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Exclusive: GR3YS0N Debuts New Single ‘Lord’ From ‘Libra Complex 2’

- October 3rd, 2020 |

It’s no secret that we love the “gamer, not a gangster” nerdcore lyricist GR3YS0N around here. His last two albums, No Masters 3 and Vibes From the 545 have received high praise for his efforts to evolve the nerdcore/otaku hip-hop genre for the next generation of fans. If nothing else, he’s a dope emcee with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Location: MC Chris/Shubzilla/Bill Beats U.S. Tour

- December 8th, 2019 |

The current nationwide tour featuring nerdcore rapper mc chris, with opening act Shubzilla and Bill Beats, is currently on its second leg, wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA, on Dec. 15th. This go-around has been anything but smooth for mc chris, especially after taking on the booking, finances, and promotion himself. However, with an army […]

On Location: Vintage Toys Event Descends on Comix Cafe in Tomball, TX

- November 13th, 2019 |

On November 9th, Tomball, Texas, got to experience a heavy dose of nostalgia, as Comix Cafe held its first vintage toys show. Vendors from the area descended on the store and its parking lot to proudly display their collections. Anyone with enough desire to relive their childhood, and with enough cash, were given a prime […]

On Location: Comix Cafe – Where Comic And Coffee Culture Come Together

- November 11th, 2019 |

Comix Cafe, located in Tomball, TX, is not your regular comic book store. Sure, selling snacks in a retail store isn’t a new idea necessarily. However, Darrin and Lindsay Stringfield, owners of Comix Cafe, go much farther than the old standard of “here’s a can of soda and a hot pocket, enjoy your Yu-Gi-Oh tournament.” Darrin […]

On Location: Texas Renaissance Festival

- November 4th, 2019 |

The Texas Renaissance Festival is a Texas Tradition you need to see for yourself. TRF was founded 45 years ago in 1947 by George Colum in Todd Mission, Texas.  The grounds of the Texas Renaissance festival sit on 55 acres of land to explore. There are 19 days the festival runs out of the year, […]

That Chance The Rapper SNL Skit Is Really Funny

- October 28th, 2019 |

This past weekend, Chance The Rapper hosted Saturday Night Live. Opening the show is a parody of ESports coverage of the wildly popular League of Legends tournaments. Chance reprises his role as Lazlow Holmes, a reporter who gets thrown into covering things he has no clue about. Lazlow is confused about everything and has no […]

Mega Ran Announces Tour With Mickey Factz And Alfred Banks

- October 23rd, 2019 |

Teacher, hero, and rapper Mega Ran has released his final tour dates of 2019. It’s a great time of year to be a nerdcore fan, as many artists hit the road to reach as many fans as possible before the holidays. Like mc chris, MC Lars, and others, Ran is no exception. He will tour […]

Mega Ran, Descendents Of Erdrick Headline ‘Warriors Of Light’

- October 11th, 2019 |

Nerdcore superstar Mega Ran will be performing at the ‘Warriors Of Light’ event on November 9th, at The Abbey in Orlando, Florida. Ran joins Descendants of Erdrick, The Returners, and Knight of the Round for a one-night-only show centered around the music of the Final Fantasy franchise. Ongaku Overdrive is organizing the concert and accompanying […]

A Mixture Of Cultures: Being A Latina Mom And A Nerd Is Difficult

- October 6th, 2019 |

Being a nerd is tough but being a Latina mom and a nerd is even more difficult. I have mainly been a nerd all of my life. Growing up, I was the oddball, the black sheep of the family. I was a total geek and even looked the part. My nerd origins start back from […]

Cosplay Is For Everyone: Exposing Toxicity In The Community

- October 4th, 2019 |

Webster’s dictionary describes the definition of cosplay as, “the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show).” Cosplay is well-known across the world. Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con (California), Oz Comic-con ( Australia ), and Armageddon ( New Zealand) […]

MC Lars Is Going On Tour With Okily Dokily

- September 29th, 2019 |

It is perhaps one of the greatest team-ups in nerdcore history. MC Lars is going on tour with Okily Dokily. Dubbed “The Crossover Episode Tour,” Lars and O.D. are playing a set of dates on the west coast together. Lars is the king of lit-hop. Okily Dokily is the ultimate Ned Flanders tribute band. Their […]

mc chris Is Touring With Shubzilla and Bill Beats (Updated)

- September 26th, 2019 |

Update (11/26): I will be at the show at Scout Bar in Houston, TX on 12/2! I’ll be in my Nodball shirt with my camera, so say hi if you see me! I will be trying to get some time with the artists as well, so look forward to a story on the concert after the […]

A Nerdcore Album Just Made The Grammy Shortlist

- September 26th, 2019 |

Mc Lars and Mega Ran’s latest collaboration, The Dewey Decibel System Just made the shortlist for a Grammy nomination in the “best children’s music album” category. Let that sink in. A nerdcore album just made the Grammy shortlist. Granted, it’s not a win. Technically, it’s not even a nomination. What it does mean, is they’ve made it […]

Chatroom Role-Playing Is A Lost Art No One Remembers

- September 25th, 2019 |

Online chatroom role-playing was the 90’s hype that is now a forever dinosaur. Role-playing takes me back to a day and age that to me seems like it is long forgotten. A lost art that no one else seems to remember. I was introduced to the role-playing world on the archaic dial-up service America Online, […]

Ash Ketchum’s Pokemon Days Are Numbered

- September 19th, 2019 |

After over 20 long years, Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum can finally put the immortality serum down and celebrate being the very best, like no one ever was, and retire as a Pokemon league champion. Chances are, Ash Ketchum’s ‘Pokemon’ days are numbered. Ash finally made it to the top of the proverbial mountain. In the […]

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