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Judge for Yourself Whether the Black Eyed Peas Stole ‘I Gotta Feeling’

Last week Vulture directed your attention to a joint lawsuit from two different unsigned artists claiming the Black Eyed Peas stole their material. You'd already heard Phoenix Phenom's "Boom Dynamite," which may or may not be the basis for "Boom Boom Pow," but Bryan Pringle's "Take a Dive" — which allegedly was ripped off for "I Gotta Feeling" — had previously been unavailable. It's on YouTube now and, well — unless there's some kind of high-level fraud going on here, Bryan Pringle needs to get paid.

"Take a Dive"

"I Gotta Feeling"

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