One Percent of One Percent

Posted February 17, 2006 at 12:56 am 6 Comments
EE Times Cover

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the EE Times Story on me and MC Plus+ made the front cover of this week’s issue. I guess it’s not too difficult to get the cover spot when you’re competing against stories like “Optical Transistor Restructured for Double Duty” and “Gallium Arsenide Dielectrics: Set to Surpass Silicon?” Still, it was a thrill to be on the front of a magazine for the first time.

Unlike German television, the EE Times does have certain decency standards. At one point during my interview, while discussing RLPK Records, I had the following exchange with the reporter:

Monzy: Encouraging kids to study engineering is a noble goal, but unfortunately those songs are fucking terrible. Can I say “fuck” in the EE Times?
Reporter: Hmm… [Pause] That question hasn’t really come up before.

Evidently, the answer turned out to be “no”; you’ll notice a lot of bracketed edits in the interview, almost all of which correspond to profanity. Too bad — maybe the EE Times could broaden its readership if its stories had headlines like “Gallium Arsenide: Kicking the Shit Out of Silicon” or “Titania Nanotubes: Fuck Yeah!”

Anyway, here’s a scanned PDF of the article.

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  1. “Unlike German television, the EE Times does have certain decency standards”

    - Just wanted to point out, that “Taff” is more of a boulevard show than serious journalism. So much for “decency standards”

    Comment by me — February 17, 2006 #

  2. Congrats on making the front cover! I’m an admin. for a Production Engineering department so was reading the mag. while I was sorting the engineer’s mail. I’m into rap — have been since I can remember so the coverstory caught my eye. From the lyric excerpts I read, you have WAY more skills than that other fool. It’s obvious you put more thought into your lyrics than he does.
    Congrats!!

    Comment by Alize — February 17, 2006 #

  3. Yo Monzy.. Congrats on makin’ the cover of EE Times. Nice little article too. As soon as I read it, it brought back nice memories of work related raps a co-worker and I would trade..

    I was just sittin’ in my cubicle chillin’
    Picked up the E-Times and these dudes be grillin’
    Surely it’s a joke they be poised to pounce
    Nah, it’s for real, do the Geeksta bounce

    Double-E in da hizzy, all the girlies get busy
    I got mad props for the CS rappin’ twizzy
    But Mon-zee and McDouble(+)…
    Your ’bout to meet trouble…
    You are what you eat, Spagehetti Code’s a treat!

    My byte is mystique like a sleepin’ alligator,
    I’ll step you down to size like a buck regulator.
    Flip-flop ya top, hash your table cuz I’m able..
    Crush those CS skulls, fill your void with NULLs.

    What?

    Seriously.. where can I hear your stuff? MCPlus+ has some stuff online.. it’s good, but from what I heard in a few of your videos, your rhymes sound 100Mbits more polished.

    0101000
    1100101
    1100001
    1100011
    1100101,
    Blaw Chatter

    Comment by Blaw Chatter (BSEE) — February 21, 2006 #

  4. Loved the EE Times article, downloaded all the CS/geeksta ram I can find. MC++ has a whole album available, but he has not updated his WEB page since last June! Does that mean that MC++ is not a “real” persona? That he doesn’t care to mention he made it to the cover of the EE Times? Or have you done something to MC++ so he is unable to update his page?

    Comment by Mike — March 6, 2006 #

  5. I was glad to read that PhD candidates pick up Hip hop.
    I am a PhD myself and I have been listening to hip hop since I was 8. I have met and chilled with the best from Kool G rap to Nas.

    Keep up the good work and sharpin your skills because that rhyme in EETIMES could never ever be rhyme of the month in The Source.
    …..writing rhymes is like programming….
    outsource it to lowcost area (ghostwriter) and bust it like its yours..

    (I can help, just holla)

    Comment by Gee — April 6, 2006 #

  6. [...] That is all. OH, and dude’s original post here. Monzy: Encouraging kids to study engineering is a noble goal, but unfortunately those songs are f**king terrible. Can I say “f**k” in the EE Times? Reporter: Hmm… [Pause] That question hasn’t really come up before. [...]

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