Chance The Rapper Wants Fortnite to Pay Rappers For Using Their Dance Emotes and Music - Dexerto

Chance The Rapper Wants Fortnite to Pay Rappers For Using Their Dance Emotes and Music

Published: 13/Jul/2018 23:40 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Popular music artist Chance The Rapper is not happy with Fortnite’s use of popular dances as in-game emotes. 

The three-time Grammy Award winner took to social media to express his displeasure, calling on Epic Games to not only credit the rappers that came up with the dances, but to also include their music in the game.


There are currently several emotes in Fortnite that contain parts of dances that were originally created by hip-hop artists and rappers, such as the “Shoot” dance made by BlocBoy JT, moves from Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” video, and the “Milly Rock” by 2Milly.

However, these artists are not crediting in the game, and the music that plays in the backdrop when players do these dances are not the original songs, but rather different samples of audio.


Chance feels that the tremendous amounts of revenue that Fortnite generates by selling these emotes should be shared by those that originally came up with them.

He also feels that the emotes would be greatly improved if the original song was played during the dance, which would obviously also earn the artists more recognition and money.

BlocBoy JB also tweeted out about the matter and is in agreement with what his fellow rapper had proposed.


While many understood where Chance was coming from, there was also some negative reactions from those who felt that the use of the phrase “black creatives” was unnecessary, as it injected a racial aspect to the debate.

Among those who replied to Chance were YouTuber ‘OMGItsBirdman’ and OpTic Gaming content creator ‘Hitch.’

It remains to be seen whether Epic Games will do anything to appease these music artists, or whether it will even reply or offer a reaction.


Since the creators of these dances never monetized or copyrighted them, Epic could just choose to not include the original music and continue to do what they’ve been doing, which has proved to be financially fruitful.


Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.


Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.


But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”


But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.


How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.


Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.