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Lil Durk makes classic rookie mistake after huge Ninja Twitch host

Published: 17/Sep/2020 16:47

by Jacob Hale

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Rapper Lil Durk is the latest name in a long line of celebrities looking to capitalize on the growing livestreaming market, and made an epic rookie mistake in his first ever stream.

Durk is a rapper on the up, and he most recently jumped on Drake’s track ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ as a feature artist, but doesn’t appear to be satisfied with just killing it in the music industry.

On September 16, Lil Durk — real name Durk Banks — went live on Twitch for the first time, following in similar steps to fellow rapper Logic, who recently left his music career behind him to go full-time on the streaming platform.

In his opening stream, he was blessed with a rare Ninja host, something many streamers could only dream of when just starting out, with the streamer sending his viewers over to Durk’s broadcast.

Drake and Lil Durk laugh now cry later video
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Lil Durk recently featured on a verse for Drake in Laugh Now Cry Later.

While for many this would be a huge opportunity to sell themselves as a streamer, Durk showed how green he was to streaming by making a classic rookie mistake.

After Ninja’s 30,000 viewers started slowly flooding into Durk’s chat, the rapper’s friend, who was on a call with him, told him to interact with the chat, something which he seemed happy to do.

The only issue was, his microphone was muted the entire time. While it looked like Lil Durk was showing gratitude for everybody filing into his stream, perhaps telling them what kind of content they’re in for, absolutely nothing could be heard.

When you’re given a new platform of 30,000 people to appeal to and try to win over, this might have been the last thing Durk would’ve wanted to do, but luckily his new viewers found it hilarious and the chat was spammed with people trying to help.

It goes without saying that Durk isn’t yet the accomplished streamer he might turn out to be — but at least nobody will forget the inspirational speech he made after he was lucky enough to get that Ninja host.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 2:43

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

JakeNBake is the latest Twitch streamer to be caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to clear his entire video back-catalog in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

He also plans to counter-claim, but admitted he was “scared.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve ever done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.