Tuesday, 21st June 2011
MC Chris dropped his children’s album, Marshmellow Playground earlier this year, around March 4 — and a mere half-year later, he’s ready to release his follow-up, the (nearly) all-instrumental Race Wars. Chris is one of the most prolific artists/songwriters out there, as well as one of the most beloved, and we’ve got a few theories on what makes him Keep Reading
C’mon! They dress like Mork from Ork, what else do you want…
2011 marks the official 20th anniversary of 2 Skinny J’s, the oldest Nerdcore band in the world — yeah, Frontalot may have coined the term, but 2 skinny J’s was officially the first — and the band intends to celebrate. The bad news is that, predictably, the band broke up yet again.
Yes, we know that only a mere 10 or so months ago, the band tweeted “2011 is 2SJ’s 20th anniversary! We’ve got a plan but want to hear from you! What should we do to celebrate with you Champions? Let us know!”
When was the last time you heard about a successful artist still wanting to keep his old day job? More appropriately, when you’re making some real cash as a musician, isn’t it just a given that you’ll spend your free hours doing lines in your velvet bathrobe while surrounded by skimpy throngs (and thongs) of bubbly co-eds?
Not so for YTCracker, who makes it his mission to celebrate, revel, and (intuitively) pay tribute to the world of nerd-dom, albeit not in a strictly NES/WOW/LOTR way. Sort of like how some 90s hip-hoppers could leave the ghetto when the ghetto couldn’t leave them (even MC Hammer went to jail as a teenager for shooting a liquor store owner), the hacker never left YT. And when suburban honkies like me were struggling over our ABC’s, the guy began learning computer programming languages when he was 4, sitting on his daddy’s lap in front of an Apple II and getting lectured on BASIC. No wonder he pays tribute to famed MIT genius Peter Shor this week.
And like a lot of computer programmer savants/prodigies/geniuses, Cracker (aka Bryce Case) eventually dropped out of high school to focus on computer programming. So while so many other musicians are spending their time in the aforementioned throes of debauchery or tweeting while high (“oi vey don’t f**k with my wradrobe or you willend up in a circle of corched eaeth hunted till your dead” — Courtney Love) this week YTCracker has praised the accolades and accomplishments of Peter Shor. If you ain’t never heard, Shor is Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT, and most famous for developing an algorithm — one which a) computes integers uber-fast on quantum computers and thus b) basically enabled YT to hack into NASA’s Godard Space Center website in 1999, amongst others, earning him a nice visit from the NSA.
And that’s all. Most of the stuff is beyond me, especially since I dropped out of Pre-Cal in college. But it gives even the math-illiterate a little more depth behind a musician in the burgeoning Nerdcore scene, and a brief glimpse inside the brain of one of the world’s most brilliant mathematicians. Check this out for a sort of dumbed-down explanation of how the algorithm pertains to hacking security clearance.
By R. Bryant Francis
Fans of overnight hit Rebecca Black may be disappointed today to see that her hit single “Friday” has been yanked by Youtube on a copyright claim from Rebecca Black herself. This is the latest in a strange youtube history associated with the song, which vanished a couple months ago, recently was made to be a rental for $2.99 (more expensive than buying it on iTunes), and now appears to be gone for good.
It’s unclear why the video’s been yanked—Black made no previous objections to having the song on Youtube, though an interview she gave with The Daily Beast back in March showed she didn’t exactly think the song was a piece of genius herself.
While many music critics might be happy that the song’s gone, we at the Jace Hall show aren’t so relieved. Black caught a lot of flack for trying to get some actual experience in the field she wanted to be in, while the terrible lyrics, heavy auto-tune, and strangely mediocre music video with weirdly high production values were all courtesy of the label Ark Music Factory. (Who do deserve plenty of flak for profiting off the success of the internet mocking a 13 year old girl.)
Black even turned the song into some good—the Daily Beast article reports she was turning some of her profits into charity, something we can’t say we’ve seen other pop-culture figures do.
She also mentioned in the interview that the comments against her sometimes amounted to cyber-bullying, except this time the entire internet was in on it. We’ve talked about bullying here at the Jace Hall Show, and it remains not cool.
So if the video does come back up—or another Rebecca Black surfaces somewhere (Ark Music Factory’s got at least three waiting in the wings)–think hard before you write that Youtube comment.
There’s still always this:
Release date: June 14, 2011
Description:” Jace Hall and YTCracker present “LOL Money” in the ultimate nerdcore rap track for every nerd who didn’t fit in and is now ready to LOL at the world who doubted them.
