Unwarranted Self Importance

by Ultraklystron



7th Studio Nerdcore Album for Ultraklystron, the greatest Nerdcore MC and producer throughout time and space.


released April 1, 2014

Written, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Karl Olson (aka Ultraklystron.)




Ultraklystron Victoria, British Columbia

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Track Name: This Music Lives
this music lives
by karl olson

nerdcore died before i could ever break out?
sorry kids i'm not buying into that fake out
want to say it's a novelty, that i'll probably
i'll never make a living on my verses solidly
because i say haruko this, and ryuko that
because my alt persona is the shonen bat
cause i'm a ronin that's battling demons
cause i'm a salaryman whose still dreamin

of saving the planet with the verses i spit
cause late night grinds are as bad as it gets
but i cannot be sold unless i'm folksy like beck
or like the mainstream just spitin some dreck
cause whose gonna connect, when you talk about shows
the characters from which, not many care to know?
i could rap about house, maybe flow on fringe
but i'd rather talk about my latest manga binge

i must emphasize it
i will always rise it
i'll never eulogize it
the fact you cant deny it
this music lives(x4)

even if i gotta make this with my own hands
gotta take the silica right outta the sands
forge my own transistors just to make a synth
cut my own tape loops to be fresher than mint
i'll do that n' much more, make drums out of trash
write verses on scraps and turn that into cash
if i'm back to a four track, i'll still make stacks
spit my verse on a mic bought from radio shack

and it'll still be gold, well, it'll have heart
so go ahead - yeah. set me right back to the start
hit the reset button, i'll go twice as fast
leave you soon surpassed with my lyrical math
i am integral as i take no derivatives
i approach infinity when faced with limits kid
you act like a cynic kid, but i bring hope
i'm a cardcapting rapper, and a raptor pope

i love nerdcore, i love backpack
and i don't care if my idols can't accept that
plus i don't have idols, only influences
pay them no mind, their opinions are fluid, kids
if i did what was obvious, i wouldn't be spittin hard
i'd close down shop, you would see me quittin hard
if that impinges on ends, isolates me again
i'll still have my friends who be givin me spins

throw your diamonds in the air, me i throw my N
like weezy throws his ends, cause i still defend
nerdcore til the last day, until the day i die
like how i'll read suppli with a tear in my eye
it's just a part of my life i can't ever deny
i shall not live a lie, i can wear no disguise
so if you wanna be hard, then continue ahead
i got my digi charat cards, otaku til i'm dead
Track Name: No Defeat
no defeat
by Karl Olson

a million smartphones raised high in revolution
the truth shall be heard through the tech evolution
even though luddites might bring retribution
but at this point they fear no execution
tweets gives us all resolution to fight
youtube shows us all what they're doing inspite
of lack of the freedoms and rights owed each of them
they know that they're noble inspite of those beatin 'em

haters block the ISPs and the streets
but 2 million marchin can't meet with defeat
when the whole world's backing them and tracking them
actively asking them "what's like to battle deceit?"
equality and justice are the words of the day
if the people have a say, then they're going to stay
i'm almost surprised there's not more sensation
about the world's fight for representation

if you love rights
retweet what we're saying
cause it's permanent now
can't delete what we're saying
if you love rights
retweet what we're saying
cause it's permanent now
can't defeat what we're saying

we no know defeat
we don't know defeat

everyone on the internet has become allies
from goon to anon everyone shouts a battle cry
for a just and democratic state that's formed by
the will of the people not a war or a lie
it's that against the world and cam girls in their room
who changed their profile in support of whom?
those in the streets fighting for their cause
who seek equity by defying the law

regardless of what happens, let it be known
their rights can't be crushed, cause you'll be overthrown
the citizens' tumblrs document injustice
you better fear the public, cause you can't trust us
to lay down simply cause you claim to lead
we'd rather have peace but you're making 'em bleed
and though we can't be there marching by your side
we'll spread the messsages far and wide
Track Name: Deal With It
deal with it
by Karl Olson

Here's a subtle verse / but this really ain't a shy flow
It's a blessing and curse / like pairings in Oreimo
So my little freestyle can't be this based
Because you see my ita-style's all in your face
On beast mode like Maki, born ready to let go
Summon evil on these MCs / like I'm Kuroneko
Leave you in the dust to contemplate your past doom
Body you like Nagisa, Assassination Classroom

