I dunno though, this has probably done more for Zomby's public awareness than it has for Reark's. His next thing is going to get slightly more attention as a result of this, controversy is a good publicity angle really.
What's the comeback for something like this i wonder, has any unknown producer had some of his work lifted by a bigger artist and then gone on to create something successful afterwards?
I am struggling to think of any examples, A Guy Called Gerald supposedly having his work uncredited on 'Pacific State' is not quite the same, but the closest i can think of off the top of my head.
Fat-necked former beat wizard Timbabland said:"It makes me laugh. The part I don't understand, the dude is trying to act like I went to his house and took it from his computer. I don't know him from a can of paint. I'm 15 years deep. That's how you attack a king? You attack moi? Come on, man. You got to come correct. You the laughing stock. People are like, 'You can't be serious."
Timbaland completely stole a piece of Commodore 64 music by a Finnish unknown for a track on a Nelly Furtado album, and freely admits to it, too. The poor Finnish dude hadn't the funds to pursue it legally. When interviewed about it, Timbo gave this eye-poppingly cuntish quote:
You can read more about it here.
To answer your question, Tomfun (and Mr. Grapefruit Drink?), no - the unknown Finnish guy didn't have any success. Boo.
Timbaland completely stole a piece of Commodore 64 music by a Finnish unknown for a track on a Nelly Furtado album, and freely admits to it, too. The poor Finnish dude hadn't the funds to pursue it legally.