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A Nerdcore Hip-Hop Halloween Album

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the it's-scary-shudder dept.

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High-C writes, "A bunch of us nerdcore hip-hop artists have gotten together and released a Halloween-themed CD. Seventeen creepy, darker-than-they-should-be songs from total nerds, with seven different CD covers. What's not to love? The perfect soundtrack for tonight's Halloween parties. And of course, the track listings are in hex."

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Lame (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626030)

This sounds incredibly lame...

Re:Lame (1)

suso (153703) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626084)

Maybe that's why slashdot has labeled it nerdcore.

Re:Lame (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627464)

I'm impressed you can hear the difference; although it seems Fraunhofer (was) better than LAME at the time of the following test (admittedly a few years ago): http://arstechnica.com/wankerdesk/1q00/mp3/mp3-1.h tml [arstechnica.com] .

In any case LAME is Free, and thereby far better suited to the politically minded nerdcore audience of today.

Tonight? (2, Informative)

Rudolf (43885) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626046)

The perfect soundtrack for tonight's Halloween parties

I don't know where the submitter lives, but in the U.S. Halloween falls on October 31, which is not tonight.

Re:Tonight? (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626078)

Often in the US, Halloween parties are planned for the nearest Friday or Saturday to Halloween rather than on Halloween itself. Halloween is mostly for trick or treating.

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16628998)

And where I grew up Trick or Treating itself was often not on Halloween, as they didn't want us wandering around on Friday nights with all the drunks.

Re:Tonight? (1)

Vaevictis666 (680137) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626080)

Most people have their Halloween parties on the Friday or Saturday night, rather than stay up late and come up with an excuse on why they didn't show up to (work|school) next Wed morning.

You must not party much... (1)

venomkid (624425) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626100)

For those of us who party *and* work, having a party on Saturday (Oct 28) works a little smarter than having one a Tuesday (Oct 31). I mean, when was the last time you want to a Christmas party on Christmas?

So, yeah, I'm partying tonight. Probably won't be bringing to this album, though... Nerdcore rap is scarier than my Pyramidhead costume.

Re:Tonight? (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626220)

"I don't know where the submitter lives, but in the U.S. Halloween falls on October 31, which is not tonight."

Most nerds don't think Tuesdays are a great party night because of work/school. (That's typically when the new Star Trek aired!)

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626372)

Wait, theres a new star trek series?!?

Re:Tonight? (1)

krunk4ever (856261) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626300)

I think you have to be a nerd to understand what "tonight's" Halloween parties refers to

If someone says, "Today's teenagers are so reckless." They aren't saying just teenagers on this exact day, but referring to modern teenagers in general. If the poster said, "The perfect soundtrack for today's Halloween parties." I don't think there would be much question in regards to what "today's" is referring to. It would just refer to modern Halloween parties. But by using the word "tonight", he has solidified his nerdiness/geekiness (if those words even exist. FF2.0 is throwing spell checking on it).

Re:Tonight? (4, Funny)

holmoris (1019652) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626360)

Shouldn't it be a christmas album then? What with Oct 28 being Dec 25 and all.

Re:Tonight? (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626462)

> Shouldn't it be a christmas album then? What with Oct 28 being Dec 25 and all.

I think you mean Oct 31...

Re:Tonight? (1)

ayn0r (771846) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627176)

LOL, mod parent up! :-)

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627602)

Oct 28Dec 25
Oct 31= Dec 25

As such your nerd license must be revoked.

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16629648)

Dude, your oct system has an 8 in it? You rule! How did you do that?

Re:Tonight? (1)

GNious (953874) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630970)

Is VERY old joke about why coders always gets All Hallows Eve mixed up with Birth of Jesus. /G

Re:Tonight? (2, Interesting)

gameforge (965493) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626368)

I'm the fifth reply. I'm going to do you a favor and NOT repeat the above four posters.

I'm sure you'll thank me someday.