Shat's Kodocha rhyming; really just child's play
So shonen chumps line up, I'll slice you with smile eh?
I'm own on my grind, I'm out here to get more
I went from hand me downs to Yokohama thrift stores
Who'd have thought light novel heroines like Haruhi
Would have me buying anime merch at a Marui
My life is awesome like the selection at Lawson
See your faces falling, raise up ya jaws son

My everyday's amazing - Deal with it
To anybody hating - Deal with it
My everyday's amazing - Deal with it
To anybody hating - Deal with it
Gonna drop these shades cause I don't even care (x4)

Sipping umeshu Fanta, and eating conbini cream buns
I don't need to pause, you just hate my team's fun
I used to be too modest, but now I am the opposite
I both carry the universe, and I stand on top of it
Sometimes I crash a web stream, and then every ko-gal raves
Truly feeling liberated, like I'm in a Valvrave
I make my chores otaku, kill it like Spike and Vicious
Watching Cowboy Bebop / while I do the dishes

All I do's delicious: Jasmine Tea from Family Mart
Doesn't seem gar, but, it's really a manly start
To days of pure leisure, everything I do it better
Fresher than sashimi, with a taste that gives you pleasure
Shibuya lunch counters, 300 yen noodle bowls
Mt. Fuji hot springs, bishoujos on my strolls
A life this amazing ought to be held for ransom
But you cannot catch me while I'm on the shinkansen
Track Name: Boys Be Bold
boys be bold
by Karl Olson

Noticing this mojo, she's holding a meowlth
First place my brain goes are thoughts that are fowlest
Then I notice her friend whose holding a wallscroll
Guess that the sights while I'm on this mall stroll
What? My subject matter seems stuck in loop right?
Girls, anime and shopping are all that i do right?
Look, I'm just glad anime still sells man
Life without manga would be a living hell man

And I know I could just read a few scanlations
But I want to support all the people creating
And alliviating all the stresses I know
So I don't mind paying for hikaru no go
After all it gave my dad and I something to talk on
Sometimes it's my reason to I want to rock on
So I hope those who ain't half my age plus 7
Stay otaku and pure, in a doujinshi heaven

Ch. (x2)
These toys get old...
These dreams get sold...
So boys be bold...
don't ever fold...

I see a young man that like me back in '02,
Rolls with fujoshi, he's fudanshi so true
Give him a nod because I know how that goes.
He so subzero, he knows he's that cold
Hope it's better for him than it was for me
Hope he won't see real pain before he's forty
Hope the drama won't come cause I know it's brutal
Plus he'd fight it because he don't know it's futile

I got friends who are each other's enemies
And they're openly sour, they don't pretend to be
Good, but I guess they kept it honest
I just hope that kid's life always stays the bombest
I didn't ever understand that nostalgia
Until the day I recognized I would never call the
Tomodachis that I'd spent great times with
No longer all the peanuts to my linus
Track Name: Reversible
by Karl Olson

switch it / change it / flip the game / so reversible (reverse)
get it / claim it / rearrange / so reversible (reverse)
so reversible / so reversible
every week's never same / so reversible

switch it / change it / flip the game / so reversible (reverse)
get it / claim it / rearrange / so reversible (reverse)
so reversible / so reversible
this everyday school life is so reversible

getting in trouble in that old life
everything's rubble, time to fold right
yet the pace doubled, time to hold tight
replacing cold nights, with a bold life
finding other selves in the same one
caught up in the moment, an untamed son
finally became one, finding a new path
perspective lacked, now has accrued that

better not touch on their clique /
lest be you kicked /
snapping these necks like a stick //
no illusion or a trick /
solution is quick /
pen at your throat is a bic //
never a demo or a show /
ready to blow /
the legend is something to know //
slapping down all of these foes /
because they want faux /
ignorance keeping them closed //

coordinators matching the coordinates
style is the deadliest ordinance
take it to far you're escorted hence
manipulate the weak via sordid sense
a little lip gloss caused a big loss
an innocent boss set the gig off
every action's keeping the clique floss
heads up in the clouds already lifted off

