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Nerdism: Nerdcore

Nerds who rap.

Not ironic, nor a joke.
Just nerds.
Who rap.

Considering that the global population is over 7 billion, even if you said, "a nerd rapper must be one in a million!" that would be a lot of nerd rappers. I think, statistically speaking, there should be more out there. In any case, the genre exists, and it's called nerdcore.

Here's an example featuring Dual Core, YTCracker and nerdcore's founder M.C. Frontalot--all major players in the nerdcore game.

Maybe a rap about the postapocalyptic world left behind after a computer virus outbreak isn't your taste preference. That's OK, your ears could just as easily be infected by rhymes about retro-text-based computer games, giant transforming robots, analyzing datasets, or the horror of Goldilocks as seen from the bear's point of view (my personal favorite).

Maybe you want to laugh...or cringe, but consider the immense talent it takes to concoct rapid fire rhymes, not about a life on the mean streets but about a life in computer science, and hanging those lyrics on samples from a Mozart rondo, and making it all sparkle.

These people are geniuses, in more ways than one. Call it nerdcore, algorythm or geeksta rap, it's all intelligent and entertaining.

...I can't resist. Here's "Gold Locks".

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