Summer Music Spotlight: Afropunk and Black Nerdcore Rappers
A couple of months ago, I did a post on my top ten Afropunk musicians. Since then, I’ve discovered more Afropunk musicians as well as black nerd core rappers. If you want to get in the know about the newest Afropunk music, go to the Afropunk website and sign up for an account. By doing this, you’ll also subscribe to a free weekly newsletter that will be emailed to you.
When it comes to black nerdcore rappers, it was something I discovered via a post on For Harriet, the blog I’m interning for. Nerdcore is basically rap music about nerdy things like video games and comics as well as other subjects. It may or may not use chiptune, the sound you hear on classic Nintendo Games.
While nerdcore is dominated by white males, there are some black ones too. I’ll get to them later on in this post. For now, let’s get the Afropunk musicians out the way. I’ll even let you know about free downloads if the musicians have any.
1. Maimouna Youssef
Genre: Rap, jazz, pop, soul, spoken word
Free Downloads: The Reintroduction of Mumu Fresh Mixtape
Genre: classical with elements of other genres
Free Downloads: The Gallerina Suites
3. Purple Ferdinand
Free Downloads: DragonFly EP (click free download and use your email or Facebook to get it)
Genre: soul with elements of hip-hop and electronica
5. The Objex
Genre: punk rock
Free Downloads: R.S.V.P. (see above link), Toxic Waste Girl
6. Cody ChestnuTT
Genre: soul, funk, blues, rock
Free Download: Landing on a Hundred (on the right, click Free Mp3 and then Free Download)
Black Nerdcore Rappers
Free Downloads: Fly Nerd EP, America (see above link)
2. Mega Ran
Free Downloads: Maya’s Song (see above link), Infinite Lives (see above link)