As for nerd music, I'm beginning to think I'm not actually a nerd. Decoding the titles of songs on some CD sounds about as fun as watching a swimming pool evaporate.

It's like, why would you do that when you could go read Mt. St. Helens seismographs, or learn about a new species of tarantula, or take apart the code for a cool open source game engine? You know, or build a light with a photoresistor for your computer case or something.

I guess, once you've converted one long integer to hexadecimal, you've converted them all? I'm sure it's one of those things that's a lot more fun when you're with other people... (thinking) maybe not...

Please, PLEASE please. I'm not trying to spoil anyone's fun, I'm just observing how neat it is that we're all different & stuff. Trying to be funny without actually... being funny. You know...

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627242)

By "the track listings are in hex." it doesn't mean that the song names are in hex, just the track numbers. Takes no time to decode at all. You could've taken a quick look at the site before you wrote all that.

Re:Tonight? (1)

dancingmad (128588) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627540)

Trying to be funny without actually... being funny. You know...

I know, like Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night!



Just kidding, I liked Sports Night :)

Re:Tonight? (1)

Plaid Phantom (818438) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628016)

Yeah, it's more like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Re:Tonight? (1)

zoward (188110) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630630)

Sure, but you could do all that stuff while listening to great music made freely (and legally!) available to you on the internet. What's not to love?

Re:Tonight? (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626440)

I do not know where you live, but some of the biggest Halloween parties are held on the weekend before Halloween (yesterday/today).

Usually, on October 31st, you go trick-or-treating with the kids, and adults party the weekend before.

And where I live (Cincinnati), three of the biggest Halloween parties are all being held tonight - Cincinnati Sports League, Hustler and The Morgue. I'm sure there are more, though, but I'm off to the CSL party, dressed as a cross between an Orc and a Ringwraith, while the woman is dressed as an Ice Queen.

Party time! :)

I better tell my friends to go home. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626552)

I don't know where the submitter lives, but in the U.S. Halloween falls on October 31, which is not tonight.

This college kid I know currently has 7 kegs and a rather large DJ setup in his basement for tonight. I'm running over there right now to let him know the folly of his ways. Anyone got a car and a megaphone I can borrow? I gotta get all the Portland, OR bars to cancel Saturday night Halloween festivities. Cause we were all oblivious that an actual date that nobody gets off from work/school trumps the weekend party.

Oh what the hell, I think we'll just party till noon anyway... I'd invite you, but you wouldn't show up till Tuesday.

Re:I better tell my friends to go home. (1)

gameforge (965493) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626674)

Do you suppose he DIDN'T get the idea from the above TEN POSTS?!

Dear GOD, I actually thought the exact same thing as him when I read it too. Like one third of the comments on this story are telling this guy that they intend to party tonight rather than on the 31st.

Did it occur to ANYONE that some people have kids, and those kids are all getting ready for Tuesday? Did it occur to ANYONE that so are their parents? What if, in some parts of the universe, people who have kids all get together, and instead of letting their kids go trick or treating for candy with razors and AIDS in them, that MAYBE they have costume parties and celebrate at home on the actual day?

(oh God, I'm getting scared)

What if... maybe that's where THIS guy is from?

AAAAAAAAARRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (runs away screaming)

Re:I better tell my friends to go home. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627650)

I wonder if the grandparent realized that "tonight's parties" was meant for people who were having parties tonight. I wonder if the people who responded to that figured he was one of those people who waited for the 31st to celebrate it. I wonder if it occurred to you that everyone involved realized all these things. I wonder if it occurred to you that maybe they did or that if it occurred to me that it probably did occur to you as well. Did it ever occur to you that we all have too much time on our hands?

Re:I better tell my friends to go home. (1)

gameforge (965493) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627720)

Is my signature not clear enough? :-)

Re:I better tell my friends to go home. (1)

grammar fascist (239789) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628924)

Those TEN POSTS have nothing to do with conveying information. The OP has given them a proud opportunity to demonstrate that they have something that is apparently in short supply around here: lives.

