides the point. 

It’s NOT about whether he borrowed them truthfully or not but, that in this day in age – why isn’t he being original?  Is there no originality or genuine artist qualities in him?  Does he have to cut and paste from other artists to make his music worth listening to?  And another irritating fact is why none of the other artists are getting credit. 

Imogen Heap’s song “Hide and Seek” was the original birthplace for Derulo’s single “Whatcha  Say.”  His entire song was based off of her verses.  This annoyed me a bit when it first came out but honestly I forgot about it – it was old news by 2012. 

But now, here comes his rising song “Fight For You” which comepletely copies Toto’s “Africa”.  In some ways I feel like he should be able to do what he wants with his music, but it comes to point where why do you need to take from others to make your own.  No true artist that ever became successful used other people’s work.  That’s just how it is.  If you want to be a true and good musician and artisan, you have to genuine, real, and original.

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