5 Nerdcore Artists That Won’t Corrupt Your Save Data Vol 2
In this day and age the geek culture has become something to be admired and appreciated by the majority of young adults due to the incredible content generated in the 90s. How could any of us deny our love for Power Rangers, Pokemon, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and so on. Naturally, we continued to love our favorite geek media as we grew and never felt any shame about it because every single person around us loved something that we loved, regardless of gender or family income.
Not only did this change the aspect of growing up but it also influenced various forms of media including music. Hip Hop specifically was such an incredible genre of music but often told the story of the bad ass who owned the streets with power and money which is far off from what many geeks experienced in life. Give it a bit of time and sure enough those geeks who loved hip hop w0ere able to merge the two worlds and create a new genre of music by the name of Nerdcore.
Nerdcore mixes the ebb and flow of hip hop with topics regarding geeky subjects. Although there are many underground nerdcore rappers, the genre would not see the light of the more mainstream day until the late 90s with MC Front A Lot coming out with tracks in his unique style that would inspire so many others. Fast forward to today and the genre is filled of many incredible artists which we will introduce you to so that you can ease into Nerdcore and then find artists that fit your favorite styles.
We actually wrote another article on this topic a while back but wanted to bring you even more awesome artists!
Lets dive right in!
Sammus blew my mind when I listened to her album: Infusion released in 2016. She is able to build a bridge between serious topics such as depression and racism/misogyny and add in geeky verses. All of her songs are filled to the brim with great beats and witty rhymes that make her music enjoyable for anyone to listen and relate to, geek or not!
Dan Bull is a crazy talented person who can pump out new tracks like there is no tomorrow and every song is brimming with talent. His rhymes involve a number of geeky references while also sometimes having a message slipped in as well! If you need music influenced by Civiliztion, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros, or really any game under the sun, Dan Bull probably has a kick ass song about it!
Many folks know and love Game Grumps for their lets plays that involve jokes, yelling, and deep conversations. As if they weren’t already cool enough, Egoraptor and Danny Sexbang often work on their nerdcore group called Starbomb that features a number of geeky guests! Their songs are drenched in humor that will cause your sides to split. I have literally watched cosplayer Momokun break down in a Starbomb rap, which she performed word for word, because she loved it so much.
Beefy is a Washington based Nerdcore rapper who is chunk but hunky and filled with talent. One of his most famous collabs was Revenge of the Nerds which he preformed with MC Lars and YT Cracker. His most well known song is Game Store Girl which focuses on the cute girl working in a game store that the protagonist wishes to court. He is a great guy and a fantastic rapper, we know you’ll enjoy his content!
MC Lars is a badass rapper who has some of the best album covers such as The Zombie Dinosaur, This Gigantic Robot Kills, and so many others. Personally I love him for his rhymes regarding Edgar Allen Poe and and being Single and Famous. He has such a great vibe about him as he has been apart of great shows alongside MC Chris, Megaran etc. he can not be stopped and definitely worth a listen!
Also a few words from our friend Robert from Bytes n Brews who is a huge MC Lars fan:
“I would add something about how infinitely nice he is. Like when we went last time, we went up to his booth, and he thanked us for coming out, and told us how we looked like we have great morals. And if you could see his eyes, you would know just how incredibly sincere he was. He’s just this pure little ball of inspiration and positivity. He does a lot of songs based on American literature. “Mr. Raven” obviously, you already mentioned that one. “Ahab” is about the novel Moby Dick. “Hey There Ophelia” is retelling the story of Hamlet. And “Rapbeth” references a lot of Macbeth.
Some of the people that have collaborated with him on albums. Jaret Reddick, front man for Bowling for Soup, did “Download this Song” with Lars. The MC Bat Commander, front man for The Aquabats, did “This Gigantic Robot Kills”. And Weird Al Yankovic did the accordion on “True Player for Real”.”
I hope you enjoyed our recommendations! We always love learning about more Nerdcore artists, who do you recommend that wasn’t on our lists?