Exclusive: DJ Khaled & Rihanna’s “Grateful” Song Titled “Wild Thoughts”
Call it karma?
Today we received a takedown copyright notice from Epic Records for something included on our blog post yesterday about DJ Khaled and Rihanna’s shooting a music video for their secret “Grateful” collaboration in Miami. In the blog post, besides including a bunch of paparazzi photos, we also included a short video, obtained by the Daily Mail (we were using their embeddable video player), which saw Rihanna shooting her scenes in the streets in Miami with the AUDIO of the actual “DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller” song heard out loud in the background. This wasn’t of the liking of Epic Records for they understood we were letting everybody hear the song in advance without permission. But that was foolish. Why target us? (Although we evidently complied to their request). The video was property of the Daily Mail! And it was them letting everybody share the mentioned video via their embeddable video player. And in fact, the full video is still available on their original article about the music video shooting in Miami. But whatever. Epic Records decided to attack US (glad to see they consider us a threat - :D…We are baby. Traffic don't lie.). But little did they know, their strategy would backfire on them.
In the takedown copyright email we received, Epic Records unveiled, without really realizing we're convinced, the secret title of the DJ Khaled song. And it wasn’t “Wild Love” as some were speculating, but “WILD THOUGHTS”.
Infringing / Violating Materials : PIRATED COPYRIGHT AUDIO MASTER RECORDING(S) AND / OR AUDIO-VISUAL MASTER RECORDING(S) PLUS UNDERLYING MUSICAL COMPOSITION(S) AND LYRICS – "WILD THOUGHTS"
Thank you for this exclusive, Epic Records. We love you! hehe.
So there you. “Wild Thoughts” is the official title of the DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller collaboration from the upcoming album “Grateful” (June 23) – leaked by Epic Records by mistake and exposed to the world by us.
Will DJ Khaled be mad at Epic for ruining his surprise?
FYI: “Wild Thoughts” will sample Santana’s “Maria Maria”.