Punk Pilfering

11.25.2007

By Smith Galtney

BUSTA RHYMES
'Touch It' (2006)
Cribbing the robot-voice hook from 'Technologic,' Busta's club anthem took it to number 2 on the U.S. rap chart. Then Missy Elliott referenced it in the inevitable onslaught of remixes.

KANYE WEST
'Stronger' (2007)
West swiped not only the hook from Discovery's 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' but Daft Punk's sound, and the DP robots cameo in the video. And for reason we can't quite explain, West raps, 'Heard they'd do anything for a Klondike / Well, I'd do anything for a blond dyke.'

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
'Humans Are Dead' (2007)
In the pilot episode of their cult HBO comedy series, the hapless New Zealand electro-folk duo attempt to make a music video as cool space-age robots 'like Daft Punk.' Their manager, Murray, gives them chintzy cardboard box suits instead. Total buzz kill.

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