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Right-wing dipshits Notch and William Shatner bond over shared love of Death Grips

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Last night the world got a delightful look at the possible future of the intersection of music, video games, and celebrity, when Drake, Travis Scott, and Steelers wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined professional streamer Ninja on Twitch to pal around with a few hours of Fortnite. 

Today, we got a glimpse at the future of that same intersection this hell-world actually deserves, as Markus “Notch” Persson and William Shatner—two once-beloved figures who seem to have been infected by the “alt-right” internet—took to Twitter to bond over their shared love of Death Grips.


While perhaps an odd pairing at first blush, these two have more in common than one might think. Notch, the absurdly wealthy creator of Minecraft, is a vocal Pizzagate truther, and once publicly called Gamergate victim Zoe Quinn a “cunt.” Apparently he had been too busy discovering non-existent pedophilia rings in the basement of D.C.-area pizza restaurants to discover any experimental hip-hop bands.

Shatner, the former “Priceline Negotiator,” has been spending his old-age learning absolutely none of the lessons of Star Trek, getting red-pilled, and bitching endlessly about “SJWs” on Twitter—all hobbies that seem to have left adequate time for listening to Death Grips’ breakout album No Love Deep Web.


Death Grips, mostly innocent in this mess, are busy producing an album with the director of Shrek, which makes sense, because as it turns out this world is indeed gonna roll you.

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Gabe Worgaftik

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