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T. Karras

T. Karras

Musician/Hip-Hop fanatic/writer for Nodball and half geek, half street.

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The Sweeps – Self-titled

- September 22nd, 2020 |

It’s often sad when a band member goes through a loss, like many bands before it. Bands often have to find a way to honor their loved ones once they die and either they put out a spectacle of a finale or they continue on. In the case of The Sweeps (coming from Chicago, IL), […]

GR3YS0N – Vibes From The 545

- September 22nd, 2020 |

From his days as NyteXing when he released No Masters 3 (which we reviewed by the way), he has been a unique gem in a field mostly dominated by the likes of MC Frontalot, Schaffer the Darklord, None Like Joshua and MC Lars who honestly speaking are alright (except for Mega Ran, Sammus and Dual […]

Shafi – Third Semester

- September 22nd, 2020 |

Shafi is one of those people that you meet on the street and he plays such exceptional music that you throw in a dollar or 5 into his guitar case and then you walk away, never expecting to meet him again unless you follow him on Instagram or rediscover his music on Bandcamp, which I […]

OLMSTED – Five Minutes

- September 21st, 2020 |

In the realm of indie rock/pop, there are a lot of bands who aspire to do incredible stuff with music while remaining in touch with the disgruntled youth who aspire for a better life. In the case of OLMSTED, a Buffalo, NY band aspiring to be the next REM or They Might Be Giants, they’re […]

3D BLAST – Iconic Bitch

- September 21st, 2020 |

You remember Vaporwave? You know the genre focused on lo-fi slowed down songs that took you back to a time that never existed? Well the genre throughout its existence has grown and evolved to the point where it’s sound is more defined and original than ever before to the point where it’s status as a […]

ReadyRockDee – Live From The Corner

- September 18th, 2020 |

It’s rare that you find a gem in the rough when it comes to hip-hop. While there’s always going to be the next Jay-Z or the next Nipsey Hussle, finding them is a challenge even if you know where to look. Luckily I stumbled upon ReadyRockDee who has ambitions to take over the hip-hop scene […]

The menace behind RTX 3080’s unexplainable unavailability and price gouging

- September 18th, 2020 |

Picture this, it’s September 17th, 2020. You are waking up early morning to buy a brand new RTX 3080 only to find out that it’s out of stock. You check around to see that every place is out of stock from Best Buy to Newegg to even NVIDIA’s own store. Then you begin to dig […]

Walter Vigoh – Sounds of the Noorsphere

- September 17th, 2020 |

Walter Vigoh is a newcomer coming straight out of Philadelphia, home to such iconic acts as Schooly D, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Freeway and Meek Mill. While his presence may not be built up to those mentioned above, his music is on par with the instrumental hip-hop greats like Madlib and Knxwledge. With lots […]

Chris Suárez – Are You Listening?

- September 16th, 2020 |

Chris Suárez (hailing from Atlanta, GA) is a newcomer to the scene known as hip-hop but you wouldn’t know that from a first listen of his debut album “Are You Listening?”, an instrumental album that combines forms of jazz, latin, rapping and soul to create something that Kendrick Lamar would probably fall in love with […]

Doggystyleeee – No Muttz Allowed Pt. 2, Full Breed

- September 15th, 2020 |

Doggystyleeee is one of those rappers who is destined to be the next biggest thing in west coast hip-hop yet is underground enough that you couldn’t find his music without doing a YouTube search for “inland empire hip-hop” (which is how I found out about his music). Born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. Doggystyleeee […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

- September 15th, 2020 |

Before Lucas sold Star Wars to Disney, there were two trilogies that formulated a story. The prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. Both trilogies have their fans and haters but the overall arch was clear, it was the story of how the Sith came to power and how the Jedi came back in full effect. […]

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

- September 13th, 2020 |

I’ve been thinking about what Terminator fans want from a movie and it seems like there’s no logical conclusion. When Dark Fate come out, people didn’t see it because John Conner got killed; when Genisys came out, people didn’t see it because it messed with the formula and injected random craziness that pissed even non-fans […]

nodball + nerdazine = important announcement.

