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Lil Durk makes classic rookie mistake after huge Ninja Twitch host

Published: 17/Sep/2020 16:47

by Jacob Hale


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
YouTube: Drake
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.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”