I am ytcracker, hacktivist and de facto bard of the internet underworld, shamelessly slanging my new project, AMA.
Once upon a time, I defaced a bunch of websites owned by the government and big corporations, warning them against cyberattacks and all of the wonderful things we hear about in the news today.
I have made a moderate name for myself as a "nerdcore" hip-hop artist with a focus in rhyming about the seedier side of internet - I like to provide a soundtrack for my fellow computer nerds to jam out to while they are knee-deep in an IDE, the same way all of the rappers I look up to taught me about the reality of the streets.
For the last nine months, I have been working on "Introducing Neals" - a retrofuture, cyberpunk "hiphopera" on the road to becoming an hour-long, musical anime. Its purpose is to serve as a multimedia, multi-medium commentary on the open source movement, hacktivism, government surveillance, and net neutrality with familiar 1980s tropes and familiar 1980s corniness.
It started out as a mostly fictional account of possible events, but as time has progressed, key plot points of the album have reared their ugly head in real life. You can stream it here:
Buy it, torrent it, whatever - just listen to it because it is probably the best thing I have ever done.
I am working on a crowdfunding project to animate the album a la Pink Floyd's "The Wall", which I have started up on Indiegogo:
The initial animation of the first couple tracks can be found here:
Remember, remember, the 5th of November. AMA!