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Who’s Going to Stop Spotify’s Viral Rap Impersonators?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 23, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Noah Yoo, writing for Pitchfork:


    There’s a rapper on Spotify named Lil Kambo who’s racked up 2 million streams and counting on his song “Kid Carti.” This would be a significant feat for any unsigned, self-releasing artist in the modern day. The only problem is that “Lil Kambo” doesn’t exist and “Kid Carti” is a pitch-shifted leak of Playboi Carti’s yet-unreleased track “Kid Cudi” (previously referred to as “Pissy Pamper”), a song the rapper’s been teasing for some time and even playing out live. Lil Kambo isn’t a viral hit—he’s a fraudster.

     
  2. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    whoa
     
  3. BradBradley

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    Lil Kambo - AOTY contender?
     
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  4. SuNDaYSTaR

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    Weird how it seems fairly easy to get your music up on Spotify, and even more so to get verified.
     
  5. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    It's easy to get it onto any platform, really. You just have to pay.
     
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  6. MrAirplane

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    also weird that so many people like listening to a pitch-shifted song
     
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  7. chilllll

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    Spotify has thousands of artist profiles that contain old mixtapes from Future, lil wayne, wiz khalifa and that type of shit. The artist name is something wierd like "dj all n" and itll be music from datpiff.com from way back in the day. Not even pitch correct these people just making quick checks