Next Level

by Dual Core

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PBarry
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PBarry Party anthem, nuff said... Favorite track: Natural 20s.
Christian White
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Christian White Been listening to dual core for years and seen them live in Portsmouth. Awesome just falls short as a description of these guys, I've introduced many friends to their music and it always ends with a new fan.

If you want a great soundtrack for a party/commute/gaming session then look no further. Favorite track: The Hollow.
Ulic Belouve
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Ulic Belouve Bought this after talking to Dual Core in person at TH0TC0N, he mentioned the DHH context to Painting Pictures, so I had to check it out. Favorite track: Painting Pictures.
Ithral
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Ithral This album is an excellent example of what rap should be, a description of a real life in a real world not a bunch of made up stuff about gang violence. Favorite track: The Game.
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certron Heard it on WBAI during a morning music program. One of the songs on a SXSW sampler, I think. Weird I didn't get turned on to it some other way. Favorite track: Kick Back.
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1.
04:27
(you ready, chris? i think they know who we are now. let's tell them where we've been.) I've been busy. see us stocking up the store With fresh produce from the legend six four Days off the calendar, believe i've been counting Glued to my keyboard, writing for the album I've been on the internet announcing to the public Getting five-star reviews of lost reality published Touring every weekend, hanging out with fans Signing every autograph and shaking every hand I've been out promoting, the only way i know (what's that?) Showing off my flow while i'm flowing at my shows If i'm not on stage live, ripping a set It's only 'cause i've been at work, chained to my desk I've been stressed - about my talent and capacity And if this new album could compare to lost reality Truthfully, i've been wondering if we'd finish I've been living a dream and i'm loving every minute (thank you so much for joining us here. you're about to find out where we've been.) Everybody on the internet: this one's for you My people in the crowd: this one's for you You saw us at a show: this one's for you You helped our music grow: this one's for you You purchased and believe in it: this one's for you You ripped and seeded it: then this one's for you They said, "come out west and rock it before long" I went to san diego and played at toorcon Tim and h1kari went and brought the show to me With cmos talking 'bout touring overseas They said, "come to the east coast, we want to see you" Thanks to the potters i've been rocking out at shmoo They said, "down south, your fans won't believe it" So skydog and merlin brought us down to phreaknic Every single stage, every time i rap live I see matt, and darren, and shannon for hak5 Ask for a freestyle, i'll rhyme more lines See me with the dc-949 Finesse with the moose, connect with the wires Quick pop a box, cp another vyrus Reversing and coding, connecting to shells 'cause these search algorithms don't optimize themselves (i'm on some traveling salesman type stuff. you better solve that algorithm.) Everybody on the internet: this one's for you My people in the crowd: this one's for you You saw us at a show: this one's for you You helped our music grow: this one's for you You purchased and believe in it: this one's for you You ripped and seeded it: then this one's for you I've been saying; we came to stay, face it Music has been broken, dual core's here to replace it Another run of albums packing suitcases On a first name basis with TSA agents In and out of airports all across the nation Now they finally know i'm not taking a vacation Writing on the plane, pushing higher styles Overflowing integers on frequent flyer miles Adding new shows, booking up quickly With kismet maps over fifty different cities Downtown, uptown, or interstate drivin' This song's not long enough for everywhere that i've been So many shows, and loving what i see Watching heads nod to every one of these beats I've been on different stages, rocking different mics For the same fans i love and share this part of my life (we couldn't do this without you. we do it for us, but we do it for you.) Everybody on the internet: this one's for you My people in the crowd: this one's for you You saw us at a show: this one's for you You helped our music grow: this one's for you You purchased and believe in it: this one's for you You ripped and seeded it: then this one's for you
2.
04:05
Back once again it's the duo in fact Put the sounds of our generation new on the map It's our bread and our butter (yup) the food on our plate With the content we cover and the music we make I've been known to kick back, kick back I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone Perfecting the feeling that we're bringing around With a masterpiece sculpted created from sound The rap with the flow from the cast that you know Adding cracks to the code make the track so gold Pack it and tag it like a warez group release Bittorrent, grabbing it, seed it and leech Nerdcore is here growing year after year Promoting word of mouth it's the new peer to peer My multicast datagram IP flow Spreads across routers making every net glow Exponential growth rate is out of control Forced to DDoS the CMOS everywhere it goes I stand for the purity of art in our craft And the overflowed buffer always causing a crash Every track spit facts vocal tones dispatched Always working hard, but I've been known to kick back I've been known to kick back, kick back I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone I've been known to kick - microphones I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone Back once again, but you already know This is ultimate edition like an upgrade from pro Fans understand when they see us at shows All the heads nodding to the beats, rhythm, flows This is for the listeners and downloaders too My fellow prime intellects that levitate truth I get a bit confused when they say I need a deal Or compliment and tell us we could do rap for real Cause to me this is real, most authentic on the planet I talk about our lives so the music is organic Most rappers never do half of what they say But we are really nerds and we live it every day Explains and elaborates, defines and describes Our story put to music, no one can deny Fresh beats and rhymes with our listeners supporting us So you know it's real no matter what was said by Morpheus I've been known to kick back, kick back I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone I've been known to kick - microphones I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone Now it's time that we win it cause we're in it and prove Set them up, follow through with a finishing move It's c64 with the sickening groove And Dual Core's the group that you're listening to With the plan set in motion now you're feeling the draw Supplying the kick back, it's Newton's third law Login and blog with your open ID Play these tracks and you hear my voice, over IP On some programmer, database, IT pro Warp engines on set to lightspeed go High definition on that liveleak show Or you'll error out trying to divide ze-ro So, tell the truth, it's not about the revenue It's about the music making us into a better group Never lose, coding all these open source clever tools Write read no, only thing we do is execute I've been known to kick back, kick back I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone I've been known to kick - microphones I've been known to - take your ass to rhyme town I've been known to kick back, rip it like a cyclone
3.
04:18
[Verse 1: int eighty] It's time for adventure if you're willing and able So let's take it from the MUD to the tops of the table To the floor, to the attic, to the basement where it stays To the nerdcore underworld (now that's a long way) Can't go alone but it's time to start play Better join the campaign, magic class arcane Grab another character, here comes The Rappist To the party has been added start the conjuring and castin' Settle more scores, transform the Dark Lord Level four force, pin opponents to the dart board Dice in your hand (here) give it a try Shake 'em up, close your eyes, make a wish and let fly Look, there's a Random, better run while we can Oh wait, never mind, he's the guy from Mega Ran Gotta rally the troops, it's no time for forfeit The party moves north, like six four in orbit Pray through the gates, always ready to skate Better level up quick before you meet an early fate Now I heard there's a Jesse who lives in these parts And he ever so Dangerously mastered the arts A crazy collection of sorcery and spells From the rising of nerdcore his skills had excelled And nearby's a Frontalot, but it looks like he's screwed So I ran as the Front was being eaten by a grue Normally I'd help, I felt bad for shying off But I'd rather take my chances up against the final boss There's reason for the company, gold is the goal So the Spamtec crew had my clicks on a roll Engulfed in the darkness ambush by attackers Then to the rescue it's my man YTCracker Prepare for engagement, hope I battle well Way to tell slaying elves inside of Shadowfell [Hook] Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out what you roll: NATURAL 20s Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up high if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out let them know you roll NATURAL 20s I put on my robe and wizard hat... [Verse 2: int eighty] Now this is an adventure, or some would say a game A study done in strategy of legendary fame Let me introduce, though you prob'ly know his name It's Jim Darkmagic, but you can call him James A little bit strange, at least from the standard But this family of magicians is renowned in New Hampshire Finally settled on a god with Avandra But shopped around first and almost ended up with mothra In search of irontooth all the way up in the keep But it was too steep, hit a pit that's too deep And here come the rats - no way of escapin' They want to go home play it safe in Winterhaven Running out of options with all the rodents swarming Maximum damage with a blast of flame scorching A critical hit inflicted on the enemies Cause Jim's always rolling with the NATURAL 20s [Hook] Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out what you roll: NATURAL 20s Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up high if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out let them know you roll NATURAL 20s Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out what you roll: NATURAL 20s Raise your hand if you got mad skills Keep it up high if you got mad kills Make a fist if your party's always ready Shout it out let them know you roll NATURAL 20s (single, no double up) I steal yo soul and cast Lightning Lvl. 1,000,000 Your body explodes into a fine bloody mist Because you are only a Lvl. 2 Druid Robots are trying to drill my brain But my lightning shield inflicts DOA attack Leaving the robots as flaming piles of metal King Arthur congratulates me for destroying Dr. Robotnik's evil army of Robot Socialist Republics The cold war ends Reagan steals my accomplishments and makes like it was cause of him
4.