Re:I better tell my friends to go home. (1)

gameforge (965493) | more than 7 years ago | (#16629372)

Why, then, is the OP the only one partying on a weeknight?

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627050)

real nerds dont listen to prick-hop, rock and punk are the only viable alternative.

Re:Tonight? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16629812)

Dunno if you work, but Halloween falls in the middle of the week, most Halloween parties are occuring now (I'm stuck in writing papers personally).

Nerdcore party my ass. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626048)

99.9% of this album's audience will be listening to it alone, most likely in a basement.

Lies! (1)

Virak (897071) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626582)

Surely their good friend, Mr. Hand, will be joining them.

Re:Lies! (1)

pascalpp (684288) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628328)

Dude, that was my skull!

Re:Nerdcore party my ass. (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626844)

99.9% of this album's audience will be listening to it alone, most likely in a basement.

Hey you insensitive clod, I have cats.

Re:Nerdcore party my ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626894)

masturbating

Re:Nerdcore party my ass. (1)

mikek3332002 (912228) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627396)

A True nerd would listern to it in the Basement.
A True nerd would be streaming it over ssh from his basement to his laptop in the kitchen.

Re:Nerdcore party my ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627420)

Dude, mom's upstairs. That hardly means I'm "alone".

Re:Nerdcore party my ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16631234)

What if you live in your parents attic? What does that make you? A higher nerd?

Nerdcore Hip-hop (1)

macadamia_harold (947445) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626054)

If we're talking Nerdcore Hip-hop, I much prefer Optimus Rhyme. [optimusrhyme.com]

Re:Nerdcore Hip-hop (1)

Photon Ghoul (14932) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626328)

Not that I blame you for not RTFA, but Optimus Rhyme is on Disc II.

slashdotted. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626634)

nice

Nerdcore Hip-hop (1)

jeremy_hogan (587864) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627544)

Here's a hip hop Halloween video to go with the CDs. It's awesome, if only for the appearance of Dragon Mummy and the revelation that werewolves can give people Parkinson's disease. CC licensed BY-NC-ND.

Monster Rap:
http://www.lulu.tv/?p=3904 [www.lulu.tv]

Torrents (1)

Southpaw018 (793465) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626062)

Just an FYI - the compilation is 5 CDs, and there's a separate torrent for each disc. Right now, volume I's torrent is in great shape, but III and IV need some help. (II's torrent file seems to be missing from the server.)

Re:Torrents (1)

Southpaw018 (793465) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626096)

4 CDs, sorry ;)

Re:Torrents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626256)

You r gei. Like seriously..very lame, friend. gudtt lucken!

Re:Torrents (1)

theGreater (596196) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626708)

Actually, the Holloween EP is definitely one album; there appear to be four or five -other- albums available, as well.

Volume II is most definitely a non-available torrent.

-theGreater.

Well damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626076)

There's not even any pretense of this not being a Slashvertisement.

Re:Well damn (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626268)

"There's not even any pretense of this not being a Slashvertisement."

Ah, I get it now. Any time Slashdot posts a story about something you can go buy, it's a slashvertisement. Do you keep your pitchfork really shiney?

Re:Well damn (1)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626270)

Hardly, since it's free.

I know, I know. IHBT, IHL.

nerds confused christmas & halloween (0, Offtopic)

Lbda213 (598571) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626152)

cuz Oct. 31 = Dec. 25

Re:nerds confused christmas & halloween (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626354)

Be careful or I'll put a Hex on you...

Re:nerds confused christmas & halloween (1)

mh101 (620659) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626914)

Umm, perhaps those who might be interested in this appreciate being informed ahead of time? I suspect that people who throw Halloween parties don't wait until the afternoon of the 31st to make plans and get everything they'll need.

Do you have any idea (2, Informative)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626176)

how much the rest of the word cringes when they see shit like?

