June 09, 2006

Keepin' it real... NerdCore Style....


The term “Nerdcore” refers to both a sub-genre of
hip-hop music that is created by self-professed
nerds and to the subculture that has grown out of
that style of music. The subject matter covered in
Nerdcore Hip-Hop is diverse but generally songs
focus on interests that in the past, mainstream
America would consider geeky such as video
games, computer programming, cult films, the
internet, anime, comic books and science and
technology. The predominant theme behind the
Nerdcore movement is one of Nerd pride and
empowerment. It seems likely that as the industrial
age gives way to the coming Information age the
message behind Nerdcore will grow to reflect the
dominant cultural attitude towards the intellectual
and imaginative individuals known as nerds. In the
past geeks and nerds were the exception to the rule
but today most Americans under 30 have at least
one hobby or interest that once would have been considered geeky. As
these interests become more socially acceptable nerds are becoming
serious contributors to, and consumers of modern pop culture. As such,
the stigma that has long been associated with nerdy pursuits is falling away
and it is being replaced by a new feeling of nerd acceptance. This new
found respect for nerd culture has created an environment in which geeks
and nerds felt free enough to express themselves in the manner of their
choosing; in this case, Hip Hop.

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