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Among the assets returned to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were pieces of equipment that he has cleverly used to record a rap song and music video.
The video, titled “Amnesia,” features lyrics from Black Eyed Peas’ producer Printz Board, according to the NZHerald. The chorus is dedicated to a scandal involving New Zealand politician John Banks, head of the country’s ACT political party and current minister for the country’s Small Business and Regulatory Reform. Apparently Dotcom made an anonymous donation of $38,000 to Banks’ campaign, and Banks denied he knew where the money came from. New Zealand authorities are looking into Banks’ involvement, but the outlook doesn’t look good for him.
You’d think someone who was out on bail for massive copyright violation charges (as well as awaiting extradition to U.S. for a trial) would want to keep a low profile. That isn’t the case for Dotcom. In fact, it would be quite out of character for the man. Despite his company’s questionable dealings with copyrighted artists, Dotcom also previously produced the “Megaupload song,” which featured several popular hip-hop and pop stars performing a song that promoted the company’s file hosting service. The music video included Kanye West, Will.i.am, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, and others.
While Mr. Dotcom’s new rap isn’t quite at the caliber of the Megaupload song, it’s still plenty ridiculous. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.