The British man who released an album in the & # 39; 70s thought he & # 39; scammed & # 39; became after American hip-hop star Tyler asked the Creator to sample his song for his number one album (and he's now in line for a big payout)
- Mick Ware was the lead singer in a band called Czar in the seventies
- The progressive rock group has only released one album … with song & # 39; Today & # 39;
- Fast forward for almost 50 years and the American rap star Tyler the Creator has sampled it
- Ware told BBC 6 Music that he assumed that the request to use Sony & # 39; scam & # 39; used to be
- The example functions on the album Igor, which is now the top of the Billboard 200
A music fan who released an album almost five decades ago talked about his shock – and the assumption that he & # 39; graced on & # 39; became – after one of & # 39; the world's greatest hip hop stars asked if he could taste it.
Mick Ware from Devon, now a furniture restorer but part of the progressive rock band Czar in the 1970s, took the question from record company Sony to ask if they could borrow parts of a single called Today.
An email from an entertainment lawyer in the US got the ball rolling … but Ware says he was convinced he was taken for a ride when he was told that Tyler the Creator wanted to use his music.
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Mick Ware, on the right, pictured with his partner during a BBC 6 Music interview, wrote the song Today in the 1970s with his prog-rock group Czar … and says he assumed he was & # 39; scammed & # 39; When an American entertainment lawyer stepped in touch to say that an artist wanted to taste it
& # 39; Never heard of him! & # 39; Ware told BBC 6 Music that he had no idea who Tyler the Creator was and thought that the emails requesting permission were a hoax. His grandchildren clarified that he was indeed a bona fide mega star
Number eight on the number one album Igor is Puppet, for which Ware now has a writing credit
The example appears on the hip hop star's single Puppet, alongside Kanye West, who is currently the number one on the Billboard 200 charts in America.
Were explained to Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music: & # 39; The first email we received was from an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, stating that one of their artists wanted to sample today. We thought it was just a scam. & # 39;
He added that he had never heard of Tyler the Creator and was amazed to find out what a big star he is across the Pond.
The music lover said his grandchildren confirmed that the artist was really real … and absolutely huge in America.
The American artist is one of & # 39; the world's greatest hip hop stars; pictured last week at the French Open
Ware said he was double shocked to hear that he was credited with Kanye West, who is a co-writer of the song
The music credit seems set to earn a handsome sum, especially since Kanye West co-wrote on the song and the album on which it is on has risen enormously.
Ware said: & # 39; We can only hope it is a very successful song & # 39 ;.
On the track, number eight on Tyler's album, Igor, the credits said: & # 39; Composer: Tyler Okonma, David Smith, Mick Ware & Kanye West & # 39;
Ware revealed that the song Today had some star potential when it was first recorded in the 1970s; Bill Wyman was in the studio when it was recorded.
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