Re:Do you have any idea (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626206)

The rest of the world? Hell I cringed pretty badly at it.

Re:Do you have any idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627324)

Yup that's why MC Chris [mcchris.com] , Del Tha Funkee Homosapien [wikipedia.org] , and the whole Adult Swim / Stone's Throw "Chrome Children" [stonesthrow.com] Tour have canceled their international engagements. Oh, whoops... no they didn't.

Re:Do you have any idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627352)

It may not be the best, but is this really more cringe-worthy than rap about shooting niggers and raping bitches?

Re:Do you have any idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627630)

I cringe at your comment, sir.

Sincerely,
Word

Re:Do you have any idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16628058)

how much the rest of the word cringes when they see shit like?

I dunno... depends on what word you're talking about.

If they were really nerdcore (3, Funny)

ACK!! (10229) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626232)

The would have included ogg files that had instructions for creating a beuwolf cluster of linux embedding in the tags of the files!

a snippet o' lyrics... (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626234)

but there's an undead army marching in between
I guess I shoulda known better than to go LARP'ing on Halloween

omg.... ponies....

Re:a snippet o' lyrics... (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626716)

no really... that was a snippet of the lyrics from one of the "songs" ... I had never heard of nerdcore rap before this... and I wish to god that I was still a nerdcore virgin... /shudder

I'm not clicking on that. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626288)

No click zone.

obviating your nerdness (1)

benicillin (990784) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626464)

all of you who reminded the original poster that halloween is not for a few days have obviated your level of nerdness.

CONGRATULATIONS ON NOT REALIZING THAT PEOPLE PARTY ON SATURDAY NIGHT .... you have made it clear you do NOT go out... EVER.

Allow me to indeminify my proboscis! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16627370)

Minor point of order -- while I agree with the last sentence of your post, your title & first line make no sense.

obviate [princeton.edu] (v): to rid of, eliminate, or do away with.

It does not mean "to make obvious".

Re:Allow me to indeminify my proboscis! (1)

benicillin (990784) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628906)

and while I agree with your post, your title does not make sense either

indeminify : Sorry, indeminify is not in the dictionary! [cooldictionary.com]

Re:obviating your nerdness (1)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 7 years ago | (#16629208)

lol

High Tech Halloween Display for "News for Nerds" (2, Interesting)

xmas2003 (739875) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626548)

I think these halloween decorations [komar.org] would be a perfect compliment to your music ... ;-)

"Use the halloween webcams to view live images of a buncha halloween decorations & lights and also CONTROL them - heck, you can even inflate (or deflate) the giant Frankenstein & Homer Simpson - D'oh! The webcams run 7x24 and you can turn stuff on & off from 1800 to 2200 MDT (GMT-6). Plus you can send "Instant Messages via Webcam" for everyone to see."

Hip-Hop? (1)

Tamerlan (817217) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626596)

Nerdy Helloween album ought to be metal. Kids.

looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626658)

Checked this out but it was more of a halloween rap album unfortunately. Does anyone happen to have music (individual songs or an entire album even) that would work well to play over the speakers as the trick or treaters are roaming around? Looking for spooky tracks. So far Thriller is about the only thing I've come up with. With or without vocals, just some spooky music or sound fx would be fine.

Re:looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626940)

Check out Midnight Syndicate. They do scores for games, etc. and have some tracks available for download from their website.

Re:looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (1)

abirdman (557790) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627448)

Check out the "Doomed" channel on http://www.somafm.com/ [somafm.com] if you can feed your speakers from the computer. Last year they had a dedicated Halloween channel. This year, it appears they're using their spookiest channel for double-duty. It's not light-- mostly metal, industrial, techno-- and there probably won't be a lot you've heard before, but it's definitely scary and a good mix!

