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KSI responds to “insane” fan feedback towards new song with Trippie Redd

Published: 2/Feb/2020 19:35

by Eli Becht

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YouTuber JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji has been branching out from traditional content, and now he’s eyeing the top of the iTunes charts with the release of his song with Trippie Redd.

While the British star is best known for his videos on YouTube, he’s beginning to make a name for himself both as a boxer and a music maker.

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The 26-year-old sold-out Staples Center with his fight against fellow YouTuber Logan Paul, and he’ll be part of a music festival later in the year.

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KSI went toe-to-toe with Logan Paul back in November 2019.

If you’re performing at a festival, it’s important to have something fans will enjoy, and it looks like KSI is solving that problem right now.

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His song “Wake Up Call” featuring American rapper Trippie Redd has already climbed to number two on iTunes in the UK, slotting itself just below “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd and ahead of artists like the Jonas Brothers, Harry Styles, and Taylor Swift. it has since fallen to number nine in the USA but is still holding onto a top 10 spot for now.

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KSI has started to make a name for himself with his music.

It’s an incredible feat for somebody who is just dipping their toes into the scene and it proves he has a reach beyond just YouTube.

“We are currently number 2 on iTunes,” he tweeted. “This is actually insane. The support has been amazing. If we actually mage to get a number 1…As a YouTuber…Would be absolutely mad.”

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KSI will be part of the Parklife Festival in Manchester taking place June 13 through 14. He will be featured among several heavyweights in the music world such as Tyler, The Creator, Khaled, and several more.

He could use this as a measuring stick to see how big his music career can become depending on how big the turnout is.

While he’s not too well known for his music, he actually has released four albums since 2016, so he’ll have plenty of choices when he decides what will best for playing to the crowd.

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He has plans for a fifth album this year and it’s possible he’ll have it out in time for the festival, so he can debut some new material for his fans there.

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YouTuber Shiey hits out after strike against illegal train surfing video

Published: 20/Oct/2020 16:11 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 16:21

by Alice Hearing

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YouTuber Shiey has hit out at YouTube after the platform decided to shut down his channel, for seemingly no obvious reason.

Shiey is a popular YouTuber with more than 1.3 million subscribers and has built up his following from posting hairraising videos of train surfing and dangerous physical feats. Lately, he has been uploading videos for his series in which he train surfs across Europe.

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Part 1 and Part 2 of his Europe journey are still live on his YouTube channel, but Shiey recently tweeted that part 3 of the series had been taken down by YouTube because it violates the “harmful and dangerous” policy.

The removal of the video is part of YouTube’s strike system where a user is banned from uploading videos for two weeks if they violate the platform’s policy twice, and the channel is permanently removed after three strikes. Shiey says YouTube is currently preventing him from using his main channel.

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Shiey is in the process of appealing the strike on his channel

Shiey tweeted a screenshot of the warning sent to him by YouTube and posted: “Interesting how they let other channels do the same thing, but not me,” and refuted the decision.

They added: “Btw part 3 was a 30 min video with 5 min of train stuff and 25 min of me walking ’round town with ice cream, camping, and swimming. Sick choice for takedown…”

YouTube does give creators the choice to appeal, which Shiey has done, but he claims that he hasn’t heard anything so far. He said that if he continued to be ignored, he would upload the entire journey as one video.

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Shiey has created a back-up channel so viewers can still stay up to date with his content, to get around the strikes, and he is spreading the word in the comments on his main channel. He says he will be uploading every video that gets taken down by YouTube on the back-up.

Train surfing is illegal on most railways globally, not just because it involves skipping the fare, but because it is seriously life-threatening, whether that be from colliding with infrastructure, falling from a height, or getting electrocuted by a power supply.