never one second's a bore //
enemies sore /
never imagined they soar //
memories shared open doors /
moments adored /
getting these people to shores //
crossing to places unknown /
finding a zone /
those without seizing the throne //
used to be ever alone /
now they've grown /
companionship creates a home //

getting too caught up in the game now
isolated forgetting all the shame now
knowing in a moment it'll come down
gotta calm down, gotta come 'round
can't lose identity but the amenities
erase all selves in every vicinity
reality checks are all left unchecked
the right things left but the dots connect

the temporary reprieves /
arms hidden in sleeves /
truth never let to out breath //
until it's starting to seethe /
boiling these needs /
into the most manic screed //
posse all ready to bleed /
obsession breeds /
cuteness addiction it feeds //
losing their marbles and beads /
taking the lead /
passions are burning like trees//

beauty is a measure that's uplifting
temporary so it's ever wilting
imitated so it's not the real thing
but inside the moment sparking feelings
sinning so fitting it's forgiven
path arranged as the lore's written
prison turned a freedom back to prison
living then it's dying then it's living

the time limit draws ever close /
cut roses don't grow /
disguises and clothes are disposed //
like the world god only knows /
who knows how it goes /
reality is not a show //
triangles form then they break /
because what's at stake /
is beyond they all could take //
but for a slice of the cake /
will they act fake?
reality is theirs to make //
Track Name: Next Game
next game
by Karl Olson

So yeah at twenty I did not get plenty
Now I'm nerdy, past 30 and I'm wearing Fendi
Animated like I was drawn by Penn or Genndy
Adventure Jack of all trades, getting dimes not pennies

I'm just a child of the american dream
So some try to hate and embarrass my team
They say my style's wack, and disparage my scene
But I'm otakudom's fate, I'm the karas it's seems

Sentai protector of the hentai confederates
Swagger on Kaworu or Shinji but better yet
Mecha director for the young Robogetter set
Staying on my Wallace until my cheddar's met

Or maybe I'll just level up my wendslydale
Finally do it right for all the friends we failed
I've tried to be good, but acted too impartially
But I'm nice deep down, like I'm Marshall Lee

ch. (x2)
No flight sim now I'm on a jet plane
And now I'm on that next game
Apologies if that's upsetting
But I'm focused on that next thing

So I'll keep on spitting at clip so able
No mystery, no Dipper and Mabel
It's just science, yeah I keep it Bill Nye
But I move in silence, like a UFO flies

All I ever do is spit with a hardy flow
And steal girls' hearts guess my name's Ricardio
I used to suck at rapping and once could hardly code
I travel through rhyme now, I'm Doc and Marty, whoa.

Haters are just jelly babies, and I'm Tom Baker
Wallet's on entmennans, guess I'm a long caker
Fireflies by the bonfire try to steal all of my shine
But my verse is DDT; kill them with every line

80s born so I grew up always checking Alf
I played every real game featured in Wreck it Ralph
And now I can build those games using python
Not Kabuto no it's just Ultraklystron
Track Name: Web Toons
web toons
by Karl Olson

I watch / cartoons / on YouTube / and you should too (x2)
Come on hang out with me, were having a web cartoon party (x2)

Look Ultraklystron is back with some sucky raps
But I attack with Allegri's Bee and Puppycat
Nerd til the afterlife but you know that modus pays
Went to Deadly Space Action from a little Bonus Stage

Hanging out online is virtually all that I do
I've been hanging out on YouTube watching Pony dot Mov
Don't dismiss my plans, this isn't about Mr. Hands
I'm just taking a break from reading all these Kiss x Sis scans

I exist to demand more animated stories sir
All I want to do is watch all the Bravest Warriors
Dead the haters I like the creators on channel Frederator
Traded Macklemore's gators for voice work by Jeremy Shada

Oh no I think the tumblr kids are bored of me
But Wallow gave me props I mean Ian Jones Quartey, see
If the Nockforce thinks that I can run the block well
I'll big them up and hope that maybe I'll make their knots swell.