Re:looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (1)

gid (5195) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627922)

Raison D'Etre should work. I bought a bunch of Peter Andersson's stuff a while back. It's usually classified as Dark Ambient, monks singing, bells, etc. You can get a small sample on amazon [amazon.com] , but the best place to buy them is directly from the Artist [coldmeat.se] --maybe buy it for next year. :)

Re:looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (1)

hson (78256) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630824)

Endura (esp. their album Black Eden [metal-observer.com] ), a friend of mine put this on with som candles a autumn night when he wanted to snuggle with his gf, she was not impressed... Dark Dark Ambient

Ulver is always a safe card (if you know which ones are ambient and which ones sounds like white noise) try Perdition City, Blood Inside and A quick fix of melancholy EP

Re:looking for trick or treat (spooky) music (1)

iamnobody2 (859379) | more than 7 years ago | (#16631098)

Midnight Syndicate
Midnight Syndicate
its like a creepy halloween fx tape, but made into terrific music
this album is the best halloween music for my buck, http://www.amazon.com/Born-Night-Midnight-Syndicat e/dp/B00004SYUU/ [amazon.com] altho, unless yer some weirdo goth, it won't get much use other then the halloween season.

[05:31] * nobody np: Midnight Syndicate: Born of the Night - 12. Haunted Nursery [02:48m/128Kbps/44KHz/MP3]

This is untalentedidiotcore, not nerdcore (3, Insightful)

_vSyncBomb (50710) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626670)

When MC Frontalot coined the term "nerdcore" it was funny and pithy, but that was mainly because he had a bunch of clever songs which he imbued with all of his original lyrics and nerdy references, and happened to also be good at making music. As in, understanding melody and rhythm and so on, you know to like, make a fucking song.

Every other "nerdcore" thing I have ever seen is a bunch of no-talent jerkoffs doing a crappy imitation of crappy mass-market gangsta rap and throwing in a couple of computer references. They sound like they made the music in their bedroom at their mom's house, and while that is probably true it does not make for good music that any sensible person would listen to by choice.

This is just more of the same.

Re:This is untalentedidiotcore, not nerdcore (1)

thank_you_nerdcore (1019672) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626832)

I have really been enjoying "NerdCore". Thank you for making it, folks. I could do without some of the juvenile/mysoginistic references to "bithces" and "whoers" , but hopefully the emulation of the Pollution known as Gang-Star-Rappe will stop or slow. In any case, Thank You to all of the Artists, Contributors, Compilers, and Interpeters. And before some fo' want to "step on me" and call me a Loser, I'll have you know I've been: -- Married for decades -- Working with computers for decades -- Have money. Salute these **contributors** , buy their downloads, and stop your whining (grin) :)

Re:This is untalentedidiotcore, not nerdcore (2, Informative)

TellarHK (159748) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627360)

There is a lot of shitty Nerdcore stuff out there, but within the piles of tracks accumulated on these albums as well as other varied sources you'll find a decent number of gems. Just about anything by the Futuristic Sex Robotz, Monzy's few tracks, and a few of MC Plus+'s come to mind first. There's also Beefy, Black as Bleech, Ytcracker, Frontalittle Squad, and of course MC's Front and Hawking (which at least sorta counts) for decent tracks. Though anyone with a good geeky (and sick) sense of humor and a good stereo system needs to have some fun blasting the entirety of Futuristic Sex Robotz' "Hotel Coral Essex" album (free download here [futuristicsexrobotz.com] ) at least once. I dare you to listen to FSR's Hey Ladies driving through the center of your town with the stereo cranked and windows down.

Re:This is untalentedidiotcore, not nerdcore (1)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627792)

I've listened to quite a few of those, but thanks for the FSR pointer.

I'm listening to "Back in the Day" now, it's GOOD.

ytcracker's Nerdrap Entertainment System album was one of my nerdcore favorites previously, but so far, FSR's Hotel Coral Essex might beat it. :)

Re:This is untalentedidiotcore, not nerdcore (1)

neminem (561346) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628458)

You forgot Shael Riley's Toybox. :P

wicked, keep it up. (4, Insightful)

radarsat1 (786772) | more than 7 years ago | (#16626900)

well, since pretty much EVERY SINGLE COMMENT thus far has been either "duh its not halloween yet" or "nerdcore is shitty music made by wannabes in their basements", I thought I'd try to offer a positive comment here...

