May 10, 2023

Episode 5: Revenge of the Nerds


  1. “Flava In Ya Ear” (Remix) – Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J   (2004)
  2. “Soulja Boyz II Men” – ItsTheReal (2008)
  3. “Dirty Money (Freestyle)” – Nicki Minaj (2008)
  4. “Crank That” – Soulja Boy Tell’em (2007)
  5. “This Is Why I’m Hot” – MIMS  (2009)
  6. “This Is Why Duke Sucks” – Peter Rosenberg (2010)
  7. “Blue Magic” – JAY-Z (2003)


Blogs evolve from a gathering place for people looking to waste time into a platform for content creators: from early podcasts to sketch comedy to low-budget/high quality music videos. Artists figure out just how far the internet reaches. Wiz and Curren$y, once seen as niche, regional artists find fans from coast to coast. For the first time, artists can get free distribution, create a very loyal fanbase and pull in millions of dollars, without the weight of a label behind them.


  1. Video: Ghetto Big Mac – Internets Celebrities 
  2. Rap Genius Got $15 Million in Investor Financing. So Why Does Everyone Hate Them? – LA Weekly 
  3. Peter Rosenberg – “Throw Some Cheese” (“Throw Some D’s” Parody”) 
  4. The Complicated Philosophy of Jay Smooth – Columbia Journalism Review 
  5. How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist 
  6. YouTube Boosts Maximum Upload Limit To 15 Minutes – TechCrunch 
  7. Nicki Minaj’s MySpace page