04:26
Welcome to a war on a colonized planet The verge of extinction watching us vanish The whole human race and we're under one banner All one machine sporting COG on the standard Just landed, reads on the scanner Hands on my lancer and I'm gonna want answers Briefed and equipped now I'm sprung from the slammer Locusts spread everywhere, their m.o. is cancer Right trigger vision, strike with precision Keep the gears moving fighting life in remission Work together, designed for this killin This is prime do or die there's no time for division Delta squad what, a hard act to follow Recovering the resonator mapping out the hollow Berserkers beware I just planted a bomb With a beam, third degree, from the Hammer of Dawn, oonnnnnn Elite force soldier, welcome to the squad Combat infantry, gears march on Killing off locusts until they're all gone Hand me a weapon, gears march on Each step taken, gotta stand strong Left foot, right foot, gears march on Time to move out and deploy that bomb Every single mission, gears march on Hidin from sniper sights, tossing out a frag grenade High priced fire fight, back against a barricade Rounds spinning by like the sound of a serenade Boom shot, two off, and turn em into marinade Still pitchin', rounds keep spittin Turning up the heat while we cook in hell's kitchen King of the ring, I'm the ruler, the sultan Amped on a plan to eradicate immulsion Spasm, convulsin, coughing when the blood runs The lightmass bomb got us suffering from rustlung Still chokin, jack still floatin Sounds in the background, mortars, explosions Losing team members proving this is real Snub still rocking using boomers as a shield Now underground where I've never been before Moving to the queen's throne plotting on the skorge, suuuurrrrre Elite force soldier, welcome to the squad Combat infantry, gears march on Killing off locusts until they're all gone Hand me a weapon, gears march on Each step taken, gotta stand strong Left foot, right foot, gears march on Time to move out and deploy that bomb Every single mission, gears march on IN to the fray watching drones on my six Ammo grab, reload, and I'm back in the mix Maelstrom fire send these beasts where they came from City's last stand hitting reavers with a chaingun Move quickly, aim getting shifty Dom help me up cause these bullets just hit me Corpsers, seeders, hydras in pieces Destruction's my appetite, please just feed it Landscape scenic for this nightmare dream it Can't keep me down with the last name Fenix Piece meal, chainsaw steele Defend til the end out in Aspho Fields E-day relapse got me aiming for their kneecaps Laying down cover leading people to their evac Gears march on, strong, shoulda knew that Focus everything and ignite that brumak, brrrruuuuappppp Elite force soldier, welcome to the squad Combat infantry, gears march on Killing off locusts until they're all gone Hand me a weapon, gears march on Each step taken, gotta stand strong Left foot, right foot, gears march on Time to move out and deploy that bomb Every single mission, gears march on Elite force soldier, welcome to the squad Combat infantry, gears march on Killing off locusts until they're all gone Hand me a weapon, gears march on Each breath taken could be last one drawn Left foot, right foot, gears march on Gotta move out and deploy that bomb Every single mission, gears march on
5.