Nothing like watching the suffering of Meduca
To make you take a break and watch Catbug and Tezuka
No one rebukes or refutes the Emotion Lord's moop
But I'll keep playing these episodes on a long loop

But it's getting late, it's 2 in the am/pm
Is this acid laced candy or only Robitussin DM?
Cause I'm throwing a party, I brought entertainment over
It's all the podcast episodes of Cartoon Hangover

I also brought that old school, got that Homestar and Strong Bad
Got some Professor Brothers cause I think their song's rad
JFK was just the trillest of all the boys
But honestly I've enjoyed all of China Illinois

At the end of the day that fate may befall most webtoons
Network tv slots yet not one thing is ruined
Even anime has entered in this mania
Only lames haven't watched Little Witch Academia.
Track Name: Like It Like That
like it like that
by Karl Olson

ch. (x2)
i could love you like it's josei manga
i know you like it like that
like it like that

i saw you in that con line
outfit drove me out my mind
stuck up conservation
noticed that your talents shine
thought you'd be a new friend
you exceeded my designs
correspondence started
catching feelings over time

overtime my heart beats
but that feeling's so sublime
almost like I'm dying
but with you that would be fine
and now it is forever
every moment is out prime
fate tied with a red string
never getting out of this bind

so I'm feeling some type of way
on that mizuho X kei
saying onegai teacher
show me something new today
you haunt me in my nightmares
yet again that seems okay
locked into my soul now
almost in my dna

now you say love me
that's all i wanna here you say
i just need you so close
like we were just yesterday
bet on this is high stakes
but this ain't game we play
so if you want me right now
i'll be there with no delay
Track Name: Nineties Kid
nineties kid
by karl olson

tower records is where you could find me
when i was a little kid in the nineties
always dreamed that a label would sign me
of adolescence, small things remind me

just wanna go back the 90s / watching lots of nicktoons
cd boombox was the tool / i used to record sick tunes
listening to nirvana / after kurt had left the building
thinking to myself / i want to replicate those feelings
but oh no i'm a rapper / guess it's cause of odelay
though i kept the score / in rotation on my slower days
listening to nas too / memorized it was written
at the same time with cibo matto i was smitten

so that's why i wanna rewind / back to my boombox
before i got old and / before all the doom locked
back when it was golden / the era was too amazing
before the internet / had me constantly lazing
i want gangsta rap / with some grunge rock energy
i'm still wearing flannel / bumping public enemy
i think need i about / 2 decades of undo
cause though i was teased / there were many days of fun too

AOL Floppys / the internet was easy
and some how safer / a little bit less sleazy
twenty nine cent / hamburgers at mcdonalds
buy 3 and bike home / so I can watch hey arnold
kenan and kel too / aw here it goes
cheap nostalgia / embedded in codes
and i know my smartphone / even pwns all pagers
but my CD walkman / was a second savior

the dream of the 90s / is what i'm still stalking
ain't it funny that / I want what others are mocking
back when that 486 / was the top thing
windows 3 eleven / ditched for the hot bling
seattlite life / i felt almost live
the tech boom era / where we almost thrived
i still might not make it / like jennifer trynin
i keep it like Pete And Pete / weird and defiant
Track Name: Unwarranted Self Importance
unwarranted self importance
by Karl Olson

It's All You Guys Fault That I'm Not Popular
Your fault that people don't cop what I'm droppin there
My rapping's sugoi, an amazing lean mean flow
No, I'm a fool, a 30-something Chuunibyou
I think that I'm the main character antagonist
But I'm not even hated, nobody slaggin' this
Truly without notice except for my devoted
Guess it's no wonder that I've gone unpromoted

Wait that's on me, rap game tsundere
Love to hate to love it, success is too scary
I'm Yukihira, and I treat it all like Furano
I always put it down, but then I'm back on it more
Always leaving it alone, I claim that I gotta ride
But the fact is that I can't hide my softer side
I feel too burnt out to ever be turnt up
Inspite of that that, I made it here, guess that I've earned luck

I know it's unwarranted self importance
I know my ego is quite disproportioned

But My Mental Choices Completely Ruined my options
Thought I'd Become A Hero but I fell back to caution
Getting a Job wasn't Reluctant, I put my all in
I knew that my fall back, would just be a fall in
Let me bring it down, and stop flying off the handle
Put the walkman in the backpack, Recorder in the Randsell
I know life is not a game, it's no Fantasista Doll
But whatever my target, my plans had missed it all

