Perhaps other nerdcore MCs have an argument for being nerdier than Monzy (perhaps). However, none can say they have nerdier lyrics in their songs. To the average human being Monzy’s rhymes sound like they’re written in Html. He dropped this sweet rhyme in his debut single “So much drama in the PhD”, which garnered him much publicity on the nerdcore scene.
Never has an artist had better nerd cred than Bryce Case, Jr., aka YT Cracker, who could program Basic before he could talk. Good luck making friends in preschool while you’re navigating MSDOS. YT Cracker’s first taste of fame came at age 17 when he got caught hacking into and defacing one of NASA’s websites.
What’s one to do after being called a hacker prodigy on every major media outlet?
Tycho & Gabe (or as their parents call them Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik) are founders the uber-popular web comic, Penny Arcade. To say they are the product of “humble beginnings” is cliché but true. They were local rejects rejects who drew countless comic strips that papers and online zines didn’t want. One day, they decided to throw those rejected comic strips onto a website, and thus, in 1998, Penny Arcade was born.
She’s the self-proclaimed “First Lady of Nerdcore”, and many agree. Router puts the “hardcore” back into “nerdcore”. She has the words “g33k 1if3” inked on her fingers. Her tats alone show her devotion to the art form – because it’s not easy to score a job as a CPA when you’ve got the words “LVL UP” across your chest. Basically, she’s in it for 1if3.
Don’t be fooled – “Beefy” is just his AKA. If you’re gonna be a nerdcore artist, what better birth name than “Keith.” That gives you nerd cred right there. (Even Keith Richards is a nerd at heart.) Beefy lives up to his name and is a formidable presence onstage. He has produced two EPs – The Whitesician EP and Nerd. His first full-length album Tube Technology dropped in 2006 on the Nerd South Records label, and he’s currently working on his second album during commercial breaks of Mythbusters.