The first thing you should think of when you hear Eminem and Busta Rhymes‘ new track, “Calm Down,” is House of Pain; or perhaps “Harlem Shuffle”; the song is built on the original’s horn intro used prominently in House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” and before the end, the guys are yelling “Jump Around” in honor of the ’90s hip-hop group.
But the rapper, Genesis LXG would like us all to know, the duo really stole that appropriating horn-looping beat from him.
The rapper took to Twitter yesterday (June 30) to question the similarities between “Calm Down” and his own song, “House of Pain,” which he released back in March.
Genesis LXG (@GenesisLXG) June 30, 2014
In a series of tweets Genesis writes, “So dude jacked my beat and gave it to Eminem and Busta #Jacked,” and later questions if the “Calm Down” similarity was “#Coincidence” or just plain theft by the Em and Busta track’s producer, Scoop Deville.