In this episode Mike Street chats with this favorite hacker, creative, and visual artist the legendary John Threat. Learn more about coding, drones, and all kinds of geek stuff.
About John Threat
John Lee, a.k.a. John Threat was born on July 6, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Brownsville, where he was a member of the Decepticons, a Brooklyn-based street gang formed in the early ’80s, named after the villains in the Saturday morning cartoon, Transformers. Lee attended Stuyvesant High School and went on to New York University.
He used the name “Corrupt” as a member of Masters of Deception (MOD), a New York based hacker group in the early ’90s. His participation in the Great Hacker War landed him on the cover of Wired Magazine in 1994. He also gained notoriety in 2001 when he revealed himself as the anonymous editor of UrbanExpose.com, a controversial entertainment gossip website.
Lee also has editing, producing, and directing credits in film and television. In 2004 he founded Mediathreat, LLC, a film production company. In 2005, he directed the original documentary “Dead Prez: Bigger than Hip Hop.” In 2011, he co-directed the music video for MAKE OUT’s single “You Can’t Be Friends With Everyone” with Diane Martel.
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