This is made of win:

“Nerdcore is like every other sort of hip hop, just considerably less cool,” said MC Frontalot, one of the founding fathers of the scene.

The subject matter stands in contrast to that traditionally explored in hip-hop, he explained.

“Topics include video games, science fiction, dungeons and dragons, but the deeper themes also look at feelings of alienation, paranoia and inadequacy that must always be battled in order to leave your apartment.”

I can sense a new workshop for fantasy fiction here. Secondary World Hip-Hop: Beats n’ Rhymes of Hobbiton, yo! Fuck Tha Nazgul! by NWA. I Wanna Get High, Cypress Hill (Pipeweed remix).

You’re welcome.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Nerdcore is quite a lot of fun to listen to. I highly recommend MC Chris.

  2. Lovely! Oops, probably not the right lingo for Nerdcore, huh? I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

  3. Sam – that is, I think, also made of win. I’m surprised and a little scared.

    Andrew – will investigate, thanks.

    TK – come on, get with the lexicon! Fo’ shizzle.

  4. Don’t mock the nerdcore, man. I live my life to Optimus Rhyme.

  5. You Americans, you’re always ahead of the curve on hip-hop.

  6. It’s all about the Lonely Island…

    Google Maps is the best/ True Dat!/ Double true!/ 68th and Broadway/ Step on it sucker/ What d’ya wanna do Chris?/ Snack attack mother fu**er!

  7. Love the Lonely Island! Some excellent videos, too.