German Rapper Accused Of Stealing DIMMU BORGIR’s Music For The Second Time

Thursday, 28th November 2013

Blabbermouth is reporting German rapper Bushido (real name: Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi) is being accused of stealing the music of DIMMU BORGIR for use in his songs.

The newest case of thievery comes in the form of Bushido’s new song, Leben Und Tod Des Kenneth Glöckler” (English-language translation: “Life And Death Of Kenneth Glöckler”), which steals the choir vocals from DIMMU BORGIR’s “Dimmu Borgir” song. A comparison can be viewed below.

DIMMU BORGIR in 2007 threatened to sue Bushido for allegedly using melodies from the band’s songs on his albums without permission.

DIMMU BORGIR manager Yvette Uhlmann stated at the time: “The band was contacted via the Internet and was told that Bushido had stolen the melody of their song ‘Mourning Palace’ and that he used it in his song ‘Mittelfingah’. Since we were not contacted by Bushido through proper channels and told about his desire to do this, it is clear that Bushido has seriously infringed our intellectual property rights.”

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz was quoted as saying: “If the German rapper in question does not agree to compensate us adequately, we will sue him! Whoever crosses us will face serious consequences.”