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Why Trinidad James Earns A Percentage Every Time Grammy Award-Winning Record 'Uptown Funk' Gets Played

It’s entirely possible that the lyrics to “Uptown Funk” can be heard as something else when singer Bruno Mars says, “Uptown Funk You Up” (you heard it, right?). The phonics there are similar to an explicit phrase known all too well to many. However, one person who’s not phonetically challenged is rapper and entertainer Trinidad James. In Mark Ronson’s 2014 Billboard hit, he used a famous line from James’ song, “All Gold Everything.” The line in question –”don’t believe me, just watch.” Due to its use, James receives a percentage of “Uptown Funk” every time it is played.

Jul 19, 2022