Eighty: My first time online: 1995 My neighbor's new computer, we took it for a ride Addicted from the start and it wasn't ending soon In jpeg rooms seeing women in the nude But that's not my interest, time i could invest Deltrees and trojans - computers i could infect (hold on, i'm getting ahead of myself) take a step back Started making fan sites of artists that could rap Pasted some code in an im to start up Aol choked, it was frozen on the markup Came across proggies and tools made by others Kicking people offline, the scene called them punters Had the best strings that would crash and hold the throne So i couldn't give them out, had to code it on my own Vb3 download and feeling out of place Started out clueless, a genozide bas Sprinting for the lead, i couldn't stay behind Met CaFFeiNe learned the windows api Writing bigger apps growing day by day with it Subclass, trespass, evade rate limits I'm a warez group mercenary, coding was my pitch Servers, mass mailers, anything for phish Tosers, scrollers, ascii art, journals For masters and subs, overheads, internals Multithreaded brute force SecurID tokens German, canadian, it's code that was spoken A pinpoint in time, most will never know I coded with the very best from all around the globe Bounced from private rooms, finding all the spots Bypassing blocks hide from CATWatch and TOS Wondered if accounts would even live until the morning 'cause all of this could terminate with on screen warnings YTCracker: This, digital gangster, he made a splash In a couple private rooms in '98 if my math Is correct and got immediate respect in my past With the phreakin', and the hackin', and the spammin' for cash Just ask astro, i was the fidel castro Dictator yeah'in while i'm scrolling a macro Page on 80p Free hosts for all the hackers and the ao-g's This, digital gangster, he made a splash Page on the internet in any subclass No sendkeys, so the proggies are fast All the tosers, and the mailers, and the phishes were mass This, digital gangster, he made a splash Intro art to his proggies and past Concert, to the kiddies and dash Then i spit some raps about it and i'm famous for that Eighty: Now, let's continue that the intro's begun Did i mention? i was running windows 3.1 My 486dx was so potent Coupled with a 2400 baud modem Back to the task, this culture this class These hackers, these teenagers growing up fast With password stealers reversing was the issue Switch out the email, flip, and redistribute I had LeGiON, HaVoK, rolling with a force Decompiled Fate and i marveled at the source Coldice, dive, int, and all the vb's There was server with an 's', and cerver with a 'c' I was phishing with aim, switching up the game An app that would interface with aol and aim Clearing out the rooms eating customers alive These chat sound strings had me spinning up your drives For 5-minute code with the con\con stunts One night run, over 20,000 punts Spam became my thing, growing interest in my funds Checks from aff - keep 'em coming every month Regrets never once, always used caution Aol was all i had, there was no other option Vb3 got a bit stale and so we left Threw away my vbx, made an ocx My bas 32-bit, the code was a rarity Custom controls, added gui transparency Thinking of protocols and keywords we broke We had fdo scripts and MasterAOL invokes Getting out the scene, mailing, and serving Getting into other things like Rainman and Merlin Insideaol and then observers crew Lcases, certs, i remember all of you
6.
04:06
My name's Viktor, elite code scripter From a Soviet satellite that's cold in the winter Pack my own malware, write my own crypters With more entropy than a mersenne twister Evade antivirus, IDS filters Leave the scene cleaner than mops and a Swiffer A few years ago our economy crashed The paper that we use is worth more than the cash Can't afford furniture or tables to eat on Fam'lies working overtime just to keep the heat on An unstable government with no longevity The currency I work with is stolen identities Credit cards, PIN numbers, searching for the purest Social security and national insurance Buy some, sell some, archive and trade them Compromise accounts almost faster than they make them I'm not in a group or a crew or a clique Just a handful of people that I do business with We all use a forum that's hidden from the web On a non-privileged port and encrypted instead On a dark network where the bots come and serve I've hacked with the admin, he's good to his word My inbox now is like something from a dream With a note sent from an account I've never seen A member of ours was arrested and siezed Our data turned over to the DC3 Also the admin's a CIA plant So you'd better pack up and make a run while you can Cash out accounts, make a dash out of town They're coming to your house less than two days from now Is this stuff for real? I don't know where it's coming from One last thing, don't trust anyone Better run Message still there, screen filled with caution Gotta think quickly and weigh all the options Hard drives encrypted with a big key of mine They'll never get to factor the relative prime The only plain traffic they'd see is bittorrent But where I live there's no such thing as a warrant Court's one-sided, they prove any fact Two days to pack, might be sooner than that Increase the matter at hand Blast the front door with a battering ram Pull the plug, out the window and I'm flying away Trying not to slip on the fire escape Forgetting all my files and the password for root Look back and I see two suits in pursuit Car pulls up now they've blocked off the entrance Next stop USA, off to serve a sentence
7.
