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The Piraka Rap

JMSOG

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I can't believe I haven't seen anyone else think about this.

 

Listen to it. It's cheesy as heck, but from a technical standpoint, it's decent. The people who made it clearly had made something like it before.

 

Which means that it was recorded, somewhere, by an actual rapper, or rap group. Which means that, somewhere, the artists that made it have an actual discography.

 

Somewhere, there is an artist recording music in the style of the Piraka rap as a career.

 

It's been 10 years, why has no one tried to figure out who this was?

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Okay, guys.  I think it's time to make a confession...

 

I'm the Piraka Rap guy.

 

This was all back in late 2005 as part of an elaborate Hail Mary marketing ploy from the year that also brought us Free The Band with the All American Rejects, Toa with laser swords, Stuart Sayger, and that one set where they have those weird lava boats with random weapons sticking out all over the place.  The idea was to get a fan to write and produce an over the top musical commercial.  As some of you might recall, I started to release my Flash PSA series in 2006 as well.  These were also a part of the marketing campaign, and were produced by the same studio.  Unlike the Piraka Rap commercial, their goal was more to bolster Bionicle's cult following and to provide fansites with more creative content.  My uncle was friends with a Lego marketing executive, and he told him all about my musical talent and sense of humour.  So I pitched them my idea for making the Piraka have a rap song to both broaden Bionicle's appeal and also to make an ironic statement about the comical effects of poorly adapted cultural appropriation in corporate marketing.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm also Spartacus, Iron Man, and the real Slim Shady.  Fake stories for those secret identities to follow as well.

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I'm sorry, it's unfortunate, but... the group that made it, they're out there, and they can't be found.

 

The gang's on the loose, nothing you can do.

 

OKAY UPDATE: Someone I'm with is playing music and this song "Jump Around" just came on and it sounds just like the Piraka Rap

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