All new EP by Crayondroids along with a few friends like Kabuto, Mega Ran, and more. Plenty of guests along with the 'droids distinct brand of EDM hip hop nerdery.Read More
So in all my inane ramblings that pop up around the internet, I have neglected you, my loyal readership. For that I apologize, and give you this as a gift. It's the latest album from good friend and better rapper, B-Type. Worded Words, and released for free or best offer over at his official bandcamp page.
There are songs about Godzilla, robots, and Pokemon. If you gave me this album when I was twelve, I would have thought this was the greatest series of songs ever. Well I am a bit older than ten now, but strangely, I still spend a lot of time thinking about Godzilla, robots, and Pokemon. Which means this album is still awesome. Right now.
As for the beats, It feels like you are trapped inside a giant eighties era arcade machine, the cabinet's demo droning catchy riffs with an abundance of bass. There's a good mix of original and remixed tunes, giving the album less restraint. B's lines maneuver through a variety of styles over those tracks, showing off a growing versatility in his rhyming arsenal.
To get a feel for the album, I would have to suggest Top Percentage, with the track's swaggering beat, and Pokemon themed rhymes. Don't listen to him about not evolving your Pokemon though. My reasoning for this can be saved for a very lengthy article on the topic some other day. Just remember to evolve ALL your Pokemon.
The other song I recommend is the nerd heavy Song of Time, although, skip over to the end of the album and check out the latter version, Song of Time (Projekt Zero Pre-Emptive Remix). Though both good tracks, with plenty of great bars from a who's who kind of list of nerdcore. Unfortunately, the original track suffers from having heard this song remixed too many times (Final Fantasy Syndrome I call it). Besides, the best version of Song of Time is already this one. Perhaps this is why ProjektZero, which I am sure he will explain later, chose to remix it into a lo-fi dungeon crawling epic.
So go grab a copy, and give it a listen, and if the economy has been good to you, perhaps shoot him change for a cup of coffee. Unless...you don't accept my apology that is...
A few months ago an amazing event was brewing and has finally exploded to the surface like an incredible volcano which rather than lava, seems to rain down some sort of nerdy type of liquid...Bawls possibly? Anyway, with the failing of that analogy I would like to introduce you fine folks to the coming invasion. Nerd Invasion.
Now before I go and make more terrible analogies to aliens and social awkwardness or what have you, I will just hand things over to the Nerd Invasion press release.
Start Time: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00pm End Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 12:00pm
Silver Screen Entertainment Complex 7280 Plantation Road Pensacola, FL
This is Nerd Invasion. And it's going down November 6th - 7th, 2009, in Pensacola, Florida! THIS IS AN ALL-AGES EVENT!
Proceeds go towards the "Open Source Rhymes Project," which is a charity organization that helps underdog Nerdcore artists with musical instruction, performance assistance, and purchasing of equipment to less fortunate musicians. It will also put on many more events just like this!
Confirmed so far (much more to be added!):
PERFORMING Schaffer The Darklord Scrub Club Krondor Krew Zealous1 Dual Core Shael Riley Marc With a C The finalists of Scrub Club's Versus Mode competition
(Scrub Club artists making an appearance / performing: MadHatter, Dr. Awkward, Kabuto The Python, Benjamin Bear, Chester, Kasparov, and DJ CutterJ... so far)
SPONSORS Nerd Rockstar Scrub Club Records Wizards of the Coast White Wolf Games Asahi Brewery Homefield Sports and Games
EVENTS Magic: The Gathering tournament Versus System tournament 8Bit Conflict: A classic NES tournament Console gaming Tabletop gaming Rocky Horror Picture Show at dawn Panels with musicians, gamers, and others Cosplay contest Miss Poindexter '09 The Secret Thirteen World premiere of George Clinton's "Gongafunkadine" Nerdcore music video showcase
OTHERS Full bar / restaurant open 24 hours 8 hotels within walking distance
Incredible nerdcore beatsmith and rapper DJ Snyder, and Entity have teamed up for the RPM Challenge. They have released an amazing collaborative effort in just one month, entitled Calvin and Hobbes. The album also features many other amazing folks from the world of Nerdcore including Whoremoans, The Ranger, Kabuto, and more! To download the album, you can hit this link and to find out more about the whole album, as well as some excellent fan reactions, hit up the appropriate RhymeTorrents thread.
I've been listening to this album quite a bit since grabbing it myself a few days ago. Definitely worth checking out, and since it's free, you can't even complain about it! As for my personal favorite tracks, I feel Factory and Defenders of the Fate (feat. T.Y.T.) are the way to go, although The Sociopolitics of Internet Machinima is just too catchy to forget. Well all the tracks are interesting and polished though, so definitely give it a go.
"and I get banned!"