(Though, by now, I guess I've realized that if you think you can post something creative to slashdot and actually get something other than knee-jerk reactions and bitter, jaded comments, you're just asking for it... If there's one thing I've learned, it's that Slashdotters can be mean.)

So I just wanted to say: Here are some people who've gotten together and made some music, and published it on the web under a creative commons license, just being happy if people listen and enjoy their stuff. Here's a big THANK YOU for having a great attitude in your work. Tip 'o the hat.

(Actually I don't see a license on their site... I guess that means its Public Domain by default? In any case..)

Re:wicked, keep it up. (2, Informative)

1point618 (919730) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627132)

Actually I don't see a license on their site... I guess that means its Public Domain by default? In any case..

Definitely not. IANAL, but I know enough law to know that no copyright notice is necessary any longer to guard a copyright. The best bet would be to assume that you are given an implied license to listen to the music off the website (and possibly to download it for your own listening since it is available as a RAR downlad, though since they've said nothing about it it is hazy legal territory) and not just assume you can do anything you want with it because no one told you you can't. They have not put it under any license, so by default they retain all copyrights, including the right not to allow any derivative works, or not to allow any copying of the material.

Re:wicked, keep it up. (1)

radarsat1 (786772) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627170)

Right. That makes more sense. :)
Thanks.

Re:wicked, keep it up. (1)

TheoMurpse (729043) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628330)

I guess that means its Public Domain by default?
Ahahahahaha. Absolutely not. Every work is automatically copyrighted by default (even without a (C) anywhere), and it's extremely difficult (read: nearly impossible on the internet) to just BAM make something public domain, according to Prof. Larry Lessig (law prof at Stanford and founder of the Creative Commons). Yes, in our fucked up copyright world, we've taken away the artist's right to make something public domain.

In any case, yes, thanks to the artists for giving us this music to listen to. A big "fuck you" to all those poser nerds, who ain't 1337 enough to respect nerdcore. You're all just frontin', yo!

So now the question remains: will I be modded "informative" for the first paragraph, "funny" for the second, "troll" for the second, or will the FBI just raid my house and take my computer? (I do listen to nerdcore)

Re:wicked, keep it up. (1)

SillyNickName4me (760022) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630660)

In any case, yes, thanks to the artists for giving us this music to listen to.

There I completely agree.

A big "fuck you" to all those poser nerds, who ain't 1337 enough to respect nerdcore. You're all just frontin', yo!

Ah yes, since their taste doesn't match yours they suck? And you complain about them saying you suck because your taste doesn't match theirs? Pot, meet Kettle...

At any rate, I don't like hip hop, so I won't listen to this either. Only thing is that I'm not going around telling others how badly it sucks, rather, if you enjoy it, all the better, but you should also respect others who happen to dislike it.

Nerdcore (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16626960)

Why does that word fill me with loathing?
Somebody hold me.

Title 18, 1036, 1343, and 2318 (0, Offtopic)

troll -1 (956834) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627136)

Looks like he's being charged with:

Attempting to enter a vessel by false pretenses: [cornell.edu]

Fraud by wire: [cornell.edu]

Trafficking in counterfit labels: [cornell.edu]

Re:Title 18, 1036, 1343, and 2318 (2)

TrappedByMyself (861094) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627480)

He also has a misdemeanor charge of posting in the wrong thread.

Some of the CD features (2, Funny)

Wiarumas (919682) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627146)

Some of the CD's bonus tracks (not serious)

-OMG a 60 Killed Me

-Oh Noes!! Spyware!

-All our base are belong to them!

