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Here's an idea: take a selfie with a random person and declare you've found the performer. Once the photo goes viral the actual performer might come forward out of spite.

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Lego probably kidnapped some music artists and forced them to make it against their will.

 

It wouldn't be the last time, either.

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The Piraka, obviously.
 

Here's an idea: take a selfie with a random person and declare you've found the performer. Once the photo goes viral the actual performer might come forward out of spite.

>implying anyone wants to be associated with the Piraka Rap

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Rule #2: If you break rule #1, kindly don't.

Rule #3: EVERYBODY TYPE IN THE CHAT "AVAK IS A STUPID TRIGGER"

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Here's an idea: take a selfie with a random person and declare you've found the performer. Once the photo goes viral the actual performer might come forward out of spite.

I want to make fun of this but, this might actually work.
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>implying anyone wants to be associated with the Piraka Rap

 

Yo yo, I want to.

 

Yo yo, you're a heretic.


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Was probably an enslaved Le-Matoran who was forced to do it

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I found this.

The earliest use of the song was a music video on YouTube uploaded by Vrahno on June 22, 2006.

Found in Know your memes

 

So we have a clue at least.

 

Looking at Vrahno's channel, there are several fan films/animations so I presume they are just a fan who uploaded. ;)

 

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I found this.

The earliest use of the song was a music video on YouTube uploaded by Vrahno on June 22, 2006.

Found in Know your memes

 

So we have a clue at least.

 

That I know of, Vrahno's just some fan. He's done some rather amusing artwork, but I'm fairly certain he just downloaded the video and uploaded to YouTube while it was still on Lego.com.


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I found this.

The earliest use of the song was a music video on YouTube uploaded by Vrahno on June 22, 2006.

Found in Know your memes

 

So we have a clue at least.

 

That I know of, Vrahno's just some fan. He's done some rather amusing artwork, but I'm fairly certain he just downloaded the video and uploaded to YouTube while it was still on Lego.com.

 

The full rap was actually discovered on a Toys "R" Us site from Hong Kong that had a bunch of Bionicle-related content on it, as reported in this BZP article from 2006: http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=2703. Though the article doesn't mention the Piraka Rap in specific, I'm fairly certain that's where people (including me) got it from, since Lego's own website didn't have it, and I remember the Hong Kong TRU site being brought up a couple times both here on BZP and on other forums.

 

That's the farthest I can trace the origins of the Piraka Rap's audio file. The video isn't official though, that was made by me crudely editing the Piraka animations together in plain old Windows Movie Maker.

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The full rap was actually discovered on a Toys "R" Us site from Hong Kong that had a bunch of Bionicle-related content on it, as reported in this BZP article from 2006: http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=2703. Though the article doesn't mention the Piraka Rap in specific, I'm fairly certain that's where people (including me) got it from, since Lego's own website didn't have it, and I remember the Hong Kong TRU site being brought up a couple times both here on BZP and on other forums.

 

 

 

 

That's the farthest I can trace the origins of the Piraka Rap's audio file. The video isn't official though, that was made by me crudely editing the Piraka animations together in plain old Windows Movie Maker.

  ;)

Very interesting indeed! the mystery continues...  :fear:

 

We must find the Author of the journ...I mean the performer of the Piraka Rap!

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The full rap was actually discovered on a Toys "R" Us site from Hong Kong that had a bunch of Bionicle-related content on it, as reported in this BZP article from 2006: http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=2703. Though the article doesn't mention the Piraka Rap in specific, I'm fairly certain that's where people (including me) got it from, since Lego's own website didn't have it, and I remember the Hong Kong TRU site being brought up a couple times both here on BZP and on other forums.

 

 

 

 

That's the farthest I can trace the origins of the Piraka Rap's audio file. The video isn't official though, that was made by me crudely editing the Piraka animations together in plain old Windows Movie Maker.

;)

Very interesting indeed! the mystery continues... :fear:

 

We must find the Author of the journ...I mean the performer of the Piraka Rap!

Plot twist there the same person!

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The full rap was actually discovered on a Toys "R" Us site from Hong Kong that had a bunch of Bionicle-related content on it, as reported in this BZP article from 2006: http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=2703. Though the article doesn't mention the Piraka Rap in specific, I'm fairly certain that's where people (including me) got it from, since Lego's own website didn't have it, and I remember the Hong Kong TRU site being brought up a couple times both here on BZP and on other forums.

