KSI lays into Jake Paul over his rapping - Dexerto
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KSI lays into Jake Paul over his rapping

Published: 19/Nov/2018 21:00 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 22:03

by Wyatt Donigan

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YouTube star Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji held nothing back when asked who the worst YouTube rapper is.

The Paul brothers might have put out very successful rap tracks during the height of their feud with KSI and his brother Deji Olatjuni, but KSI wasn’t at all impressed with their skills.

He was discussing the state of YouTube rappers on the “What’s Good?” podcast with Miniminter and Randolph when he had more than a few things to say about their skills.

“Oh my god, bro. He is trash!” KSI said of the controversial YouTuber. “He’s one of the worst rappers I’ve ever seen in my life.”

The hosts then tried to come to Jake’s defense saying that even though he’s “not good,” he at least knows how to pick good beats. KSI, however, just wasn’t buying it.

“You’re telling me ‘Champion’ was a good song?!” yelled KSI before starting to mumble lyrics to the song in an attempt to imitate Jake’s style of rapping.

KSI didn’t stop there, however, choosing to also call out his rival, Jake’s older brother, Logan Paul while he was at it.

“And don’t you dare talk to me about Logan Paul. He doesn’t even write his own shit,” KSI offered on Logan. “He’s better than Jake, but Logan doesn’t write his shit so it doesn’t even matter.”

KSI and Deji have been locked in a very publicized feud with Jake and Logan Paul for most of 2018.

KSI then pleads with Jake to stop rapping since he gives YouTuber rappers like KSI a bad name.

“When people think of YouTubers that rap, they think of Jake Paul because of his fucking ‘Everyday Bro,’ which is trash! Everyone on[the song] is trash!” KSI said of the massively popular song by Jake Paul.

Given that there are plans for another fight between the pair of brothers in 2019, this likely won’t be the last time we hear them hit out at each other. 

There’s no word, however, on whether Jake or Logan will actually listen to KSI and stop making rap songs. 

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Shroud claims Twitch streamers should “unite” to overturn DMCA rules

Published: 25/Oct/2020 3:59 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 4:44

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has claimed streamers should have taken a “united front” on the new DMCA rules to try and force Twitch to overturn them, and “could have won” if they did, after thousands of streamers deleted their old VODs to avoid being taken down, some dating back nearly a decade.

Twitch has ramped up its efforts in cracking down on streamers using licensed music. Streamers around the world have been rattled and rocked after receiving DMCA takedown notifications, with a massive wave sweeping across the platform on October 20.

It happened because most streamers play music in their streams, which means it’s also included in their library of video clips and VODs.

It’s a controversial issue that has happened in the past, but the latest ‘DMCA Bloodbath’ has been the biggest one yet. Hundreds of partnered streamers have been forced to take down and delete years worth of content, and it’s sparked a lot of outrage from streamers and viewers alike.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek mulled over the issue in his latest stream, and he came to the conclusion that streamers didn’t play their cards right. He believes they should have taken a “united front” on the issue and “hurt themselves” by not doing it sooner.

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Shroud believes Twitch streamers needed to be on a “united front” to tackle the DMCA crackdown.

The first point shroud made was that, even if streamers obtained a license to skirt around the DMCA issues and play music on their stream, it wouldn’t solve the issue. 

“If I was to get a license to play music on my stream, Twitch would not know,” he said. “Therefore, their Twitch music… algorithm that mutes VODs would still mute my VOD even though… I legally can do it.”

“So even getting a license right now doesn’t matter,” he added. “Because… you’re still going to get cucked.”

Shroud went on to describe the whole situation as “strange” because playing in silence for a moment.  Then, he had another flurry of thoughts, which brought him to his final point that streamers should have been more united.

“If we as streamers took a united front and we didn’t just make rational f**king decisions and just start deleting sh*t, we actually could have won,” he said. “But now we hurt ourselves, so that sucks, but it is what it is. We folded. We’re a bunch of bi*ches.”

Shroud is referring to the fact that practically every streamer has been outraged by the decision. However, they ultimately succumbed to Twitch’s demands and deleted their VODS to avoid potential issues.

Many people will believe his frustration is warranted. However, at the same time, nobody can really blame other streamers for adhering to Twitch’s demands. After all, their livelihood depends on it.

The key takeaway, however, is that streamers could take shroud’s opinion on board in the future. If anything, partnered streamers are all pillars in the community. It couldn’t hurt for them to unite on matters when they really have to.

At the end of the day, workers in the ‘real world’ have associations, bodies, and unions to support them. So why should it be any different for streamers?