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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)

Formats: iPod/iPhone (.m4v) | Quicktime (.mov)

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  • DigitalG

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

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  • Enric

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

  • schlomo

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

  • Jackson West

    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!

  • alpaca

    The very first words in English (they really don't have any meaning – i mean in russian they don't really connect in sentences):

    “Today technology, company invented the internet. What will be? I don't know. What was? It was scary. What will be? It could be good, or it could be terrible”

  • irinaslutsky

    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

  • dee do

    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.

  • nickthedude

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

  • DocPop

    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.

  • Ezekial

    I would like a link to the lyrics.

    Great stuff 🙂

  • nickthedude

    thanks doc!

    we need to start thinking about ur video now.

  • Carl Weaver

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

  • irinaslutsky

    here is a link to the lyrics!

  • alpaca farms

    dopeness. i want more.

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