DEFENDING DAN BULL AND MAC MILLER| Dan Bull and the people vs Lord Finesse and censorship (by Sortech)
I love Dan Bull. I think that if San Japan managed to bring in Dan Bull as a guest musician next year (which would be relevant because he makes raps about video games), I would probably, FIGURATIVELY, shit my pants because holy shit he’s so awesome. As is this song.
Except that it had some not-so-awesome stuff happen to it:
When Hip Hop veteran Lord Finesse decided to sue fellow rapper Mac Miller because Miller released a free song that used the same beat that Finesse used (which was itself based on a sample from jazz musician Oscar Peterson), rapper Dan Bull put together a song, using the same beat, but as commentary/parody of this legal fight. The song highlights how hip-hop has a long history of building on the works of others, and does a nice job laying out the history with Oscar Peterson’s sample being used first. And… this morning Dan Bull logged into his YouTube account to discover that Finesse’s lawyers had issued a takedown on his song.
This is that video. This is our way to show that we support Mac Miller and Dan Bull, and that we do not agree with Lord Finesse’s missuse of copyright law and censorship.
[Read more at Techdirt’s article: techdirt.com/articles/20120713/14013119695/lord-finesses-lawyers-now-using-copyright-to-stifle-dan-bulls-criticism-his-lawsuit-against-mac-miller.shtml]
Like…the fuck? Anyway. I recommend checking out the article and the video and judging for yourself. And then go watch Dan Bull’s rap about Arkham Asylum.