-Numa Numa

Show (2, Informative)

Malevolyn (776946) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627468)

Also, don't forget our show on Nov. 18th in Tampa. Information is on the Rhyme Torrents forums.

Re:Show (1)

funky49 (182835) | more than 7 years ago | (#16629308)

linky to the flyer [funky49.com] - and it's a damn good flyer

Nerds? (2, Insightful)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627638)

Maybe the content is nerdy, but really, what intelligent person distributes content using:

RAR - It's a proprietary compression algorithm with no open-source implementations. Real nerds use open compression schemes. :)

Any compression - Music files do not compress well. The advantage of compression in terms of size is, at most, a few percent for MP3s. There is an advantage in having everything in one file though.

Archive formats within a torrent - I can understand compressing source code or text or other stuff that is actually COMPRESSIBLE in a torrent, but the tiny percentage gain in file size you get from compressing already-compressed music is fully negated by the fact that it is guaranteed that if the torrent content is not in an "immediately usable" form, people are less likely to seed it, because instead of just seeding the content that they have to keep around already to listen to (or view in the case of video), they have to keep one copy around stuck in an archive to seed and a separate copy of the content in a usable form.

I'm not surprised some of these torrents are lacking seeds due to this issue.

Re:Nerds? (1)

TerranFury (726743) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628888)

>RAR - It's a proprietary compression algorithm with no open-source implementations. Real nerds use open compression schemes. :)

Well, sure, the practical nerd would use ZIP, the traditional nerd would use .tar.gz, and the modern nerd would use BZ2 -- but are you sure there aren't any open implementations of RAR? What about 7-zip?

Re:Nerds? (1)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 7 years ago | (#16628928)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR [wikipedia.org] - "Despite widespread confusion there does not seem to be any open source implementation to decompress newer than version 2.0 RAR archives (7-zip uses a proprietary plugin under "unRAR license" for decompression)." - I suspect that if an open-source RAR archiver/unarchiver existed, it would be in Gentoo Portage, but only the "official" binary-only RAR implementation is.

Still, in this case, using *any* compression format on already-compressed audio files is a Bad Idea if you are distributing via BitTorrent, because it makes things significantly more difficult for your seeders.

Re:Nerds? (1)

SillyNickName4me (760022) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630748)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR - "Despite widespread confusion there does not seem to be any open source implementation to decompress newer than version 2.0 RAR archives (7-zip uses a proprietary plugin under "unRAR license" for decompression)." - I suspect that if an open-source RAR archiver/unarchiver existed, it would be in Gentoo Portage, but only the "official" binary-only RAR implementation is.

This is not accurate.

Download and extract http://files1.rarlab.com/rar/unrarsrc-3.6.8.tar.gz [rarlab.com] and read the license.txt file contained in there. I'll quote the relevant part of it:

The source code of UnRAR utility is freeware. This means:

      1. All copyrights to RAR and the utility UnRAR are exclusively
            owned by the author - Alexander Roshal.

      2. The UnRAR sources may be used in any software to handle RAR
            archives without limitations free of charge, but cannot be used
            to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary.
            Distribution of modified UnRAR sources in separate form or as a
            part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly
            stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may
            not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.

      3. The UnRAR utility may be freely distributed. It is allowed
            to distribute UnRAR inside of other software packages.


This contains a restriction on how you can use this source which makes it incompatible with the GPL, but there is definitely source code available to extract rar archives, also for rar versions newer then 2, so no, you do not need a 'binary only, proprietary plugin' for this.

Horrible (0, Offtopic)

wedge603 (1011423) | more than 7 years ago | (#16627998)

This has to be some of the worst music I've ever listened to. How can anybody enjoy this? Holiday themed music is bad enough.

You know it's going to suck when... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16629650)

...they refer to themselves as "a bunch of us".

KingUnderground (0, Offtopic)

Terminus32 (968892) | more than 7 years ago | (#16630076)

www.KingUnderground.com - Underground Hip Hop Records
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