GeoHot raps about Sony PS3 hacking lawsuit, video inside

By on February 13, 2011, 11:18 AM
It seems that PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, isn't too pleased that Sony took away his hardware. Apparently he has decided to vent his anger in a rap song (video embedded below, MP3 available at MultiUpload) as part of The Light It Up Contest.

Sony's legal attacks against the hackers that released the PS3 root key and custom firmware began last month. The group known as fail0verflow is accused of posting a rudimentary hack in December 2010 after finding security codes for the PS3. It was refined by GeoHot weeks later when he independently found and published the PS3 root key. The resulting hacks allow homebrew apps and pirated software to run on unmodified consoles. Sony is still threatening to sue anybodyposting or distributing PS3 jailbreak code, and that a federal judge order Google and Twitter to surrender details of anyone who looks at the illegal content. This is despite the fact that Sony accidentally tweeted the PlayStation 3 security key earlier this week.

We're wondering if it might make more sense for Sony Computer Entertainment to withdraw the lawsuit and have Sony BMG Music Entertainment sign the guy instead. What do you think? If you didn't catch everything he said, check out the lyrics below, taken from the video's description, in which GeoHot also says "Sony you got some rappers signed, right? Come at me bro" and "Shouts to Heretic East for the beat, Street Light for the contest, Karmaloop Codes for sponsoring the contest, and SCEA for suing me":

Yo it's geohot
And for those that don't know
I'm getting sued by Sony

Let's take this out of the courtroom and into the streets
I'm a beast, at the least, you'll face me in the northeast
Get my ire up, light my fire
I'll go harder than Eminem went at Mariah
Call me a liar
Pound me in the ass with no lube, chafing
You're fucking with the dude who got the keys to your safe and
Those that can't do bring suits
Cry to your Uncle Sam to settle disputes
Thought you'd tackle this with a little more tact
But then again fudgepackers, I don't know Jack

I shed a tear everytime I think of Lik Sang
But shit man, they're a corporation
And I'm a personification of freedom for all
You fill dockets, like thats a concept foreign to y'all
While lawyers muddy water and TROs stall
Out of business is jail for me
And you're suing me civilly

Exhibit this in the courtroom
Go on, do it, I dare you

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