Friday, June 24, 2005

PCs And Whack MCs

I consider myself fairly well versed in musical genres, but I never saw this coming:

A new hip-hop feud is brewing that glamorizes not guns and 'hos but Java and secure encryption algorithms. While gangsta rap is seen as celebrating the violence and aggression that claimed two of its brightest stars, "geeksta" rap is a hip-hop genre celebrating coding skills and school grades.

Wait, it gets even better:

Also dubbed "nerdcore," this branch of hip-hop is for geeks, by geeks. Geeksta rappers adopt the same combative verbal-assault stylings of their forerunners, but bust rhymes about elite script compiling and dope machine code. - (story & image)

Pretty sure that's the first time 'dope' and 'machine code' have ever been seen together in the same sentence. Peace out OGs.


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