As many may know I am a big fan of Nerdcore. If you don't know what nerdcore aka nerdcore hip-hop is all about, it's; music that considers things such as old gaming platforms, star trek and star wars- all the things that are of interest to the nerd in all of us.
Nerdcore is the music of choice of such artists such as Doc Popular or the God Father of Nerdcore, MC Frontalot.
Likely you might think this is a pretty obscure form of music, only popular among those people who spend time on Twitter or YouTube. Just before you think it's totally obscure, consider this he has been featured in Wired (naturally) and MSNBC. The latter considered the documentary Nerdcore Rising, which was based upon MC Frontalot's first US tour. You can watch the trailer:
Yeah you may think, I get nerdcore, songs about LOLcats and all that is of interest to the computer nerd in all of us. It's about style and substance too:
Of course, the good news of tech nerd has now gone beyond the hip hop and entered the area of reggae. The artist Randy Ponzio who has the excellent website Questpoetics has written, produced and posted the song "Tech Nerds", it's all about the world of Leo Laporte and the TWIT network. It's all about how listening to the TWIT podcasts turned him into a tech nerd:
As all of us who have been listening to Leo Laporte for the last 200 episodes, and congratulations Leo on that milestone, we have all become tech nerds, especially since he hasn't been all over the place with twitter. You have to admit it was nauseating after a time, I mean it's twitter, not the invention of sliced bread. But once he sort of soured off twitter, although he still mentions it on net@nite, which isn't bad because I think that's the podcast that should carry news and information on things like twitter or facebook. It can be said that Leo Laporte and Kevin Rose has turned us into tech nerds.
If you think Randy is a one trick pony, he's got some excellent vidcasts and other songs that you can enjoy.
Nerdcore Hiphop, Nerdcore Reggae, the rising musical forms.
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