- June 25th, 2020 |

Since I started this site in January 2020, I have had aspirations of growing it to be the main source for nerdcore culture as well as what’s going on in the world, sort of like the LA Weekly at it’s prime. It was going to showcase locations you’ve never seen, cover events in an in-depth […]

Sammus – Pieces in Space

- June 24th, 2020 |

My folks fresh off the plane, they both weathered the pain/With postcards and they prayin’ for some post stars. Sammus – Childhood The mind of a person is often hard to understand, often or not people don’t know what’s going on until it’s too late and most people tend to stay away from the unknown […]

Forza Street

- May 27th, 2020 |

Hey kids, did you know that your phone is as powerful as a PS Vita nowadays? You wouldn’t know because there aren’t many games that take advantage of the raw power of your phone. All the mobile games out there seem to be either casual or casual with a bit of strategy in it. In […]

Kali Kush – 21

- April 29th, 2020 |

The musical road often starts with experimentation, trying to find your style. This road is often long and turmolous with frequent bumps; only ending when one drops his or her debut mixtape or album and depending on what you call a project in today’s times, it can be beautifully produced or… in the case of […]

Cam Gnarly – 333HZ

- April 25th, 2020 |

San Bernardino, CA or anywhere in the Inland Empire is not a place that is mentioned when it comes to hip-hop. Usually it’s bigger cousin Los Angeles or any of the cities in Los Angeles county are mentioned when it comes to the west-coast sound. Make no mistake though, the Inland Empire has a scene […]

Mega Ran: A legend in his own right

- April 24th, 2020 |

Mega Ran aka Raheem Jarbo is a nerd legend in his own right, appearing in every sector of mainstream pop culture. From SYFY to WWE, he is visible as the creator of his own destiny and his force is such a presence that even fans outside of the nerdcore circuit have taken notice. He has […]

How Jon found his groove

- April 23rd, 2020 |

Arby N’ the Chief… Who doesn’t remember Arby N’ the Chief? The dirty mouthed but lovable Chief; the all-knowing but sensible Arbiter, it’s mixture of absurdity and internet humor and in later seasons, storylines. Jon has been making Arby N’ the Chief since 2007 with the start of his “Master Chief Sucks at Halo” shorts […]

Dual Core – Next Level

- April 18th, 2020 |

3 years before Dual Core had the number one album on Bandcamp, they released “Next Level”, an album that in chronological order, represented the next step towards their potential but not the final step towards their magnum opus. “Next Level” knew more about itself then say “Lost Reality” or their debut album but it still […]

Autism Speaks doesn’t speak for autism, it speaks for ablists

- April 17th, 2020 |

In the early years, autism was often regarded as a rare mental condition; a gift and a curse in so many ways. You had distinctive skills and talents that everybody wish they had but you also have a brain that cannot function as well due to it constantly being overloaded by thoughts and imbalances. In […]

Pay to play doesn’t do anything for you

- April 17th, 2020 |

The life of an up-and-comer is often hard. You ain’t got no opportunities cause you ain’t got no experience and you ain’t got no experience cause you ain’t got no opportunities. It’s a big catch 22 and sometimes it feels like you’re facing off against a system that doesn’t want you to win; just like […]

Livestreaming is where the future is at

- April 16th, 2020 |

Before the coronavirus changed lives forever, everybody used to go out. Go out to the movies, to the concerts, to those small events that promoters put on to promote the talent and of course, the DJ parties that were live and off-the-hook. These were the places you’d go to escape your troubles whether it’s the […]

The Stanley Parable

- April 11th, 2020 |

The nature of a video game is this… It’s interactive entertainment weaved together by graphical assets and complicated amounts of code. The amount of effort that goes into creating a game is impressive, often going to huge lengths to create the game world and the functionality behind the world whether simple or complex but what’s […]

2Pac – Me Against the World

- April 6th, 2020 |

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once. 2Pac – If I Die 2 Nite 2Pac is undeniably one of the greatest lyricists of our generation but one of the most controversial figures in the entire history of rap. From conscious rapper to IDGAF rapper, he has managed to provide an infectious […]

YG – My Krazy Life

- April 5th, 2020 |

When YG first emerged in the scene, he was an authentic street hustler who just so happened to want to make club music, this was back when MySpace was a force to be reckoned with. As the years went by however, the raps got better, more street oriented and more connected to the harsh realities […]