But I will never cease, or know peace from my witty words
Always another series on that rap game Pretty Cure
Marble chop n' Screw a track, I am out here to thrill
My raw rhythm's Nudist Beats, keep my rhymes Trill La Trill
Sorry my songs are referential first world whines
All about my boring residential nerd girl times
I suppose this album might be Romance Language 3
But disappointingly I'm only in love with me
Track Name: Genshiken
by Karl Olson

ch. (x2)
self acceptance is a difficult road
when in you're in this big city all alone
real miracles happen when you get friends
finally get a tight circle: genshiken

so otaku but he could never say it
no one to talk too, so he never betrayed it
there no was walk through, or possible game plan
he never once thought, that it could ever change man
but by chance he finally got guidence
loving his hobbies and this new allience
he's a changed man, finally gotta a goal
he has a crew, and a new place to call home
used to be so nervous, and feel so broken
now he's got that backpack full up with doujin
his adult game is playing adult games
with friends who think the same, and give him no shame
just took one event to rearrange his outlook
evaporate his worries, let all the doubt cook
off - now he's a manga editor
staying on his grind out there to get it sir

she used to feel held down, rejected
called fujoshi and felt dejected
so disconnected lacking one friendship
jumping outta buildings hoping to end it
fell into place amongst those like-minded
they knew her world and they gave her kindness
took her places that she'd never dare go
went from unloved to one whose cared for
the linework filled in with screentones
emptiness replaced with a dream home
comiket tables are now a staple
of her life, they're no longer a fable
now her position is one that some would covet
selling out booths cause her works are published
club president and not just a member
all because her friends all stoked the embers

v3. (hato)
bullied in high school, the wounds won't heal well
rejected him just because he read BL
started to trap just to get a connection
surprise was it worked for a few sessions
found a group of people who accept him
one of the girls, to the girls who get him
but to some others, his style upsets them
could his obsession be out to wreck him?
cause he doesn't know where his fantasies stop now
sacred to death that the walls could crash down
cause for an uke, he feels so loco
worries that he goes past otokonoko
but where his story ends is probably happy
because his friends all have his back, see?
his path's unknown, may never be decided
but it doesn't matter with his friends beside him
Track Name: Blind Consumers
blind consumers
by karl olson

the tech that you rock from ya hat to high tops
was probably made in an overseas sweatshop
this probably ain't a happy topic to talk on
but your cellphone's tied to suicides at foxconn
that's the company all these western brands
send all of their designs, blueprints and plans
they make everything from laptops back to cellphones
pay people slave wages, give 'em jail cell homes

but if you made this stuff legitimately
you'd never get another cell on contract free
and if you think your ipad already breaks the bank
it'd could cost triple, so give 'em all your thanks
why? because you'd have pay folks a living wage
you'd have to give 'em weekends, and even holidays
and the toxic chemicals used to finish your gear
couldn't just be dumped into a river that's near

but we want a tablet and digital sneakers
new tvs cause the old ones are beaters
google tv on our hd recievers
transflective color on our ebook readers

need a new laptop to post to reddit
and a dslr to shoot pics to edit
we don't really care who we hurt to get it
blind consumers never know to regret it

and to some it might appear that i'm a hypocrite
because all the tech i rock is just as illegit
it's rare to find a new phone made in the states
or some 1st world place, i'm sure y'all can relate
all you can really do is try to advocate
make it known to the world, you should try to wait
don't upgrade every 6 months just because you can
because even the e-waste goes out to distant lands

smelted by little kids, putting poison in the air
if this cycle goes on, the poison won't stay there
the tradewinds will blow til it hits your city
don't want to breath that? well it's too late, pity.
can not complain after the tragedies occurred
i know you love gear, but you're really too absurd
with the cost it comes with, i really gotta say this
y'all don't truly need all the latest and the greatest
Track Name: All Eyes On Us
all eyes on us
by Karl Olson

We're All Tupac (How?!)
All Eyes On Us (Oh...)
National Motto (What?!)
In None We Trust

All I do is stay true like [redacted] (So True!)
Justice for me and you through [redacted] (Yeah)

[redacted] and prison might as well be synonyms
You can't be safe even if you never sin again
Every call and letter scraped for their metadata
Cross referenced against facebook and reddit later
Feds split the signal at the telecom's junctions
WESTern attitudes, you can't tell them nothing
A pack of lies all disguised all classified
Average guys all despised and terrorized

