Nerdcore

Posted April 21, 2005 at 6:23 pm 5 Comments

Lately I’ve been getting into nerdcore/geeksta rap, a unique form of hip hop that is produced by and for nerds. Nerdcore artists range widely in quality, from the incredibly awful to the funny and clever to the truly sublime.

Being a PhD student in Computer Science, my favorite variety of nerdcore is Computer Science Gangsta Rap. I’ve found two artists that fit this category, MC:NP and MC Plus+.

MC:NP is OK, but MC Plus+ is the true champion of this subgenre. He’s a Computer Science PhD student at Purdue, and his lyrics have the wonderful property that you can’t understand all of the jokes unless, like me, you’re a big fan of both Computer Science and Gangsta Rap, since his rhymes frequently reference concepts and terminology from both.

I decided it was time to start up an east coast / west coast Computer Science Gangsta Rap rivalry, so I recorded this dis track that rips on MC Plus+. Spread it around, and maybe it will inspire him to respond in kind.

I was hesitant to insult MC Plus+, because really us Persian Computer Science Gangsta Rappers should probably stick together, but hey, this kind of pointless rivalry is what ends up selling records. If it worked for 50 and Game, maybe it can work for us. There’s also the fact that Purdue isn’t exactly on the east coast… but I think it’s close enough.

Here are my lyrics, for anyone who wants to try puzzling through my confusing jokes that attempt to relate drinking cognac to grammar-based parser generators.

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  1. Yo yo yo! Your shit is off the hizzook! I think I got tuned into you from something I saw on slashdot and I loved how the lyrics flowed and how tight the references went together. But yo I’m east coast so I’ma diss you so my homies don’t put a cap in my ass! Biotch!

    Seriously, have you been in contact with Plus+ and what is his take on your attempt to play off the east coast/west coast gangsta rap dynamic within the nercore framework? Must be kind of amusing on both ends.

    Thanks for a great track!

    Comment by mlc — February 16, 2006 #

  2. Have you heard the nerd rap of ytCracker (http://www.ytcracker.com)? It’s pretty good stuff. I like your music though, solely because of the references to obscure programming concepts.

    Comment by Gamer_2k4 — March 12, 2006 #

  3. A friend from America introduced me to Nerdcore, and this is the best I’ve heard of it… we are digging it here in the UK 🙂

    Comment by David Gowenlock — April 4, 2006 #

  4. LOL…ROF! Loved it!!! Here’s a litle sample of something i wrote…you have to hold your crotch and jump around..WE IN A TIME WHEN ALL WE DO IS RHYME, WE DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SING, WE JUST SHAKE OUR BOOTY AND DO OUR OWN THING….

    Comment by Midniteangel — June 20, 2006 #

  5. […] Supuestamente existe un genero musical llamado nerdcore o geeksta rap, ya se imaginaran.. Mega ñoño. […]

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