Mister Lies Claims PARTYNEXTDOOR Sampled His Song Without Asking

And is it so bad if he did?

December 03, 2014

As we briefly mentioned in an earlier post, it has been noted by both SoundCloud commenters and Mister Lies himself that PARTYNEXTDOOR's newly-released "Girl From Oakland" sounds like the producer's two-years-old tune "I Walk." Both songs employ a sample of hurried footsteps, crispy drum claps, and undulating synth. Their undeniable similarity raises the question: should PARTYNEXTDOOR have credited "I Walk" as a sample? Or, could this be considered a remix?

Regarding what he called "suspicious" similarities, Mister Lies told FADER that he "can't say" he had heard a PARTYNEXTDOOR song before "Girl From Oakland." But, he added, addressing the OVO rising star, "if you want to work together, all you have to do is ask." PARTYNEXTDOOR hasn't commented, but his publicist noted in an e-mail to FADER that "I don't believe ['Girl From Oakland'] is for commercial release." So perhaps the real question is: does this count as a co-sign? After all, we all know what it can mean to be on Drake's camp's radar.

UPDATE 12/3/14 2:30 p.m.: PARTYNEXTDOOR has given Mister Lies his thanks in a tweet:

Mister Lies Claims PARTYNEXTDOOR Sampled His Song Without Asking