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A Nerdcore Hip-Hop Halloween Album 108

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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A Nerdcore Hip-Hop Halloween Album

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 28, 2006 @07:20PM (#16626206)
    The rest of the world? Hell I cringed pretty badly at it.
  • by _vSyncBomb ( 50710 ) on Saturday October 28, 2006 @08:07PM (#16626670) Journal
    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.
  • by radarsat1 ( 786772 ) on Saturday October 28, 2006 @08:31PM (#16626900) Homepage
    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..)

  • Nerds? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Andy Dodd ( 701 ) <atd7@coTEArnell.edu minus caffeine> on Saturday October 28, 2006 @09:52PM (#16627638) Homepage
    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.

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