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Nerdcore rap. Have you heard of it? And what do you think of it?

Asked by Bryburn (137points) June 26th, 2011

Not too long ago I heard nerdcore rap for the first time. Being a bit of a nerd myself, I liked it. After hearing it again I’m not so sure. What do you think of it?

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Coloma's avatar

I’m 50, I think most rap is crap. lol
But, I do like Shaggy. I’ll have to ask my daughter who is 23 to fill me in on nerdcore.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I’m okay with this.

Nerdcore rap is pretttty funny.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I just saw MC Frontalot last week at a variety show in Brooklyn. His flow was OK. I liked the beats, but something felt off about the performance. Maybe he was nervous or something. I got bored with listening about a ¼ of the way through his first song.

I figure if I was checking out his body rather than listening to him and being excited about what he was doing, then it just wasn’t working musically for me.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Mc Lars sounds annoying to me. I’m sticking to my Wu-tang, AoTP, Nujabes, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.

fundevogel's avatar

Is Baba Brinkman nerdcore rap? The natural selection rap isn’t bad, but I think Above the Law’s rap about the first amendment works better as a song. But something tells me people wouldn’t consider ATL nerdcore.

crisw's avatar


“Is Baba Brinkman nerdcore rap?”

Wow, someone else has heard of Baba Brinkman!

But, as to your question, I don’t think so. Geek rap, maybe (he did do the spectacular headline song “Off That” for Geek Pop 3). Nerdcore- no. There’s no Star Wars or video games in Baba’s stuff, and he has some very serious songs (ever listened to Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderness?)

fundevogel's avatar

@crisw I’ll fail as a nerd as well if video games and Star Wars fandom is required. I thought the term nerd could be applied to anyone who took interest in any subject or what-have-you in greater depth than the norm.

I’m not exactly sure what differentiates geeks from nerds. I suspect these geeks you speak of have greater technical prowess when it comes to these newfangled difference engines. Poppycock I say! Who needs such infernal devices when the good lord has given you all the fingers and toes you could want to count on.

But to answer your question I haven’t heard that particular song. I’ll have to track it down.

ddude1116's avatar

It’s cool, but it isn’t exactly catchy. Though, I don’t find much rap all that catchy, for that matter..

crisw's avatar


I run with a crowd that has spent much time defining the difference between geeks and nerds. Here’s the best thing we have found.

ucme's avatar

Rare concert footage….......bless ;¬}

roundsquare's avatar

I find most of it entertaining. But I only really like it if its in an area that I know well AND the puns are done very well. Here is my favorite one and the only one I’ve gone back to several times.

fundevogel's avatar

@crisw with a diagram no less!

roundsquare's avatar

@fundevogel You might be the first person, ever, to consider Above The Law to be nerdcore rap.

fundevogel's avatar

@roundsquare I don’t, but I appreciate the educational bent to that song and that might make it somewhat nerdy. I don’t think I actually know what nerdcore rap sounds like.

roundsquare's avatar

@fundevogel I was just joking around anyway. Click on my link for CS nerdcore rap. When I was in college all of us CS majors passed this song around.

fundevogel's avatar

@roundsquare ah, I missed that.

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