HACKED, Again!

HACKED, Again!

By KiddoWednesday - February 1st, 2012Categories: Uncategorized


A consequence of being one of the most heavily trafficked websites the web has to offer, is of course, the ongoing threat of some elite group of cyber-thug-hackers / romanian DJ’s looking for a place to drop their hot new mash-up. Despite round the clock security monitoring, one of these masterminds is bound to compromise our otherwise impenetrable domain – or rather, “hack it” – and lay claim to the territory as their own. Gone is the site you’ve come to know, love, check fourteen times a day. What once was a bounty of non-threatening comedic articles and videos is now a tidal wave of in-your-face bass-driven beats and an untranslatable middle-eastern flow so heavy it makes Drake look like ‘Romper Room’. A “calling card” image is displayed on the screen, taunting, boastful. We, the site administrators, should be furious. And yet, somehow… we are not. Instead, we are soothed, satiated, inspired by the rhymes, the tempo. I select the image, the only photo I have of them and as if compelled by some supernatural force, click and save a copy to my desktop. Like I’m preparing it for some iTunes album artwork. Their half-masked faces – only their eyes revealed to the world – pierce through my soul. But alas, it will never make it into my iTunes… I don’t even know where to download their music. The track ends. A tear comes to my eye. I brush it away, hitting play once more.

Web space doesn’t come cheap, nor does publicity. It is easy to blame the internet hacker, and everyone always does. I blame society. I blame the government. A solution to small-scale hacking? GIVE THE HACKERS RECORDING DEALS. GIVE THEM LABEL CONTRACTS. Give them outlets within which they may express themselves. Their music needs international distribution, beyond the concrete nightclubs of eastern europe.

(Dedicated to Par4noid)