[As Kanye West continues to gain critical acclaim for his chart-topping and streaming powerhouse Ye at least one hip-hop artist feels partially responsible for contributing to its success. Philadelphia rapper Hunit Days of Summer has shared his story with SOHH about how it’s all too much of a coincidence Yeezy has a lot of his signature sounds on the new studio release.]

So it started when I was doing an album review for Ye. In the song ‘I Thought About Killing You’, he has a line that says, “If I wasn’t shining so hard, wouldn’t be no shade”. Which is really similar to my line, “Shining on these n*ggas, that ain’t throwing no shade.”

That would “only” be a coincidence “if” my shade line wasn’t from a cover of one of Kanye’s verses.

I covered the verse he did on ScHoolBoy Q‘s ‘That Part’, and the shade line was the second bar in my verse!

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Most people would be like, “N*gga, Kanye ain’t never heard your cover on Youtube with 600 views!”, but that’s cause they didn’t know Universal had sent a direct report to SoundCloud to have my cover taken down, after it was manually discovered.

So when you put those pieces together, it doesn’t seem that far-fetched that “someone” heard my cover, but I wasn’t gonna blow it up.

As I went on with the review, after the song ‘Mistake’, I made a comment in the video, “I swear this n*gga taking my style bruh”, because the way the punchlines and flows was set up, it felt like I was listening to myself.

A little later, my cousin texted me and asked if I ghostwrote for Kanye, without telling him. That was my first, third-party, confirmation.

Then I went to Instagram and someone tagged me in a clip from Kanye’s listening party, saying, “Nah that’s Hunit Days of Summer flow all day”. So I screenshot both posts and put them up, almost as a joke, but at that point, I had already decided I was gonna dig a little deeper into this.

After a second listen of Ye, I found a few similarities, like flow on ‘I Thought About Killing You’ was similar to what I used on ‘We Keep The Party In Play’, or how his song ‘Wouldn’t Leave’ is not only synonymous with the title of my song ‘Never Leave’, but there is a part of the arrangement that sounds very similar when you put them side by side.

Then there’s a line about a peaceful zombie’s gangster being tested, after a reference to Michael Jackson. I have a rhyme scheme that references myself as MJ and my niggas behind me like zombies, but they aren’t as peaceful as I am.

The casual listener may not pick up those kind of subtleties, but if you make music, you can hear the influence.

Another thing a lot people won’t know about me is, my music went viral thru porn. I’ve received over 46 million listens/views, that I know of, from videos uploaded to Xvideos and Xnxx with my music in the background. I don’t even know the numbers for PornHub or those other sites.

If you visit the comment section of my Youtube video for “Flippin,” “Do The Uzi,” “Hoe House,” you’ll see for yourself, most people found me by hearing my music on a porno. I’ve even run into these videos on a number of occasions and my friends are always telling me they see them. I mention this because Kanye has an admitted addiction to porn. So it’s not too far-fetched to think that out of 46 million views, Kanye couldn’t have been one of them.

To top it off, my reaction video to ‘Ye vs The People’ was taken down after being “manually” detected by someone on behalf of Kanye, which was right before he scrapped the original album to record a new one.

So I made a video comparing my songs with Kanye’s and uploaded it to let the people decide. The interesting thing is, those that have been listening to me from the beginning, could clearly hear it, and that’s good enough for me to know I’m not tripping.

I’m not mad about it though. What’s there to be mad at?

Kanye was either inspired by my music, or we on the same creative vibration, either way that’s a compliment.

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