January 27, 2010

Pants On The Ground Ripoff?

General Larry Platt took America by storm with his Pants On The Ground anthem, chastising the young people for wearing their pants so low, but now another group of older men is claiming Platt ripped them off, saying their song "Back Pockets on the Floor" is the original that Platt stole.

The elder rap group Green Brothers called into a Detroit radio show this week, claiming that the original melody and theme to 'Pants on the Ground' actually belongs to them. Their song was called 'Back Pockets on the Floor'. The group posted this message a few days ago:

"This is in regards to the General Larry Platt "Pants on The Ground". His song is a take off of the Green Brothers song " Back Pockets On The Floor'. Back Pockets On The Floor was written by G. Green and was copyrighted and recorded by the Green Brothers in 1996. The General's song have the same intent, idea and in part the same message. YOU BE THE JUDGE AMERICA!! "

There are some similarities but I don't think these are really similar enough to prove that Larry Platt stole their idea, Surely many other people have commented that kids have their pants hanging down to the floor, it's an obvious thing to say, and could easily be a coincidence that Platt said "pants on the ground" after they said something similar. And besides them both rapping the two ditties are not really all that similar.

Pants On The Ground Ripoff?

"American Idol" may have launched the "Pants on the Ground" craze, but it looks like the message may have been around for a while. Detroit's Green Brothers recently wrote Detroit TV station WJBK, claiming their 1996 song "Back Pockets on the Floor" has the same idea, intent and message of 62-year-old "General" Larry Platt's "Pants" song, which quickly became an Internet sensation. The group posted this message along with its video on YouTube a few days ago...

Pants On The Ground Ripoff?

Posted at January 27, 2010 5:47 PM