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An independent English musician famed on the Internet for his unusual stance on the DigitalPiracyIsEvil debate: he actually supports filesharing software, and writes musical open letters to various English politicians and musicians on the other side of the debate. His first such letter, to musician and anti-piracy crusader in the vein of [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]] Lily Allen, was linked on The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån, and various other major filesharing sites and his popularity skyrocketed in a very unusual (but large!) demographic.

The strange part is that after he released his first complete album, ''Safe'', on [=BitTorrent=]... the sales went up even further. That is correct: because he released the music for free download to anyone, ''more people bought it''.

After the legislative farce that resulted in the passing of the Digital Economy Act, he wrote another letter... to English First Secretary of State Peter Mandelson, having subsequently campaigned against efforts to censor the internet in the interests of tackling dodgy porn sites (on the grounds that the reforms would do nothing, since criminals already go elsewhere).

You might also know him for the ending theme of LetsPlay/NerdCubed, or for an appearance on ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' as UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper. Aside from this, he also has a lesser-known gaming channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/DanBullGames here]].
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! Provides Examples Of:
* BattleRapping: Has produced and took part in several BattleRapping videos, including ''EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
* {{Crossover}}:
** He produced a song with the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmXtvbmE5g "Kicky Kicky Flow"]]. The video itself prominently features LetsPlay/SimonLane, LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, LetsPlay/DuncanJones, LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} and [[Music/{{Area 11}} Sparkles*]], with references to their [[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries flagship content]].
** He produced a rap song for LetsPlay/InTheLittleWood.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4o6SffgE_M "The Crew]] features cameos from LetsPlay/DuncanJones, LetsPlay/HannahRutherford and Creator/{{Tobuscus}}, amongst others.
** He's played online games of ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'' with LetsPlay/{{Mangaminx}} and others.
* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: The whole filesharing community loves this guy.
* EvilIsHammy: When playing Jack the Ripper on ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''.
* MotorMouth: His raps frequently highlight this.
* {{Nerdcore}}: On the edge of it.
* TakeThat: Any of his open letters.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: This gets mocked in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTeENEQkBKE "The Porn Minister"]], with regards to proposed regulations to try and censor the web. "Think of the children, think of the children! [[SarcasmMode A free and open internet's]] [[SlipperySlopeFallacy probably gonna kill them!"]]
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