Hard N.O.C. Life Nerdcore

Strictly Nerdcore with Adam WarRock, Tribe One, & Mega Ran

As you know, we love talking about hip-hop here at The Nerds of Color. More specifically, the subgenre known as Nerdcore has a special place (and its own category) here as well. So it was a big deal to get three of the biggest names in the game to sit down for a special episode of Hard N.O.C.

Joining Keith (@the_real_chow) on the show are overly enthusiastic hip-hop artists Adam WarRock (@eugewarrock), Tribe One (@tribeonewon), and Random (a.k.a. @MegaRan). As always, Hard N.O.C. Life is directed by the indomitable Nelson Wong (@aarisings).

Topics covered on the show include:

  • How the guys feel about the label “nerdcore”
  • Mega Ran and the formation of the Nerdy People of Color Collective
  • WarRock and Tribe’s adventures in Magic: The Gathering
  • The difference between nerdcore rap and rappers that talk about nerdy things
  • What happens when marginalized cultures (nerds, hip-hop) become part of mainstream culture
  • What it means to be rappers of color in a predominantly white musical genre (e.g., the reverse-Macklemore)
  • Keith and Tribe reminisce about their favorite emo bands
  • The music that influenced Tribe and WarRock’s formative years as artists
  • All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.

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