Logic Signs A Seven-Figure Deal With Twitch To Move Into Video Game Streaming

Despite recently announcing that his next album, No Pressure, would be his last, it doesn’t appear Logic will be hurting for cash as he retires from the rap game to focus on his family. Today, the rapper announced via a profile on The Verge that he’s signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch. Twitch has, of course, been lucrative for professional gamers and experienced some crossover with hip-hop as more and more rappers embrace streaming as an alternative revenue stream (especially with touring out of the question for the foreseeable future).

But Logic might just be the first to turn the video game streaming platform into his primary source of income once his Def Jam deal is completed with No Pressure. Logic credits the move with feeling uninspired by rap, insisting, “I’m not this rapper guy, man. I’m just a nerd. I love video games. I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers. So it is a great partnership. I’m going to bring new eyes to their service, they’re going to bring new money to my bank account.”

Logic has been an active Twitch user since since 2015 or 2016 (his debut studio album under Def Jam, Under Pressure, released in 2014) and his fanbases from each have carried over, allowing him to also become a successful author and actor, with an appearance in animated form on Rick and Morty. He says, “I announced my retirement from music because it came to a point where I felt forced, like I had to do certain things. And it’s not that the label made me feel that way. I was doing it to myself, because I’m such a businessman, and I was pushing myself to the brink of insanity.” There’s at least one person sure to be excited by the move: Joe Budden, who recently called Logic “the worst rapper to ever grace a mic.”

He’s scheduled to livestream a certain number of hours a day on specific days, beginning Tuesday, July 21, where he’ll premiere No Pressure ahead of its release on Friday. He goes live at 5pm PST/8pm EST. For more info, visit his Twitch profile page.

Source: https://uproxx.com/music/logic-twitch-deal-video-game-streaming/

Are These Donations For Hong Kong Going To A Scammer?

A potential scammer appears to be using Hong Kong’s protest movement to solicit donations from users on Twitter.

A Twitter account impersonating Carrie Lam Cheng, Hong Kong’s chief executive, has been seeking funds for an organization known as “Free Hong Kong.”


Lam, who has served as Hong Kong’s leader since 2017, is a controversial figure given her opposition to pro-democracy candidates and imprisonment of political activists. 

The account has sent out numerous links to a PayPal profile while simultaneously sending users DMs looking for financial support.

Given that Lam is pro-China, it seems paradoxical a Twitter account in her name would be raising funds for Hong Kong’s freedom, especially by DMing random people.

“Even your small contribution of $5 as a donation can make huge difference to our freedom Campaign of ‘Free Hong Kong,’” one DM in broken English states. “Note: please make the donation in your domestic currency.”

Although the Twitter account was created in 2011, no tweets are visible prior to June of this year. It remains unclear if the account purported to be someone else at an earlier time.

A website linked in the user’s bio goes to freehongkong.org, which calls on Americans to lobby for legislation that defends Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Analysis of the website on the Internet Archive shows that the domain has been active since 2011. But as far back as 2013, long before the current Hong Kong protests, the site portrayed itself as a pro-recycling forum for users to offer up free items.

“You can pass on an item that you no longer need to someone who may need it,” the website said. “Instead of discarding those items to become landfill you can see if somebody else can use it.”

At some point in 2016, the domain expired. The site laid dormant for nearly three years before the domain was re-registered in June of 2019. It wasn’t until November of 2019, around eight months after the protests began, that the site appeared as it is today.

The site advertises several social media pages including a Twitter profile with 106 followers that sent a single tweet in June of 2019. A Facebook page with around 3,000 likes last made a post earlier this month. A YouTube account for Free Hong Kong also created in June of last year has uploaded zero videos. An Instagram page with 10 followers has similarly produced zero content.

Speaking with the Daily Dot, Jeffrey Ngo, an advisor board member with the Washington, D.C.-based Hong Kong Democracy Council, stated that he was unfamiliar with the organization in question.

It remains unclear what Free Hong Kong is doing with the donations it receives. Numerous Twitter users have attempted to flag the Lam impersonator but thus far the platform has not taken action.

The Daily Dot reached out to Twitter to ask whether the account was in violation of the site’s rules against impersonation but did not receive a reply by press time.

The Daily Dot also reached out to the fake account but did not receive a response.