(ytcracker and jace hall
coming with a little kneestyle ya heard me
im the second most swaggerific alpha nerd
second only to sir william gates the third
see that now i get bullied and picked on
but one day ill explode these detractors like krypton
not attractive got spit on
big traks with the kit on
tired of being sh!t on whens im getting my crit on
in the end I’ll be the one on the history page
cause nerd life will make me money like im johnny cage
hold up – is that a rolly on your arm? (jace)
ill make a double rainbow with this lucky charm (yt)
they said we couldnt make it rain though cali to chicago
but soon well make it rain out a murcielago
hop in the spaceship quick trip to cabo
pocket full of lettuce jeans fat like a taco (jace)
ivan drago – dumb bullies make us laugh
cuz soon we making money all this lol cash
were not beggin – well get these billions carl sagan
living like bond but were starred not shaken (yt)
catch us in the clubs with the wrist bands (jace)
fortune 500 from the 4chan (yt)
money lol etc
heres a little story i gots to tell
about a nerd on a comp who did it well
does that story ring a bell?
only every rich guy on the forbes list, pal
yo the names ytcracker and im here to say
i love silicon pebbles in a unique way
i got a pocket full of stones like ugk
i got a pocket with an iphone ringing all day
finna get paid so turn the page like a knob
im sick but ill never die im the nerd rap steve jobs
stacking pixar money all the sick star money
social networks zuckerberg quixstar money
play the guitar sonny like i play this mailer
pull off and hammer on the internet tim taylor
tool man oooh man look at the chrome wheels
thats the function of a nerd mailing penny stock deals
money lol etc
I’m jace – born in the projects of new york
moms took me to Cali with no child support
half white half black haters called me “the static”
while video games made moms call me “the addict”
Uncool at school so nerd was my label
so I hid my face behind comic book fables
now I’m geek chic iconic, just like tony stark
stan lee on speed dial while haters jump the shark
hit producer of beats shows and video games
write code kick ass and is ace of all trades
roll with celebs and push whips exotic
NERD LIFE – LOL money – drop it
Written By Paul Nyhart
She’s not Amy Wiinehouse, she’s not Nicki Minaj. She’s Kreayshawn, the Californian 21-year old rapper being dubbed the next big thing in hip-hop.
Just try and get the refrain out of your head: “One big room, full of bad bitches.”
Certainly topical considering the state of modern hip-hop…
She’s already being hit up by some of the biggest cats in the biz, receiving a DM from Drake on Twitter:
He reached out to tell me, like, “You’re gonna be crying while sipping rosé on a tour bus.” I’m kinda scared now.
Her video is nearing 2 million hits in roughly 2 weeks, puutting her on the fast-track towards stardom. But what makes Kreayshawn different from those she resembles at first glance? There’s her striking sartorial, and crazy swag, for one: Keep Reading
It was a crisp, warm Chilean afternoon, way back in 2009, when I awoke at the La Viva Tropicana Dance club. It was the same nightclub I had rocked the night before, with the help of a young, up and coming South American singer, named Eduardo Fresco. We had just knocked the socks off the club Yelp had rated as the most popular in Santiago, Chile, playing until the sun came up and the DJ went down (from exhaustion).
We were smothered in nothing but expensive beverages and Spring Break groupies, living the kind of life musicians like Enrique Iglesias, Akon or Sting could only imagine in their sleep. But little did we know, this was just the beginning for both of us.
Prior to that night, we had never shared the same stage, but you’d never had known it. Eduardo showed me his (soon-to-be) patented corner girl dance, while I taught him my charming, “get-over-here” gleam, gazing it into every girl that we decidedly made our move on.
It was like Peanut butter and Jelly, we became the hottest thing to hit the South American nightclub/dance party/karaoke scene since bass
speakers. It was only a matter of time before things went big.
And that’s exactly what happened. Eduardo Fresco struck oil with the music video that changed everything about the way people sing and dance in clubs (or at low-end establishments pretending to be clubs)
“The Way I Fiesta…”
With the dropping of his epic music video, global audiences knew what club owners, spring breakers, and Carnivale clean-up crews had discovered long ago, “How Eduardo Fresco Fiestas.” Keep Reading
Nerds are not afraid to be different, and never let society influence the way they feel about what they love. They are the people who remain true to themselves at all times. ~ Dr Awkward
With Jace’s Mortal Kombat music video about to hit the 20 million view mark, on one of the most popular hip-hop websites on the planet, it’s clear that LeetMusic (a.k.a. Nerd music) is no longer an unknown genre.
