Nerdcore Hip-Hop Addendum

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Couple people wrote in with notes about a second nerdcore documentary in the works, Nerdcore for Life. Oddly, I kind of liked the trailer better. A little rawer, a little angrier. (Though you have to feel a little uncomfortable with the basic analogy some of the rappers propose, implicitly, between the civil rights abuses that fuel some of the racial anger in hip-hop, and the social disenfranchisement to which nerds are subjected. Just a little.)

A commenter alluded to some of the nerd-metal that’s around, reminding me of my love for the Cthulhu-themed The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Best band name ever. You owe it to yourself to try to get “20 Minutes of Oxygen” to play on this whack-ass Canadian radio site. “When you’re trapped in that airtight room/Flick the red switch but not the blue…”