Not by any enemies that exist overseas
But by bureaucracies that was payed for by he
And by she and by us, still they can't get enough
Spending into debt, just so they can act tough
And it produced what, nothing but paranoia
Can't find the facts cause they denied all [redacted]
Requests, so I guess that we're all just guests
We're only citizens until we fail their tests

I'm a pacifist, but I believe in justice
If we elected you, I'd think you could trust us
It's overkill to store data by the exabyte
Real threats move in silence, so we'll never get 'em right
No matter the size or scope of your panopticon
Some targets are stealth just like your drones and bombs
Absolute security is just a falsehood
So everything you're doing now is not at all good

I hate politics, but I love the people
No matter the nationality I see no evil
So even if the eyes are all pointed outside
Justice is blind, so we could do without spies
At the very least I'd like some due process
Otherwise all you do is undo progress
Cause if some of us more equal than others
That's an animal farm, this is a slaughter, brothers

it isn't paranoia if they're really watching you
so you better watch where and who you're talking to
encryption compromised with a little pay to play
IE: RSA is bought by [redacted]
Track Name: Low Gravity
low gravity
by Karl Olson

and I'm like man what did i leave my planet for?
why'd we even have to leave to colonize planet four?
the dust gets everywhere gotta clean it like a janitor
i really think scientists should've set other parameters
like to ride with the top down, but it's not terraformed
and everything's cramped here: I'm really sick of sharing dorms
aliens visited and wrecked our base with terror swarms
at least i dropped ten of them guess i was in rarer form

but I'd really like to go home and breath the air freely
tired of these all bunk beds I'd rather have a sealy
plus sleeping in low gravity is really such a huge pain
gotta strap down to the bed like you're kinky or you're insane
and i cant even call home or play a real online game
even speed of light travel means the ping is super lame
my girl couldn't handle it, she said hated latency
should've broke it off earth-side, never made her wait and see

ch. (x2)
but now nothing can hold me down
cause I'm in low gravity
ain't nothing you can tell me now
in this cosmic rhapsody

to make it all worse, can't return until the job's done
making this self sustaining is obviously job one
but then i gotta wait until the planets are all aligned
i bet that's when i will really go right out of my mind
but if it's not space madness, it's cosmic ray sickness
it's like the whole universe aims at us with a quickness
and we can fire back, travel out to great horizons
with atom bomb powered spacecraft like project orion

but that'll never really change, what it's like to be the guy
who actually has to sacrifice the entirety of his own life
just to send to a note back to earth to say that we're not alone
and he get's no guarantees that there's anyone back at home
it's already difficult inside of our solar system
cause when the first team left earth everybody missed them
but now that we're actually building a true outpost
attention is the resource that we all go without most
Track Name: One Option
One Option
by Karl Olson

An otaku rap slice of life, I'm Azumanga Daioh
They're Nichijou at best, no one's touching my flow
Everything I do's in focus, lyrically a Lytro
My wallet's Pochimani, it probably needs lipo
Reading massive manga, and the subjects mostly vital
Never once afraid to say, I read those josei titles
I want real characters that I'm caring for
That geek pride is something I thank my parents for

In a world of MCs where most spit with no plan
I'm a Monster on this M I C like my name's Johan
Liebert, I hope that they hurt when I hit pay dirt
I'll hack their social networks, because I don't play nerd
Find me a D-Link Router and then I'll wreck it faster
Than Kenshi when he pilots a sacred mechamaster
I've memorized all the default logins and passwords
Blow a hole in your security like Starwind's Castor

Closed the world down and opened up the next one
Recognized that everybody has connections
Do or die is really only one option
... and I'm incapable of stoppin

I injest all these beats like they're S2 engines
I do it just to flex, not for the attentions
Of any other member of my genus and my species
I'm a born genius, so no one can defeat me
Once I was aware that I was still a child
I disabled all my limiters and finally went wild
Someone told I me that I should at least be human
But that was an impedence that'd lead me to ruin

I am the beast the shouted I at the whole world
Pushed me in the dirt, but now I'm spitting soul pearls
I'll shall make no person suffer for my hatred
Nor will I bottle up my rage nor keep it all gated
I redirected every moment of abuse
Unaffected I am never bound to snooze
Hyperreal, hyperconscious, hyperaware
My lazy gaze on the prize like a sniper's stare