Dan Bull is an English rapper and songwriter known for his politically oriented lyrics and specific addressing of high profile figures in his music. His music has been featured in the British press as part of attempts to save BBC Radio 6, campaign against the Digital Economy Bill, and protest in favour of filesharing. He also has Asperger's syndrome and has discussed it in some of his raps, one of them being "A Portrait of The Autist".
Bull is also known for his video game-based raps, and he has recently started a YouTube channel purely for gaming videos.
2006 - Present: Other Work (YouTube):
Dan Bull has released songs on subjects such as digital rights, the music industry, and gaming. Bull's actions have gained attention, specifically from the TalkTalk Group who requested to team up with him against the Digital Economy Bill.
Dan has acquired many of his fans through the creation of gaming raps. He has created songs about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Dishonored, Assassin's Creed, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Modern Warfare, Mass Effect, League of Legends, Skyrim, Diablo, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Borderlands 2. The Epic Skyrim Rap is his most popular video, with almost 10 million views. He was briefly partnered with Machinima, however due to a dispute he now uploads videos independently. He also recorded the theme song for popular YouTuber Nerd³, as well as making a recent appearance with British gaming group, The Yogscast, with the song "Kicky Kicky Flow" (a rap about Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley).
Safe tells the story of a man, who undergoes problems in his life, such as love and loss, as demonstrated in the song "Cut" and changing of society in the song "Thistopia". The man then has more problems, and tries committing suicide. The album generally follows the path of the man's story, yet it contains some less related songs, such as "Afterlife", about Dan's lack of faith in God and just commenting on the physiological aspect of death.
Bull announced via his blog that the upcoming album would be available in early 2011. Stating that: "It's going to be a continuation of the narrative of my first album, but will have a very different feel and mood overall." The album focuses on topics such as medical recovery, war, love, Asperger's syndrome, alcoholism, and pride. Face was released in December 2011. The 12-track album includes ten brand new songs as well as the 2010 tracks America and John Lennon.
2012 - Present: Sharing is caring and "The Garden":
Dan Bull announced via his website that he was aiming to get into the UK and Global charts with his new track "Sharing is caring." He offered it on iTunes, Play.com, Amazon and on torrent via The Pirate Bay. To people who bought all 10 versions of his track, they would be thanked in a music video of his, given that they notify him with sufficient proof. The lyrical content in the different versions of his track were targeted at popular social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter. and Google+. He also offered the instrumental by itself, an A Capella, and remixes of each track. The Animal Circus remix reached the top of the Reggae charts on Amazon UK, and second place in the World category.
In January 2013, Dan announced that he was at work on his third studio album, and that it would be a slight departure from the sound and themes of his previous LPs. The title was announced to be "The Garden" and was released on 31st August 2014.