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  • #OTAKUTUESDAYS Vol. II Coming Soon!

    Posted by Richie on

    The monster hunter tour was an overwhelming success! Now that I’m back home, it’s only fitting that I continue the OtakuTuesdays anime & videogame rap series! This week it’s all about Yu Yu Hakusho in a hip-hop tribute to the series’ iconic villain Toguro:

    With that said, my next mixtape will be released September 25th under the title OtakuTuesdays Vol. II: The Return of the Otaku King.

    It’s going to be one hell of a Fall season my friends. Stay tuned….

  • My Performance in Philadelphia and the dark side of the internet

    Posted by Richie on

    I find myself unable to sleep after an emotional rollercoaster of a day. First, let me give a big thank you to Philadelphia. The crowd in Union Transfer was amazing, I hope to rock out in Philly again soon! Here’s video footage of part of my show. Obviously, the crowd in Philly were totally being good to me:

    Well… except one person in the audience. Apparently, he took to twitter to criticize my performance. No biggie to me, although I don’t see why he just didn’t go grab a drink from the bar or something during my set if he wasn’t feeling it. Either way, I was completely unaware of what was said on twitter until after the show.  During my set, acting as a friend, MC Chris asked the man to leave the building for talking about me. Given that this is my first tour, Chris is working extremely hard to make sure that each show isn’t a nervous experience for me…so when he saw that tweet, emotions ran high and he acted in my defense. In retrospect, things could have played out better for all parties, but unfortunately that’s how they played out…and I’m truly sorry for that. The next day, the disgruntled fan heads to reddit and all social media and posts his side of the story. Once again, no biggie except for the fact that he spent the opening paragraph of his rant criticizing my music to the world. Given that his issue wasn’t with me, he didn’t have to give an in depth analysis on my skills, but whatever. Anyway, these criticisms ended up spreading far and wide on the internet, starting up the dreaded internet hate machine.  Eventually, the story reached a variety of different online media outlets. I spent a few moments on my day off having a little fun with the trolls that came my way as a result of the reddit frenzy, but eventually I found myself disturbed at the racism that was being thrown my way. Here is an example:

    Raditz, classy guy huh? I got a bunch of stupid stuff like this today as a result of the whole reddit backlash against what happened today.

    The reason for this rant is to make it absolutely clear of one thing: I do not like being called the n-word. We can cordially disagree all we want on how good my music is, on whether or not the Lakers will win the championship next season, or whether or not the sky is blue…but one thing I will not tolerate is being called that vile, ugly word.  As I matured, I made a pledge to remove that word from my lyrical vocabulary, and I’ve stuck to that pledge. It’s 2012…we really have to do better internet. While today was a really sad day altogether, I’ll work through it, and I’m no less grateful to be touring with Mc Chris and Powerglove. Nonetheless, this tour is a wonderful opportunity and I’m using today as a learning experience. I have no hard feelings towards anyone in the issue, including the twitter guy from the show (we both like Chrono Trigger) and the racists on the internet (i’ll pray for their enlightenment).

     -Richie

  • The N.E.R.D. EP IS NOW AVAILABLE

    Posted by Richie on

    It’s finally out guys! My long awaited summer album “The N.E.R.D. EP (Nothing Ever Requires Discipline)” is now available on a variety of online music services. Click any of the links below and grab your copy today!

    iTunes

    Amazon

    CDBaby

    Google Play

    BANDCAMP!!!!

    Spotify users are also able to check the album out as well!

    Next Tuesday I’ll be releasing a few free bonus tracks, including the awesome “Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis” featuring Random aka Mega Ran.

    If you’re still not convinced on whether to buy this collection of nerdcore greatness, check out the video below:


  • Otaku King Apparel Co.

    Posted by Richie on

    Hey guys, today marks the official launch of something I’ve been working on for the past few months: Otaku King Apparel. It’s going to be a collection of limited-run apparel and accessories inspired by various elements of Otaku culture. To kick things off, I’ve got an exclusive line of wood art / jewelry inspired by the old school NES controller. Eventually the copycats will come and make their own version. Untill then, this is only available at Otaku King. What are you waiting for? Buy one…or two!

  • #OTAKUTUESDAYS “SUPER NINTENDO, SEGA GENESIS”

    Posted by Richie on

    Guess what guys? #OtakuTuesdays is BACK!! As I start gearing up for the July 10th release of my summer album, The N.E.R.D. EP (Nothing Ever Requires Discipline), I decided to do a special N.E.R.D. EP edition of OtakuTuesdays running up to the album release. For the first song, I enlisted the help of the legendary Random a.k.a. Mega Ran in paying tribute to the glory days of the SNES and Sega Genesis. Check out the song below! The N.E.R.D. EP and its accompanying run of OtakuTuesdays songs will be available on July 10th!


  • COMING SOON: THE NERD EP, AVAILABLE JULY 10TH

    Posted by Richie on

    This is my official summer album The NERD EP (Nothing Ever Requires Discipline)! It will be available July 10th on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other online retailers. If you’ve been enjoying the nerdcore work I’ve been putting out so far, I GUARANTEE you’ll love every song on the project. Mark your calendars and make sure you get your copy July 10th! I’ll also have digital copies available with me while I’m on tour with MC Chris and Powerglove this summer.

  • Coming Soon: The Ghouls N’ Ghosts EP

    Posted by Richie on

    If you haven’t heard of Random a.k.a. Mega Ran , you definitely owe it to yourself to check out his work. We collaborated on his Language Arts album (I had the awesome privilege of producing the title song) and now we’re about to take it to a new level with an upcoming joint project: The Ghouls N’ Ghosts EP.  I’m honored to confirm that Random will be DJ’ing my set and rocking the stage with me at some of the stops on this summer’s Monster Hunter Tour with MC Chris and Powerglove. We’ll be releasing the Ghouls N’ Ghosts project a released as a tour-exclusive treat for those who come out to rock with us! Stay tuned!

  • SUMMER TOUR DATES!

    Posted by Richie on

    This Summer, I have the honor of being a part of the Monster Hunter Tour with the legendary MC Chris and Powerglove! Below are the tour dates: