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Daniel G. L. Bull (born 27 March 1986), also known as Dan Bull or "Douglby"note , is an independent English musician and YouTuber most well-known for his video game-themed hip-hop music. You can find his channel, where all of his songs are available, here.

He first attained notoriety on the Internet for his unusual stance on the Digital Piracy Is Evil 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 (in the vein of Metallica's Lars Ulrich) anti-piracy crusader 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 both the pre- and post-reboot ending themes of Nerd³, or for his appearances on Epic Rap Battles of History as Jack the Ripper and Winston Churchill. Aside from this, he has a lesser-known gaming channel here.


His discography list is as follows:

    Studio albums 
  • Safe (2009)
  • Face (2011)
  • Generation Gaming (2013)
  • Generation Gaming II (2014)
  • The Garden (2014)
  • Generation Gaming III (2014)
  • Generation Gaming IV (2015)
  • Generation Gaming V (2015)
  • Generation Gaming VI (1493)
  • Generation Gaming VII (2015)
  • Bullmatic (2015)
  • Generation Gaming VIII (2015)
  • Brandy Night [alongside Beit Nun] (2015)
  • Generation Gaming IX (2015)
  • The Life of Pablo (2016) note 
  • Generation Gaming X (2016)
  • Generation Gaming XI (2016)
  • Hip Hop Hooray (2017)
  • Generation Gaming XII (2017)
  • Generation Gaming XIII (2017)
  • Generation Gaming XIV (2018)
  • Generation Gaming XV (2018)
  • Generation Gaming XVI (2018)
  • Generation Gaming XVII (2019)
  • Generation Gaming XVIII (2019)
  • Generation Gaming XIX (2019)
  • Generation Gaming XX: The Next Generation (2020)
  • Generation Gaming XXI: Rage Quit the Machine (2020)
  • Generation Gaming XXIII: Breakfast at Limmy's (2021)

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