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Alex Trebek savages nerdcore 'loser' on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek being mean is the only good part of Jeopardy this side of comedian and Conan cohort Andy Richter kicking CNN "journalist" Wolf Blitzer's ass up and down the court. Blitzer would finish at negative $4,800; he had to have his debt...   read

 
 
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Mega Ran has Infinite Lives

Mega Ran returns to the scene with a new chip-hop track for anyone who's ever needed music to survive. The Philly born, Phoenix based Teacher/Rapper/Hero releases a new tune from his upcoming EP, Wouldn't Miss It For The World. Produced by ...   read

 
 

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Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls

It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the...   read

 
 
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The Roots' frontman spits crazy Mario rap on Jimmy Fallon

You're probably sick of seeing clips of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on the Dtoid front page, but I can guarantee this one tops 'em all. Regular watchers of Fallon's show of course know that the in-house band is none other than the world f...   read

 
 
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Mega Man remixed

Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more

Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and focus on his tune...   read

 
 
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Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single

Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can turn literally an...   read

 
 
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Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera

I gotta give it up for my man Mega Ran, without a doubt one of my favorite nerd music acts around. He's got quite the spread, from Mega Man to Final Fantasy VII and even to River City Ransom. And next on the block is the turning point of t...   read

 
 
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Chrono Trigger hip hop

Sales of new Chrono Trigger nerdcore album go to charity

Last year, I discovered a nerdcore rapper by the name of Richie Branson, who laid verses atop anime tracks from Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagann, and more. He was also a very vocal proponent of bringing Toonami back onto Cartoon Network, and you...   read

 
 
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What is a nerd?

From insult to identity: What exactly is a nerd?

Following a swift completion of BioShock Infinite's 1999 mode last week, I was hit with a particularly potent wave of boredom. Quelling the bubbling cauldron of monotony was easy while skating through the battle-torn dystopia of Columbia. F...   read

 
 
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Insane Ian

Go cop Insane Ian's new VG / pop music parody medley

In case you've forgotten that Destructoid is staffed by beautiful, talented people, let me remind you that we've got artists, singer-songwriters, scientists, and former reality show stars amongst our ranks. We are some gifted motherf*ckers....   read

 
 


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Stay gold, Pokemon... stay gold

Ummmm... wut? This Pokémon rap, a parody of Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything," is so ridiculous that I have to wonder how anyone in the video could keep a straight face. Thugged-out Pokémon trainers wearing gold chain nec...   read

 
 
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Get milky with OC ReMix's Kirby Super Star album

How can I help you, King DeDeDe?I NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBER DAT DERE KIR-BEH! Game music arrangement repository OverClocked ReMix has released Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute, a project that has spent a dizzying eight years in...   read

 
 
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Fan-requested VG raps

Castlevania and Zelda get Mega Ran's nerdcore treatment

Mega Ran, everyone's favorite Philly rapper not named Will Smith, started a new project earlier this year called Time and Space. On the second Tuesday of each month, he will release a short EP of hip hop arrangements that sample music from ...   read

 
 
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Game Music Rap

You want Lucio Baldomero's Chun Li remix

I've heard Lucio Baldomero's rapping skills live a few times at MAGFest, accompanying my favorite game music cover band, The OneUps. He's just released his first full-length album, The Master System, which features some excellent (R-rated) ...   read

 
 
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Fan-requested VG raps

More free fan-requested VG raps by Mega Ran

Just after MAGFest ended last month, nerdcore rapper Mega Ran unloaded a new EP on the Destructoid doorsteps. A collection of tunes from games like Battletoads and Earthworm Jim with original lyrics added, Time and Space was the first insta...   read

 
 
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FREE game remixes

FREE compilation of game remixes! Yeah, I said FREE!

Man, videogame remixer Dj CUTMAN is a showman indeed. Look at that sick armor he wears to his shows! Never seen him perform live? Check out this recording of his MAGFest 11 set -- nothing like being there in the room, but you take what you ...   read

 
 
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FFVII mashups

White Materia is FFVII tunes mashed with popular songs

Random AKA Mega Ran knocked it out of the park with Black Materia, a love letter to his favorite Final Fantasy ever. He followed it up a year later with Black Materia: The Remixes, which inserts new beats into old tracks, expands others, an...   read

 
 
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Mini-MAGFest! Game Over Austin on February 3

MAGFest 11 has come and gone, but as James Hetfield once said, the memory remains. Why should we have to wait a whole year for the next event, though? Why can't MAGFest be every day, or at least every few weeks? MAGFest organizers have begu...   read

 
 
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'Sock Hop,' Destructoid's unofficial MAGFest 11 anthem

As I mentioned earlier during Mega Ran's exclusive album premier, Niero and Dale North fell in love with "Sock Hop" when Ran performed it during his MAGFest set. They loved it so much that they downloaded the song from Bandcamp right away ...   read

 
 
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Exclusive: Time and Space, Mega Ran's new fan-request EP

My boy Random a.k.a. Mega Ran was performing at MAGFest, so of course I had to swing by his set and show some love. Those who had never seen a Mega Ran performance were in for a treat. Even Niero and Dale North were floored by "Sock Hop" of...   read

 
 
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Ballad of the Final Fantasy puppets!

In all the bustle of the Mega Man anniversary celebration, we failed to mention that Final Fantasy just turned 25 as well! Yep! On December 18, the very day after Mega Man's birthday! Ah well! It's a big enough franchise that it doesn't ne...   read

 
 
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The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!

The first "game music with lyrics" group I remember falling in love with was The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the white boy nerdcore tag team of Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey. Their curse-laden rhymes were loads of fun, from "Cheeta...   read

 
 
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Mega Ran and Richie Branson drop The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP

In celebration of Halloween, Phoenix-based rapper Random a.k.a. Mega Ran and Richie "Toonami Is Back Bitches" Branson released the holiday-themed The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP. It's a collection of song collaborations from various albums plus a ...   read

 
 
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Dj CUTMAN and Mega Ran heat up the Halo 4 remix contest

Microsoft and 343 Industries are drumming up excitement for the upcoming release of Halo 4 with an official soundtrack remix contest. Musicians choose one of three song stems to chop up, upload the finished work to SoundCloud, then wait for...   read

 
 
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River City Random has hot beats, won't make you 'Barf!'

A rapper named Random chops up NES sounds to make his music. One of the most popular brawlers on the NES was River City Ransom. "Random" and "Ransom" are just one letter apart. It's pretty much the most inevitable thing ever. Philadelphia-g...   read

 
 


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