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This Music Lives

from Unwarranted Self Importance by Ultraklystron



A Song About Nerdcore's Immortality And Inevitability.


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


from Unwarranted Self Importance, released April 1, 2014




Ultraklystron Victoria, British Columbia

Making Drum n' Bass, Nerdcore, Anime Rap, Trap, Vaporwave, Beat Tapes & much more since 1997. Well, started some of those at different points, but whatever.

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