Durban’s popular gqom duo, the Distruction Boyz have been accused of stealing Omunye track. The Distruction Boyz duo consists of Thobani “Que” Mgobhozi and Zipho “GoldMax” Mthembu.
According to Zalebs, this all started as a rumour that Distruction Boyz’s summer smash ‘Omunye’ sounded too similar to DJ Lag’s own composition called ‘Trip to New York’.
A forensic copyright investigation has reportedly found that the tempo, key signature and instrumentation on sensational gqom hit Omunye is similar to another song that had dropped three months before Distruction Boyz released their version, City Press reports.
The Distruction Boyz, however, deny the theft. Instead, the link between Omunye and Trip to New York can be found in the Cape Town producer the Distruction Boyz say they bought the song from, DJ Mphyd.
DJ Mphyd is quite possibly the Siphesihle Njokweni who is named in the song’s writing credits. However, DJ Mphyd told City Press he had nothing to do with DJ LAG’s song and said the songs did not sound the same, except for the key.
Listen to Trip to New York by DJ LAG below:
Then listen to Omunye by Distruction Boyz: