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The Great White Hype is prankster Benjamin Vanderford posing as hardcore freestyle rapper “Papa-rot-z” from Manchester, England. The main influence behind the startup of RLR was the first Great White Hype album, entitled “Scatology.” This album was a parody of an LP of the same name by experimental group Coil. Advertised and sold mostly to fans of Coil, this album’s goal was to disintegrate the public image Coil held that many viewed as pompous. The album is noted for a track entitled “Protect Yourself” in which the Great White Hype sought to prove that Coil sampled N. W.A. track, “Express Yourself” by playing sections of each song back to back. See also Born Again Pagans, the Coil album on which the song in question was released on.

Benjamin Vanderford later became known for faking a beheading video that was picked up by the mainstream press agencies.

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