Behind The YouTuber|Dan Bull

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Daniel G. L. Bull (born 27 March 1986) is an English rapper and songwriter known best for his songs about video games, which he publishes on his YouTube channel. His videos feature him playing various games with fellow artist Dave Brown (“Boyinaband”) and fellow YouTube personalities such as Michelle ‘The RPG Minx’, Markiplier, and Adam Montoya. Bull’s music was featured in the British press as part of attempts to save BBC Radio 6, a campaign against the Digital Economy Bill, and protest in favor of filesharing. He has Asperger’s syndrome, which is referenced in some of his songs, such as “A Portrait of the Autist”.

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Bull has released songs on subjects such as digital rights, the music industry, and gaming. Bull’s actions have gained attention, specifically from the TalkTalk Group, who requested to team up with him against the Digital Economy Bill. Bull creates gaming raps, ranging with the subgenres nerdcore, political and comedy hip hop. He was briefly partnered with Machinima; however, due to a dispute he now uploads videos independently. He also recorded the theme song for popular YouTuber Nerd 3, as well as making an appearance with the British gaming group, The Yogscast, with the song “Kicky Kicky Flow” (a rap about Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley), and InTheLittleWood rap (a rap about Martyn Littlewood, another Yogscast member). Bull’s album Face was released in December 2011. The 12-track album includes ten brand new songs as well as the 2010 tracks “America” and “John Lennon”. The album focuses on topics such as medical recovery, war, love, Asperger’s syndrome, alcoholism, and pride.

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