[int eighty] Another day at work, I'm just grinding on my gears On some TGIF, the weekend's finally here It means Follow Friday, the choice is kinda hard Let's start with Mega Ran and my mega man Lars Schaffer the Darklord, realytcracker And beefyness of course 'cause they're all my favorite rappers Sending tweets through my phone on a tapped line It's half time, prefix all these people with an at sign [Schaffer the Darklord] At int eighty, what up, are you updating You making a song, writing it on Twitter, that's crazy [Beefy] I'm outside the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell They got my order wrong again so all those kids can go to hell [Mega Ran] At int eighty, sorry for interrupting But it's public so I figured it was up for discussion I love you like a brother so we'll be forever fam But how you do a Twitter jam without Mega Ran? [int eighty, (Beefy)] It's a simple plan, (he didn't forget you man) Hey Mega Ran, remember when we hung out back at Scribble Jam? [Mega Ran] I remember having Cincinnati chili But really you gotta come out to Philly to get busy [Beefy] Just saw this really sweet chick, killer body stay fit Body 10, the face 6, so check her out on tweetpic [Schaffer the Darklord] All you rappers tapping touching hunching over your screen I'm on an N train rocking through Astoria, Queens [int eighty] When we saw the Dark Knight back in July I took the very same line, I remember that ride [Schaffer the Darklord] And I remember meeting in Orlando earlier that month Let's see it you and me and Chozo- wait, where the hell is Front [MC Frontalot] Tardy as per usual, not to be rude you all deserve Better than the seven-score character curve Upon your output, MC Frontalot wants more If you deign to hit me back do not neglect the underscore [Chorus: int eighty, Beefy, Schaffer the Darklord] Hey I've got a thought, we should microblog a song It's a tweetstyle, we'll just make it up and go along Defying the convention how you people write a verse A crazy idea so we're hoping that it works Gotta keep posting to the song is complete But think about it first, there's no edits or deletes Even be online and connected overseas But one too many tweets could bring the web to its knees [MC Lars] Verse two, it's true, I'm hollaring at you YTCracker how's the forum, dawg? My street team's feeling blue [ytcracker] At MC Lars just got home, Grandma's in from Hawaii Been AFK all day now I'm settled time to rhyme [MC Lars] LOL palm trees, waves, and coconuts They filmed Lost by Waikiki, Pacific random knowledge what [Schaffer the Darklord] At YTC O FYI this DC CD's DIY In NYC we LOL ASAP OK THX BYE [Beefy] Working on the next album, working on the next cut The track about X-Men cartoons with MC Lars is like what [MC Lars] That cut is bumping, slumping; the flavor's strong and ample But Beefy what did it cost to clear the theme song sample? [Beefy] Lars you know my style they wanna sue me they gotta find me I run with ytcracker so the DG's right beside [MC Frontalot] I'm right behind three three and a third on the mic If I could spin it up to int eighty, he got the word of the night [int eighty] I'm just crafting code to attack my hacking foes And if I get to pick, then the word is apropos [ytcracker] I coded a dialer and I screwed a girl Tonight was awesome bin bashed a pearl [Schaffer the Darklord] I'm writing up a set-list, gotta get it tight Calling all of my dealers, I got a gig tonight [MC Frontalot] Dig. I'm about to attend. Y'all are distant? Be jealous Check the feed for updates on STD swilling Stellas [Beefy] XBox Live is calling me, message on the cell Come get a beating on Street Fighter 4 -- Love, Shael [int eighty] Beefy knows the moves and he plays it pretty smart That reminds me, I need to tag in and PRESS START [ytcracker] At int eighty I am partial to SELECT At random sorry haven't sent those other files yet While I'm here, I guess I should update my status Now I've tweeted what I needed so I #ninjavanish [Chorus: int eighty, Beefy, Schaffer the Darklord] Hey I've got a thought, we should microblog a song It's a tweetstyle, we'll just make it up and go along Defying the convention how you people write a verse A crazy idea so we're hoping that it works Gotta keep posting to the song is complete But think about it first, there's no edits or deletes Even be online and connected overseas But one too many tweets could bring the web to its knees
8.
