For those who don't know who Black Eyed Peas click on their name. They are current sensational Rap and R&B Group. And I know this posting might make you shout ‘WHAT the …!’
But trust me guys , I was also shocked they just plainly used old Illayaraja’s song from the Movie Sri Raghavendrar (movie came out in 1985) Song sung by S Janaki and Malaysia Vasudevan.
All props to them, they have layered a super hip hop music over Illayaraja’s song .
How in the world they landed on this song of Illayaraja ?!! Thats the million dollar question !!
May be they got some Tamil Guy as friend ;) somebody like Deva, I guess.
Now hear it to believe!! Here is the original song ‘Unakkum Enakkum Anandham’
So no more we can complain our music directors alone lift.
Jeez, I don’t know whether they got copyright for this song.
I only wish they would acknowledge Maestro Illayaraja’s Song in the Album
Man, Illayaraja Sir's old song has a revival from Black Eyed Peas…
Each and every song of Illayaraja's is always done to perfection. I mean the orchestration, the chord progression and bass runs. This old song is no different , check out the bass runs on the original song. It's so cool.
Now shout out your thoughts on this ...
Thanks to http://www.itwofs.com for the Tamil clip