In fact, there are a number of artists who continue to popularize the genre, all while making each song into their own. We’re taking the opportunity to give fans more insight into the world of Nerd music, in a way that only the artists themselves can reveal.
Dr. Awkward, a.k.a Doc Awk, is the Next Gen Hip Hop artist hailing from San Diego, California. His hits include Keep Reading
For those of you that can’t get enough of the new Mortal Kombat song, the Jace Hall Show is offering a free download of the song that you can take wherever you go. Want to listen to the Mortal Kombat song while you’re at the gym on your iPod? How about as a little background music while you play the new Mortal Kombat video game itself (truly epic).
The Mortal Kombat song is running it’s way through the video game world as we speak, and while it was inspired by the original “Techno Syndrome”, Jace’s version doesn’t use any samples from the original track. Still, fans are psyched just to be playing Mortal Kombat again, let alone hearing a new edition of their favorite song. If you want to have this track all for yourself visit our facebook page and download the mp3 for free!
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY
Quick flick of the wrist and the disc drops in cuz you know I’m about to GET PUMPED
Your chick just split cuz you cant win, fool you GOT JUMPED
I always mix it up,
cause I fight Bi-polar
Dont give me no excuses
and blame your damn controller
Put your might to the test of the test of best of the best of the rest who will JET, so depressed cuz I’m blessed, or possessed, I would guess with the skills that will always duly IMPRESS..
..My BUTTON, when its down, six realms break it off and the only sound we hear, is you, like a bizabe, taking a stand, singing, “IM NOT AFRAID”
(sing) OOOOHHH… I love the way you lie
on the ground, while I stand, with your heart in my hand..man
COME ON. Face the immortal with no fear,
and feel that pain in your chest punk now “get over here!”
You struggle with your cheat codes while I serve my beat down cold just like sub zero.
Lose yourself ….. WHOOPS there goes gravity… watatathcataahhh… FATALITY!
I bring the muscle to the tussle, and I try to unwind…
Let’s get this party started, ITS MORTAL KOMBAT TIME!
My Liu Kang fights for EarthRealm, My Shang TSun steals ya soul
I come more ARMED than JAX, KINTARO or GORO
NIGHT WOLF RAINs SMOKE on JADE then BARAKA STRYKER
KANO FIGHTS Sonya Blade, Cuz Man He Just don’t like her
Like a hungry squirrel, JOHHNYCAGE is crackin nutz
Kung Lao is takin heads, SHAO KHAN fights NOOB SAIBOT
My skills with RAIDEN gunna leave you FADIN cuz I’m a master Blocker
I strike you down, your flipped around, and then you get THE SHOCKER!
Brutality, Fatality, Lethality is my salary, my wins are a formality, my skills bring you mortality,
the Kombat is Reality, your fate is a finality, I never use Babalities, that’s just not my mentality.
You gettin so physical, take it soo literal, man I’m just HAVIN FUN.
Think I’m scared and call me a nerd? BITCH SLAP TIME. ROUND 1.
ITS GETTIN HOT IN HERE
CAUSE MY CONSOLE’S HEAT SINK’S SO CHEAP
MY MOVES, PUMP MAD FEAR
I THOUGHT I HEARD SOMEONE SAY “TOASTY!!”
Now look at the smack down put on the whack clown, oh you aint talkin trash now?
SUB ZERO ICE ICE BABY,
NOW YOU WISH YOU NEVER PLAYED ME
So the next time you try ta test mine, notify your next of kin,
CUZ WHEN IT COMES TO KOMBAT,
all I, all I, all I do is…
Lyrics Witten By Jace Hall
Composed By Jace Hall
Produced By Jace Hall
All instruments by Jace Hall
Co- Produced by Ian Boxill
Additional Drum Programming Ian Boxill
Mixed By Ian Boxill
Additional Production Marlon “DJ Pelau” Regis
By Paul Nyhart
What’s the only thing that’s more unforgettable than our favorite video games? The songs that played in them.
I found this out the hard way when my parents used to send me to my room…I had the rocks to play video games, anyway, but wasn’t going to blow my cover and play them with the sound on (it just wasn’t the same…)
Video games without their title tracks is like cereal without milk…a television without a remote…a fancy car with no radio (I’ll stop now). Music sets the tone for the gameplay, drives us right into the action, and as the list below points out, it’s ultimately one of the main things we remember about our particular video game experiences.
