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Nerdcore Manifest Destiny

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 20th, 2008

When Bryce Case, Jr. aka YT Cracker called the GETV team to say he was in San Francisco to record an album with MC Lars, Irina had an idea. “Let’s make a rap video!” she said to the two pillars of nerdcore, who emailed her a song immediately. A few days later, Irina and producer Nick the Dude rudely interrupted the musicians, threw them in a car and drove to the mission, where they filmed a video to go along with “Manifest Destiny.” Here is what Bryce wrote about the song:

“Manifest Destiny” is a song loosely about humans’ need to conquer and assimilate by metaphorically alluding to the eponymous period in the American Old West. Chiefly, human nature hasn’t changed, and the attitude of manifest destiny strongly relates to the modern day, specifically the Internet. In people selfishly following their own interests, naturally good and bad consequences arise. The Rondo Brothers produced the beat for us one night and the next day when we went back to their studio, Brandon played the instrumental and immediately thought manifest destiny would be a great topic for asong. Lars and I wrote the lyrics on the spot and a hit song was born.

Episode links: YTCracker, MC Lars, digital gangster, The Way of the West (footage), user Stomp (crowd sounds)

15 Responses to 'Nerdcore Manifest Destiny'

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  1. tseng said,

    on October 20th, 2008 at 11:42 pm


  2. on October 21st, 2008 at 2:10 am

    […] this gem: MC Lars and YTCracker, with Irina Slutsky: Nerdcore Manifest Destiny Share and […]

  3. DigitalG said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 5:01 am

    yoyoyo that shit was good 🙂 Keep up the good work YTCracker runnin nerdcore and beyond

  4. on October 21st, 2008 at 4:55 am

    […] And this gem: MC Lars and YTCracker, with Irina Slutsky: Nerdcore Manifest Destiny […]

  5. Enric said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Well done!!! To think this was a history lesson in H.S. 😉

  6. schlomo said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 9:32 am

    This is probably one of the best edited vids you guys have done yet. Awesome job, Nick!!

  7. Jackson West said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I'd love a translation of the intro — all I caught was “ya ni znayoo,” which sums up most of the Russian I can understand. Otherwise, the video is hott!

  8. irinaslutsky said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    yep i didnt think too much about what i was going to say and just kinda started saying some words since i didnt remember exactly what the guy in the SNAP video said — which is where i got my inspiration — “i got the power” song

  9. dee do said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    nick the dude will change the face of s.f. i painted my livin room, nick the dude puts suckers in tombs. b-low forever.

  10. nickthedude said,

    on October 21st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    all this is true, i buried a tootsie roll tootsie pop just the other day, it took three shovels of dirt, one, two, thhhhreee!

  11. DocPop said,

    on October 22nd, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    great production Nick. I love the GETV music videos and this is a great track to boot. Can't wait for the E.P. to drop.

  12. Ezekial said,

    on October 23rd, 2008 at 6:53 am

    I would like a link to the lyrics.

    Great stuff 🙂

  13. nickthedude said,

    on October 25th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    thanks doc!

    we need to start thinking about ur video now.

  14. Carl Weaver said,

    on October 28th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Loved it! Great editing and a good history lesson as well. Not many people can work dysentery into a rap.

  15. irinaslutsky said,

    on November 1st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    here is a link to the lyrics!