05:08
A story unheard so I'll tell it again Clear my throat and begin at the voyage's end My vessel was decked out with new elite mods Life support cut, been ejected from my pod Brain's in a panic, emotions are frantic Just crash landed on this alien planet Pulled away screaming, now empty-handed No going back, it appears that I'm stranded Doctors examine with a paramount timing Drops in my eyelids, fearing that I'm blinded Memory's fresh, every day I'm reminded Searching for my home world hoping that I find it Mission to study what it is that you do And move to include where there's room to improve Evident truths that you prove through and through Learning things about you that you probably never knew Assimilate, learn to behave in a civil way Integrate, a wide range of trade coming into play One of you more and more day to day A whole generation before paved the way Ever so fragile, this life on a string For a finite affair such a short term fling Some say become what environment brings But one day I'll put away these childish things This is a story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again Check this story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again A species unique, it's amazing how diff'rent They seem to encounter a variety of limits Damage to the carapace causes it to swell up Plus spoken language only recently developed A quantity matrix they're placing with a trend With numbers so primitive they count in base 10 For learning they cluster in rooms where they huddle Easy as it seems, yet they all seem to struggle Request simple tasks, and they call it exercise Present simple facts and they all fail to memorize Undergo procedures and look different after At a higher intake some metabolize faster Or not as their bodies do exhibit extra mass Their top land speed would just have them finish last Isolated, feeling all alone since my birth The only of my kind that is here on this earth This is a story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again Check this story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again One note, whether planned or by chance It appears they progress as their age does advance Watching them focus on their minuscule problems Each one oblivious the same microcosm But my mind's out there in the ether Still separated from the rest of these creatures Beaconed with a signal and intercepted talkback Unreal, I believe that I have contact Black hair, brown eyes, body type slender Articulate, intelligent, of female gender In the past there had been a few sightings But each one's a hoax, really nothing that exciting Notes that we make share the same observations Expressing identical explained frustrations That said, our plan is reproduce Populate with nerds have them overrunning you This is a story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again Check this story, beginning and end Alive transcribed with a pad and a pen One for the ages, more than a trend Believe it, receive it, repeat it again
9.