These are my top, most unforgettable songs and scores from video games. Keep Reading
Pop Musicians are a dime a dozen and for the most part are cranking out hits like factories crank out car parts or fast food chains crank out burgers. Wouldn’t it be nice to give ourselves some variety, Keep Reading
It’s easy to forget that music was originally created to express something unique. Music today, particularly hip-hop, seams to have forgotten what real music is–what it means to express something that is true and reflects your own, unique lifestyle. That’s where Nerdcore comes in… Keep Reading
The season finale of the Jace Hall Show revealed a new verse to the original “I Play Wow Music Video,” adding in contributions from fans and crew members of the Jace Hall Show (even Todd reprises his original role as “Mom”).
The original “I Play Wow Music Video” recently hit the 9 million viewer mark on YouTube and is well on it’s way to 10 million hits! What makes the music video so epic? Haterz are always gonna hate, and say what they want, but the fact remains, over 10 million people play W.O.W. For those of you who loved the I Play WOW original, check Keep Reading
The cyberworld makes “Digital Love” just a couple of mouse clicks away. Combine the camaraderie of Guilds with the innocence of Facebook presents and the internet is your digital playground…what could possibly go wrong? Keep Reading
The mind boggling success of Enrique Iglesias’ hit song “Tonight I’m F&3king you” made it perfect fodder for video gamers, geeks, and people with more sense than a 4 year old to spoof. Here’s a look at the hit music video, nearing 1 millions views on YouTube, which spoofs Iglesias song.
As most of you probably know, The Jace Hall Show owns a super exotic sports car called a “T-REX”
If you didn’t know this then WATCH THIS EPISODE TO SEE HOW IT HAPPENED!!!
In any case, a few months ago we loaned our T-REX out to Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas for what was supposed to be just a day or so, but DAY became DAYS and I started to wonder where the heck the T-REX was…
Anyway, after a few DAYS, we get the T-REX back, and it is all covered in dust and dirt and a bunch of the electronics were unplugged and not working, and we were like DAMN!!! WTF!??? But the people who dropped it off fixed it all up and made everything perfect again…
Then I kinda forgot about the whole thing…
Until I WATCHED THIS MUSIC VIDEO:
Everything becomes clear at ’3:06′ in the video….
THAT IS WHY IT WAS SOO DUSTY!
So the Jace Hall Show T-REX seems to have become even more famous, since now Fergie and Will-I-Am have sat in it!
What do you think?
Here is a small, semi-amusing story for you.
I am a big fan BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
As you may know, Katee Sackhoff (StarBuck) is a friend of mine.
A while back she told me she had to go perform part of a song with Bear McCreary (the guy who composed BSG’s soundtrack) at a concert and was a little nervous about it.
She doesn’t normally play the piano, but in the concert, she needed to sit down next to Bear and play the opening part with one hand.
The song she needed to play was from the BSG soundtrack, a song specifically made to be a part of her character’s past and a song that was relevant to the entire race of Cylons. It is called “Kara Remembers.”
Anyway, in the television series,Kara ‘StarBuck’ Thrace (Katee) spends a whole episode trying to remember the song from her childhood and sits in front of a piano hoping to bang it out.
So what was cool to me about the concert she was heading to, was that it was life imitating art – she really was going to sit down and struggle to remember how to play the song from the series – which basically was going to cause her to have to reenact her scene from the series, although this time it would be real. Very ironic and cool.
Here is a video of what happened (you only need to watch the first 2 mins):
Anyway, at the time it got me thinking how cool that song was, and although I didn’t know how to play it at the time, I thought I could figure it and and sorta make my own version/interpretation. So that night I sat down for an hour and made a quick attempt.
When I finished, I showed it to Katee who thought it was cool and after that the song just has been sitting on my desktop – so I thought I would just share it with the BSG fans out there who might appreciate such a thing.
Here it is below!
Now its time to get back to my STREET FIGHTER SONG….;)
Apparently YouTube.com makes special music selections and recommendations every Tuesday.
They call it “Spotlight: Music Tuesday” and they feature FOUR of their top choices on the front page of YouTube.com.
The Jace Hall Show’s “I Play W.OW.” music video was chosen for this prestigious spotlight! W00t!
Here’s what they say on their site:
“Whether you’re addicted to faux farming on Facebook, in love with Twitter or fully invested in your World of Warcraft life, we hope you’ll find this collection of social-media inspired music is something worth sharing.”
I love the fact that we are listed right next to Justin Bieber’s “One Time” music video. We have arrived!!