50 Cent – "Ayo Technology" (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
The story goes that Timbaland was originally accused of blatantly ripping off Crystal Castles 8-bit loop from their song “Courtship Dating” for this hit. The Crystal Castles song turned out to be a sample as well, but it’s unclear where from (Wikipedia points to a synthesizer called the “Elektron SidStation," but no citation is given to support that claim). Nonetheless, the song’s backbone is a glittering spatter of electronic flutters that’s remarkably similar to the sound effects from games like Asteroids or Street Fighter. Peep
Timbo’s remix for an even nerdier version.
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