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Did can't touch this copy Super Freak?

In 1990, Rick James sued MC Hammer for copyright infringement when Hammer sampled his song “Super Freak” in Hammer's all time greatest hit “Can't Touch This” without permission. Ironically, James won his first and only Grammy off of “Can't Touch This,” due to the sample of “Super Freak” the song contained.

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Similarly, it is asked, why do super freak and can't touch this sound the same?

The song samples the prominent opening riff of the Rick James song "Super Freak", which is repeated throughout the recording. The lyrics describe Hammer as having "toured around the world, from London to the Bay" and as being "magic on the mic", which he says coincides with James' "beat that you can't touch".

Also, when was can't touch this? 13, 1990, MC Hammer released “U Can't Touch This,” which he'd premiered on The Arsenio Hall Show in late 1989. The good-natured boast, laid over the hook of Rick James' “Superfreak,” proved irresistible.

Also to know is, is Super Freak and can't touch this the same song?

Can't Touch This Super Freak [MC Hammer + Rick James Mashup] This version is different though, as it is a mashup of “U Can't Touch This” with Rick James “Super Freak”, the hit song Hammer sampled to create his own, even bigger hit. They go together so well because they are essentially brothers from another mother.

What sounds like Super Freak?

It's most certainly a different song, but just sounds a lot like it. "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer and "Kingdom Come" by Jay Z both sampled "Super Freak".

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