 

 

 

 

That's the farthest I can trace the origins of the Piraka Rap's audio file. The video isn't official though, that was made by me crudely editing the Piraka animations together in plain old Windows Movie Maker.

;)

Very interesting indeed! the mystery continues... :fear:

 

We must find the Author of the journ...I mean the performer of the Piraka Rap!

Plot twist there the same person!

 

:o What a shocking twist!

 

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Ya'll's dedication to uncovering as much information about the cringiest corner of BIONICLE is what makes me love this website.

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Okay I just asked this question on the musicians forum I vist from time to time.

Between the comments laughing at the song. They don't know who sung it but they guessed from the writing style it may have been written by Lego directly and performed by someone else.

 

Since the rap is so cringy clean but keeping a smooth flow. Tells it was originally written that way.

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They don't know who sung it but they guessed from the writing style it may have been written by Lego directly and performed by someone else.

 

Since the rap is so cringy clean but keeping a smooth flow. Tells it was originally written that way.

Yeah, I'd say this is the most likely possibility. Especially since we know Creeping in My Soul from a year later was written and performed by an in-house team at Advance/Lego (who would then later go on to form Cryoshell). The guy that sings Piraka Rap is also the voice for the commercial, so they're probably hired talent to try and make everything sound extra 'hip'.

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They don't know who sung it but they guessed from the writing style it may have been written by Lego directly and performed by someone else.

 

Since the rap is so cringy clean but keeping a smooth flow. Tells it was originally written that way.

Yeah, I'd say this is the most likely possibility. Especially since we know Creeping in My Soul from a year later was written and performed by an in-house team at Advance/Lego (who would then later go on to form Cryoshell). The guy that sings Piraka Rap is also the voice for the commercial, so they're probably hired talent to try and make everything sound extra 'hip'.

 

The performer also voiced the commercial, this should make him easier to track down I hope; thanks for sharing this information! :)


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Advance ought to keep records of all the voice actors they've hired so it's entirely possible that they might provide the information unless the actor's specifically asked to be kept anonymous or the agency itself has a policy against such disclosure.

 

If anyone feels brave enough to approach Advance with a question as dumb as this, I say GO FOR IT.

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Advance ought to keep records of all the voice actors they've hired so it's entirely possible that they might provide the information unless the actor's specifically asked to be kept anonymous or the agency itself has a policy against such disclosure.

 

If anyone feels brave enough to approach Advance with a question as dumb as this, I say GO FOR IT.

I shall be the one to ask them, wish me luck.

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Advance ought to keep records of all the voice actors they've hired so it's entirely possible that they might provide the information unless the actor's specifically asked to be kept anonymous or the agency itself has a policy against such disclosure.

 

If anyone feels brave enough to approach Advance with a question as dumb as this, I say GO FOR IT.

Anybody got the company's phone number? Edited by Rassilon (TTL)

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Advance ought to keep records of all the voice actors they've hired so it's entirely possible that they might provide the information unless the actor's specifically asked to be kept anonymous or the agency itself has a policy against such disclosure.

 

If anyone feels brave enough to approach Advance with a question as dumb as this, I say GO FOR IT.

Anybody got the company's phone number?

 

I found an email on their website.


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Advance ought to keep records of all the voice actors they've hired so it's entirely possible that they might provide the information unless the actor's specifically asked to be kept anonymous or the agency itself has a policy against such disclosure.

 

If anyone feels brave enough to approach Advance with a question as dumb as this, I say GO FOR IT.

 

I shall be the one to ask them, wish me luck.
Good luck, google has no useful info available. Our only other source might be the Artist Christian Faber who published the bionicle artworks he worked on. he just might know something about this. but its big stretch. Edited by necross hordika

 

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Back before the forum archive was lost (in fact, I think even while G1 was still running) someone claimed it was the same guy that narrated the pre-2006 commercials, using a different accent.

 

Sure...

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Back before the forum archive was lost (in fact, I think even while G1 was still running) someone claimed it was the same guy that narrated the pre-2006 commercials, using a different accent.

 

Sure...

 

Any idea what this gentleman's name was?


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