10 Rappers Accused of Stealing Songs (Pg. 10)

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cyuscavage / July 7, 2010

The Mainstream Song: “Pretty Boy Swag,” from Soulja Boy’s 2010 album, The DeAndre Way

The “Stolen” Song: “Pretty Boy Swagg,” by Virginia rap trio New Generation Boyz

The Case: NGB claims they passed a song called “Pretty Boy Swagg” along to Soulja Boy’s camp and never heard anything back about it—until they stumbled upon the video for his latest single on YouTube. They were upset, to say the least.

The Evidence: Well, both songs are called “Pretty Boy Swag.” And it looks like NGB uploaded theirs to YouTube about a year ago. But is it really possible that SB jacked a song from a trio of 12-year-olds? It may sound like it, but…