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Logic joins Twitch after striking seven-figure streaming deal

Published: 20/Jul/2020 16:46

by Jacob Hale

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Popular rapper ‘Logic’ has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch, just days after announcing his impending retirement from music.

Logic, real name Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, has released five studio albums to-date, but announced on July 16 that he would be retiring from music after the release of forthcoming project ‘No Pressure,’ which is slated for release on July 24.

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While fans were shocked by the announcement, including many top content creators, it doesn’t seem as though Logic will be disappearing entirely, as he takes on the world of livestreaming as opposed to studio and festivals.

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Logic has been gearing up for the release of album No Pressure, as well as earning himself some money by signing a streaming deal with Twitch.

Although in his initial announcement Tweet, Logic suggested that now it is “time to be a great father,” it’s become clear that this isn’t him leaving the spotlight for good, but instead taking his talents to Twitch, where he has allegedly penned a seven-figure deal.

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While many celebrities have taken to livestreaming, not many have signed exclusive deals that compare to — and even outweigh — some of the deals being signed by top streamers, but Logic is looking to bridge that gap.

In an exclusive interview with The Verge, Logic explained how and why he came to make the decision.

“I’m not this rapper guy, man,” he said. “I’m just a nerd. I love video games. I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers. So it is a great partnership.”

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He then revealed that the deal itself is worth seven figures — though no exact number is specified, a minimum of $1 million isn’t too shabby for someone that hasn’t made their name as a streamer.

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Logic is leaving the live stage to take on the world of livestreaming on Twitch.

The rapper is no stranger to the streaming world, having been an active user on Twitch “since 2015 or 2016,” as well as having affiliations with the likes of FaZe Clan in the past.

In Logic’s first official Twitch livestream as an exclusive partner, he will be premiering No Pressure ahead of its July 24 release.

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Logic is scheduled to go live for the first time at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST / 1 AM BST) on Tuesday, July 21, giving his most devoted fans on Twitch an exclusive early look at what’s to come.

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.