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David Dobrik surprises D’Amelio’s and the Hype House with Mariachi band

Published: 4/Sep/2020 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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YouTube extraordinaire David Dobrik has definitely gone the extra mile for some of his closest friends, including Charli and Dixie D’Amelio and the Hype House, by sending Mariachi bands to their houses to give some gifts. What exactly? A new merch line.

David Dobrik doesn’t do anything by halves. No matter if it’s getting up to some crazy party antics (before lockdown, of course), or giving out hundreds of thousands to his fans, he does everything his own way.

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It makes sense then Dobrik would try and show off his exciting new projects in an exciting way. Instagram stories have been flooded on September 3 with David Dobrik flocking across Los Angeles, dropping off some gifts to friends.

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David Dobrik is not one for doing things by halves.

In classic Dobrik-style though, he wouldn’t just ring the doorbell. Instead, he made the entire occasion a party.

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The social media star sent a team out to the streets of Los Angeles to drop off PR packages for his new merch. He just also brought along a Mariachi band, in what might be the marketing stunt of the year so far.

Every time he went over to a new friend’s house, the Mariachi band would be playing while Natalie Mariduena, his roommate, popped out of an oversized gift box to hand out parcels of merchandise.

He pretty much went to every big name influencer who was willing. He went to the D’Amelio’s house, the Hype House, James Charles’, Zach Clayton’s, and more.

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All of the stars shared Dobrik’s antics onto social media, thanking Dobrik and Natalie for the hot drop. Some of the influencers even made a video out of it ⁠— just check out Alex Warren’s Instagram story with his DSLR.

The whole stunt signals exciting times for Dobrik fans. The YouTuber hasn’t uploaded to his primary channel in almost five months. Instead, he’s been working on other projects like the Dodgeball Thunderdome show on Discovery, and even streaming on Twitch.

New merch is just around the corner, so be sure to snap it up quick once it drops.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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