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WICKED "Popular" Sampling In Main-stream Pop Song

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Jesus Christ. F me in the other eye. Sampling is not only for Blacks and Puerto Ricans anymore:

Mika ft. Ariana Grande in Popular Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmcdLOjGVzw
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 1:54pm
I never liked MIKA but this just makes it so much worse.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 1:56pm
"Sampling is not only for Blacks and Puerto Ricans anymore"

Oh lord, save the sanctity of Wicked.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 1:57pm
In Oz's name we prey amen.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 1:58pm
It's ok for him to sample it because he's gay!
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:01pm
Beyond the bizarrely hostile and racist comment, this neither new nor a sample. The video is new (and I love it), but the song was released last October (the week I attended his tour!). There was a video on this site of him performing it with Chenoweth in his recent Intimate evening tour. There is no sampling. It's Mika's adaptation of Popular, but there is no sampling from a previous recording.

Love Mika. Love the song.
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Updated On: 5/17/13 at 02:01 PM
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:04pm
I've been to Costco and I know what sampling looks like. This man is sampling.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:09pm
Blacks and Puerto Ricans?! Gwen Stefani is white!


Gwen Stefani samples Fiddler on the Roof
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:19pm
I actually like the song. No, it's not Wicked's "Popular" at all, but it's fine for what it's going for.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:28pm
If you want to hear direct sampling of Popular from the Broadway cast recording, there are several hip-hop/rap recordings (Paris Jones, S-Preme, Sway, etc.) that existed long before Mika's adaptation of the song.

But sampling is not the same thing as adapting or covering a song or even a portion of a song.

I like this new single remix, but not as much as the album version.
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Updated On: 5/17/13 at 02:28 PM
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:34pm
I'm surprised no one has sampled "Prelude" from Next to Normal yet - that would be great intro music for a rock concert.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:34pm
...and Flo Rida and Pitbull are not. Technically Gwen Stafanian is Armenian which is basically African (geographically speaking.)

Let's not mistake wit for racism. It's 2013, racism effects only a few over 50, just like prostate cancer. Something bad is happening in Oz and somebody has to do something! I pick Shoshana Bean she is a child of both worlds.

Updated On: 5/17/13 at 02:34 PM
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:37pm
Let's not mistake racism for wit.

"It's 2013, racism effects only a few over 50 just like prostate cancer"

That is such an absurd, incorrect statement that I can't take anything you say seriously.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:44pm
"Technically Gwen Stafanian is Armenian which is basically African (geographically speaking.)"

Charlize Theron is South African so she be a sistah!

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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:45pm
"Armenian which is basically African (geographically speaking.)"

Your geography does not resemble our earth geography.

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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:46pm
This thread already, man...
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 2:54pm
God. Who knew some of the people on a Broadway forum could be so anal?

Armenia is not even on some maps I've seen. For instance the map on the Spice World album cover or the one that came with my rental car. What I meant to say was there was a large Armenian population in Ethiopia at a time, some of which migrated to Orange County.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 3:43pm
We'd have to identify wit in your posts to mistake them for something else. No wit to be found thus far.

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Posted: 5/17/13 at 3:51pm
What a weird song. It's not a sample, it's like a songwriter said "I can't some up with my own hook" so they lifted chunks of Popular. He also changes up a lot of lyrics. Very strange song.

And Armenia is east of Turkey, right below Georgia and North of Iran.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 3:55pm
"Armenia is not even on some maps I've seen."

Maybe because you were looking at a map of Africa. Try a map that includes Asia. And getting your geography information from a Spice Girls album cover is really not a good idea.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 3:59pm
yawn......here we go again

Someone says the word black or puerto rican and people start screaming the word "racism"!

Can those people please explain how "sampling" could possibly be racist? Thanks.

Every single person or group of people in the world is exposed to wit and jokes. Why on earth should we stop treating these people as people and assume they can't take jokes? I prefer to treat everyone equally, and that includes making innocent jokes. Jokes that have NOTHING to do with horrible history, only about fun musical assumptions in this case.

Updated On: 5/17/13 at 03:59 PM
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 4:20pm
Dave, you're not color blind. Just blind.
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 5:08pm
What a weird song. It's not a sample, it's like a songwriter said "I can't some up with my own hook" so they lifted chunks of Popular. He also changes up a lot of lyrics. Very strange song.

Mika is a fan of the show and asked permission from Stephen Schwartz to adapt Popular as a pop song. Not unlike Stefani's Rich Girl.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 6:41pm
And don't forget Stefani using a lyric and melody line from "The Lonely Goatherd" in "Wind It Up."
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Posted: 5/17/13 at 8:15pm
"Let's not mistake wit for racism. It's 2013, racism effects only a few over 50, just like prostate cancer."

Says the brain dead twink...

It's racist because it generalizes an ethnic stereotype.

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Posted: 5/17/13 at 8:27pm
I actually like the song.

It's about to hit 3 Million views

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