Parliament – Trombipulation

- April 4th, 2020 |

From Day 1. Parliament was recognized as one of the most inventive funk groups to ever walk the Earth. With the release of “Mothership Connection”, George Clinton had birthed the genre of P-Funk, a funk genre that went against slick production while remaining true to its roots, out of the evolution of his Parliament band […]

LEX the Lexicon Artist – Alter Ego

- March 30th, 2020 |

LEX the Lexicon Artist is a relatively known rapper in the nerdcore scene despite her only releasing a small amount of projects. She is one of the notorious ones on the scene, collaborating with a number of artists as well as having a consistent style that throws it back to nerdcore’s old school days. Yes, […]

Cousin Stizz – MONDA

- February 29th, 2020 |

Tryna stack gouda tryna take some charter trips, It do something to you, I see life for what it is/I felt like a loser, I couldn’t afford kicks, Now if I had my license, I’d have me like four whips slick Cousin Stizz – “You Won’t Understand” Whenever you hear Boston, the first thing that […]

If I, John Connor wasn’t killed, then I’d still be the leader of the resistance

- January 29th, 2020 |

Note: The article may not be suitable for younger, impressionable readers. For years, I have been the face of the Terminator franchise alongside my best bud the T-800. You’ve seen my name mentioned in the very first Terminator, you saw my childhood with T2: Judgement Day, you saw me grown up in T3: Rise of […]

GR3YS0N (F.K.A. NyteXing) – No Masters 3

- January 28th, 2020 |

Editor’s Note: The following consists of two reviews. One from T. Karras published 01/28/2020 and one from Jesse Curtis published 02/28/2020. T. Karras: It took me too long to get back to the mission/but the gem’s in your mind so you can get the vision. NyteXing – Preaching East coast hip-hop had always had a […]

On Location: A Shop Called Quest

- January 25th, 2020 |

Ever since the dawn of time there have been comic book shops. Some cool, some okay, some legendary. There are very few legendary comic book shops out there and it takes a lot of hard work and effort to make a legendary comic book shop; while finding one may require a lot of luck and […]

Ultraklystron – Variable Undefined

- January 24th, 2020 |

Panic attackin not breathin’, innocence lost got me grievin’/Warmth ends up very decievin’, everything seems so indecent Ultraklystron – Shadows of My Heart Nerdcore is a subgenre of hip-hop that is home to an infinite amount of possibilities from the production style to the rhyming structures. There is no limits when it comes to artistic […]

MC Frontalot – Net Split or, the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself

- January 22nd, 2020 |

Sometimes I look back on our earliest love affairs/I had so many hairs, and you were made of everyone everywhere, or so I imagined… MC Frontalot – Internet Sucks Early in history, the internet was a friendly place where people could interact and communicate based on interests or hobbies that they shared. It was like […]

Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Beatdown

- January 21st, 2020 |

Well, I’m the ultimate—the rhyme imperial, I’m better, but some don’t believe me though/But I’m a pro in hot material, On your Walkman, box or any stereo Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MC’s) – Watch Me Now Way before nerdcore came into existence in 2000, there were rappers who were mixing hardcore rap and nerd subjects in […]

Terminator: Dark Fate

- January 20th, 2020 |

They say there’s only two really good terminator movies. the original Terminator from 1984 and T2: Judgement Day. After that, a bunch of non Cameron involved films like T3: Rise of the Machines (which I did like), Salvation and the infamous Genisys. (which was infamous for being truly terrible, but that’s for another time.) All […]

UHF (1989)

- January 18th, 2020 |

Alfred “Weird Al” Yankovic is one of the few people who has made their own image, their own brand of comedy, is known and admired by everyone, has gotten several Grammys, has several popular parody songs and has managed to remain successful to this date. All based on being weird, being funny and being able […]

Dual Core – All the Things

- January 17th, 2020 |

Like yo dawg, inception is profound; we heard you like rap, we came back with a better sound. Dual Core – Go Figure (feat. More or Les, Ghettosocks, Timbuktu) When Dual Core emerged in the scene in 2007, they were refreshing and interesting with their initial style. With each subsequent album, they grew and evolved […]

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