PayPal also failed to provide an answer over whether the account had violated any of its guidelines. Not long after the account was flagged, however, the Free Hong Kong PayPal account was removed.

“We can’t find that PayPal.Me profile,” a notice now says. “Either it doesn’t exist or it was disabled by its creator. Try checking the link’s right.”

Tweets sent out by the Twitter account advertising the PayPal link have also been deleted. The account has since begun using a service known as Razorpay to solicit funds.

A profile for the Free Hong Kong group on Razorpay alleges that the organization has been running for two years, despite their presence on the web being significantly shorter.


*First Published: Jul 20, 2020, 12:34 pm

Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.

Source : https://www.dailydot.com/debug/scam-hong-kong-paypal/

7 Subtle Signs You Shouldn’t Get Involved With Him

1. He refuses to tell you his relationship status. If he dances around the question, if he changes the subject, or if he says his relationship status is complicated, then you should be cautious. He might already be in a relationship. He might be screwing over you and another girl at the exact same time. You don’t want to get involved with someone in a relationship on accident. It shouldn’t be that hard for him to say whether or not he’s single. The question isn’t that difficult. It’s either a yes or a no.

2. He makes and breaks plans with you on a consistent basis. It’s never fun to shave from head to toe, and apply pounds of makeup, and style your hair, only to find out that the other person is canceling on you at the last second. Doing this once is rude. Making it a habit is a red flag. You shouldn’t waste your energy on someone who doesn’t respect your time.

3. He won’t add you on social media. If he refuses to add you as a friend, you have to wonder what he’s hiding. What doesn’t he want you to see? His photos? His exes? His other options? If you’re going to enter a relationship, there shouldn’t be any secrets between you. The least he can do is add you on social media.

4. He only texts you after midnight — or when he’s drunk. You should be on his mind, even when he’s sober. If he’s waiting until he’s lonely or horny or bored to pay attention to you, then you’re only a time filler. You’re the person he wants to see at night when no one else is around, not actually the one he wants to see in the morning.

5. He is secretive about his relationship with you. He shouldn’t hide you from his friends. He shouldn’t procrastinate when it comes to introducing you to his parents. He shouldn’t insist on seeing you at his apartment instead of taking you out to restaurants and walking around with you in public. He should be proud to be seen with you. He shouldn’t be hiding you away if he cares about you.

6. He tells you he isn’t ready for a relationship right now. If he doesn’t want to date you, then why is he flirting with you? Why is he trying to get you alone? Does he want to sleep with you without any strings attached? Or does he simply want the ego boost of knowing you care? Maybe you don’t care about his intentions. But if you only want a relationship from him, this is a sign you should leave ASAP.

7. He treats you like a queen one day — and acts like you don’t exist the next day. You want consistency. You want reliability. You want respect. You want someone who is going to be there for you, even when it’s inconvenient. If he treats you wildly different from one day to the next, then you probably can’t count on him. TC mark

Source: https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2020/07/7-subtle-signs-you-shouldnt-get-involved-with-him/

$1600 Body Kit vs. $5500 Body Kit

$1600 Body Kit vs. $5500 Body Kit
Team Hi and Team Low are installing BODY KITS!

James and Zach are getting a $5,500 C-West body kit built by the JDM Gods themselves! It comes with front and rear bumpers, side skirts, canards, a cf hood, and a rear wing. They also bought a set of $600 carbon fiber mirrors from Chargespeed. Shout out to our boy Tony at SocalZ who managed to track one down a wing for us that was hiding in a back room and sold it to us just in time to make this episode.

Nolan and Aaron are getting a $300 Duraflex N1 Body Kit. Dude, $300!! But it didn’t come with a sweet hood or wing like Hi-car’s kit did. SO, they got a gigantic Street Faction wing and a JGTC inspired carbon fiber hood. The wing itself was $800, which makes the wing officially the most expensive thing on Low Car. The CF hood was $540 — It was the cheapest one we could find. Oh, and they also got some eBay KNOCKOFF ganador mirrors for $40.

Body Kits are one of the coolest mods you can do to your car because it really changes the way the car looks, it almost feels like you own a new car!

Is all the extra money Team Hi is throwing at their body kit actually gonna make it look THAT much better than Low Car?

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