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GaGa Producer Defends Jabs At Born This Way

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We SO agree with this!

DJ White Shadow, who helped produce Lady GaGa's Born This Way, has come to her defense and spoken up against people who claim it rips off Madonna's Express Yourself.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I think it was bulls**t to be honest. I guess there are a hundred songs that you could put a pitch shift and a Bpm (beats per minute) change on and loop and make them sound like anything. Actually there are five songs out that are exactly the same song, on the radio at the same time. Right now. Why doesn't anyone ever bring that up? That's a f**king felony."

"How many people have been copying Gaga since she came out? Oh, I have that answer: everyone. Have you seen all the lightning bolts painted on faces, or the one hand eye cover-ups during photos?"

"How about the fact that there was barely any dance music on the radio until Just Dance came out? Come on motherf**kers, let's keep it real here. If we are going to talk about who is chasing who, I think we all know the answer to that."

What do U think about DJ White Shadow's arguments in defense of Born This Way? Do U agree?

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How GaGa Works, The Process Behind Government Hooker

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It must be magical!

DJ Whiteshadow, one of the featured producers on Born This Way, revealed what it was like working with Lady GaGa. Calling her new single, Government Hooker, a "beast" of a song, he had nothing but praise for the GaGaloo. He said:

[Born This Way] is not a pop album; it’s a pop masterpiece of music. If there was no category of pop music, you wouldn’t call it pop music.

We were in this studio in Vegas, and I was playing some hip-hop stuff [for GaGa's label boss Vince Herbert], and I ran across this [old beat I had made], and we were talking about faster songs, so I sped it up and I played it for Vince. He was like, 'Whoa.' She walked in, and I played it for her and [producer] Fernando [Garibay]. She laid it out in two seconds. She sang over the melody and tuned it up and put the chorus in. She finished it super quick."

Going into more detail about GaGa's amazingness, he added:

"The guy that’s actually talking, that’s her security guard. We were sitting there thinking how to make a computerized voice, so we were like, 'Let’s get Pete in here. He’s got a super-thick Dutch accent, and he’s trying to read off paper. It was insane, and he just talks like that.

That’s what it’s like working with GaGa. It’s like a f—ing supernova. When she walks into a room, things explode. She thinks of sh– that I can’t comprehend. It doesn’t make sense to me, and I’m a creative person."

He then went on to speak about how he sees Lady GaGa as a person and an artist.

"Working with her is totally different than anyone else I’ve ever done anything with. She’s the most hands-on person I’ve ever run into. She could walk into Steve Jobs’ office and tell him he’s doing Apple wrong, and he’d listen. As a producer, it’s super cool to be with somebody who generally cares and is fully involved."

And that's why her music is so awesome! We know the rest of Born This Way is going to be incredible!

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