Mustin and Beefy combine their power for super treachery in the opening track from Mustin's 2010 EP Vision Quest.
Musician, remixer, and member of The OneUps, Mustin, is blind.
Okay, maybe not blind per se, but he has trouble seeing, like many nerds do. So he is in the market for some new glasses. To that end Mustin has released a brand new EP of collaborations for download. This album is available now via Bandcamp, and aptly named Vision Quest.
The album kicks off with a remix of He-Man, known as You'll Never Get Away With This! And combines Mustin's production and nerdcore rapper Beefy's heavy rhymes. The song see's The Beef playing supervillian versus what I assume is Mustin the hero. This track kicks off the album with a ton of power, and one of the catchiest hooks in nerdcore I have heard this year. This is followed by The Lion's Roar, a mellow streets of rage remix filled with a lot of well done urban ambiance. This track is fronted by well known musician zyk0 who throws down some smooth flows about the gritty streets that build very well through out the song.
This gritty tune takes us into the surreal music of Earthbound with the track I Want to Be Beside You. This song is fronted by the equally surreal group The Crackaz, who you may know from the Bound Together album. This is another one of those tracks where you have to just sit back, and take it all in. Suffice it to say though, this is definitely The Crackaz material. Mustin of course holds it down with a catchy R&B flavor to the catchy Earthbound tunes. This makes a good transition into the oft revered, yet rarely covered Bust A Groove soundtrack. Natural Playboy goes into full on seductive R&B tones thanks to Mustin's piano work alongside Dale North's impressive vocals that could easily be mistaken for a catchy radio tune.
We finally come to a close to this EP with another catchy tune. This time from Street Fighter II and my personal favorite tune from the soundtrack, Chun Li's theme. Beautiful Spring sees rapper Lucio telling the tale of the world's strongest woman. This song has a catchy flow and style very similar to the opening tune, which creates a very nice circular album.
This album is definitely worth the price of admission, and some of these songs are definite must hears, particularly the opening track, and the surprise catchiness of Natural Playboy. Lucky for you the EP can be streamed free and is available via OneUp Studios' Bandcamp for the reasonable price of about five bucks. And of course as mentioned above, it is going to help Mustin level up his vision back to 20/20.
I know man, you're all like, "They just released the damn thing! And it was for download, it's not out of print or something!" Well chill. They didn't just re-release it. They renamed it Bremelanotide Blue Edition and packed it with loads of extras, including liner notes, lyrics, new artwork and more.
The album is still free of course. But for those of you with the need to give in your heart, for five bucks which will be going to charity foundation Child's Play they have also made a much higher quality album up for download. Going by the name Bremelanotide Green Edition, theis version includes all the above, not to mention an eighth bonus song, more cover art, and instrumental tracks of all songs! Also available to donors is a lucrative spot on their hallowed "Grammar Club Hall of Donations Yearbook Collage." So give a little today, and grab this seriously amazing album from this superb group! You can grab the free version and purchase the charity version through this link. Go!
The first release from nerdcore supergroup (if that's not an oxymoron) The Grammar Club has been released. Bremelanotide is seven tracks of amazing nerdcore rap/rock from a handful of amazing solo nerdcore artists including Beefy, DJ Snyder, Glenn Case, Shael Riley and the mysterious Adam.
If you dig even one of these musicians, or think they are alright, or never heard any of them, it doesn't really matter. This album is definitely worth checking out. You can also spread the word on this album by digging it.
We got one of the biggest names in Nerdcore Hip-Hop, mc chris a short while back said that he would be doing a show in Eugene, Oregon on July third. In a move that literally shocked the Nerdcore community, chris made an open call to all Nerdcore rappers that might be interested in opening for him. Historically not the most supportive of the Nerdcore community, he was nonetheless welcomed with open arms.
Now, a little more than a month away from the event, chris made a much anticipated reappearance on the Rhyme Torrents forums, the common hangout for most of the underground Nerdcore rappers. While some community members had been skeptical that he was sincere in this offer, chris stated that there would be spots for five twenty minute acts before his show. Two spots were immediately given to Nursehella and Karl Olson, two well established rappers. However, it looks as though Olsen will not be able to attend. The last four spots are now being contended between MC Tanuki and TG 2005, ZeaLouS1, Beefy, MC Gigahertz, funky49, Rappy Mcrapperson , Dr. Strangelove, and the Stunt Junkies.
Not sure if you are "nerdcore" enough? Kids making fun of you because you can't bust dope rhymes and hold your own during a round of Super Smash Bros. Melee? Perhaps it's time for you to call 1-800-Nerdcore. Need more information about 1-800-Nerdcore? Well you are in luck, since Beefy himself has put out a handy tutorial video all about it. Observe.
First we have Beefy covering My Parent's Favorite Music, then we have our pal Hex Warrior from Nerdapalooza covering Beefy's song Nerd. What's up with that? Can no man sing his own songs anymore? It's a quandary I do not feel like getting into, just observe the footage below.