04:44
It's hard to grasp sometimes That someone can tell you your life is about to be altered, and then everything changes It's crazy, right This one goes out to everyone who's taken something unexpected, and turned it around Life's work The greatest minds of our time, begin a new flight Consider them as geniuses in their own right, that's right Intelligent, innovative, running up the score The best co-workers that anyone could ask for Walking with escorts, leaving the office Arms holding cardboard, lives in those boxes Rewind a few hours they were pushing code to test A few minutes back they were cleaning out their desks Tony was furious, and ripping out the fixtures They pushed him out the door didn't let him get his pictures Nick was in shock, the news just hit him Eyes in a daze as he turned off his system Justin was calm 'cause he knew they'd find work And this was the bottom so it wouldn't get worse Lets out a sigh, thoughts on his mind As he logged himself out for the very last time Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Be prepared when you're put to the test Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Never know what you'll get Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest Fast forward three months, life's no joy Both Tony and Justin are still unemployed Craigslist, LinkedIn, nothing there to offer Tired of the same old postings on Monster They'd had a few interviews, nothing that would fly Employers see their resumes and say they're overqualified Nick's got a job, but he's way underpaid As a help desk tech for a help desk wage At home every day, Tony's writing code Cause exploits pay, but their debt still grows Check this post, a high price quote With a backdoor wanted for an app that they wrote Justin's unsure, Nick moves ahead Cause his boss just wrote him up for browsing the web Surprised to connect to the CVS box It had been three months and they hadn't been blocked Still had to login, which ended up a task Trying all the usernames and passwords they had Maybe they forgot to go and change one or something All accounts locked out, except one of Justin's Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Be prepared when you're put to the test Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Never know what you'll get Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest Justin came around, he knew they could hack it Fired up a sniffer and they're capturing the packets Man in the middle, watching conversations Came across the CEO's banking information Cron job set for the end of next week That would send all the money to a bank overseas The funds would be secure in an account offshore And there's no extradition laws out of Singapore Turning it around they were going there to stay With their severance pay bought tickets one way Packed their whole lives into one bag each Cause if you go to jail that's all that you need The whole flight dragged as they all felt nauseous Nervous, fatigued, can't sleep but exhausted Barely cleared customs, they all said thanks Hopped on the train went straight to the bank Just as expected they had the right amount Balances withdrawn as they closed the account Tried playing hardball my friends played tougher I'm flying out to see them for a visit this summer Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Be prepared when you're put to the test Gotta step up, you can stand above the rest Here we go, no telling what's next Life's up and down, never know what you'll get Never know what you'll get Gotta step up, then you stand above the rest
10.
Hey Chris, I'm writing with a lot on my mind Thinking back on our past so I'm gonna rewind From the very first track, I've always been impressed So I knew all along we would be a success It was kinda funny getting ready for the ride And knowing that this genre was in for a surprise Recalling all the Zero One beats you'd produced Taking breaks from my code writing lyrics in my cube Before we had an album or enough for a playlist I was confident we would always end up being famous Big fish small pond, that's how I phrased it Telling anyone that'd listen you're the best around face it Hey Chris, I'm still recording in my basement Nerdcore is ours, I told you we would take it Four albums later, we're building quite a legacy No it wasn't painlessly, so thanks for having faith in me Hey Chris, I'm writing with a lot on my mind Thinking back on our past so I've gotta rewind I still browse back into Penny Arcade Remembering the day Gabe mentioned our names It was such kickstart like putting in your quarters Surprised when my inbox flooded with those orders Then you came to visit so I took you down to Tobe And played him a couple of your beats you had shown me Thought you might leave me and head to the East coast To sell your beats for more than you'll probably see me gross Of course you're collected so you didn't get cocky And I still haven't forgotten your beat Black Coffee Possibly your best work remember how it's sounding One day we'll make the song and put it on an album Until then, see me still writing and recording Giving interviews and rocking crowds while performing Hey Chris, I'm writing with a lot on my mind Thinking fast on this track so no need to rewind On a ten-hour drive and my back's still sore Next week another show, going back for more Wish you could be here to hear all the compliments People love the albums, the feedback is positive Shaking hands, hanging out with who's who You'll just have to watch the video on youtube I'm just giving credit where that credit is due Everything we've done, I'm giving credit to you Hungry for it, even though there's nothing to prove Running forward, believing that there's nothing to lose Try to match your efforts with these words in my verse Cause what I lack in talent I can make it up in work Going strong every time I'm playing songs Show the rest of the world what kind of level you're on
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[Intro] Welcome to next level tech support Please press 01 to be connected to our help desk [Verse 1: Remington Forbes] All these end users calling Filling up the queues with issues and problems This user says his computer is crawlin' The internets slow and he can't do his bloggin' Another one says their password's forgotten Account locked out and now they can't log-in [Verse 2: int eighty] Did i say blogging? I meant head-shottin' Every single server I try keeps droppin' Cannot win with my ping so bad Other players pointing fingers blaming me for lag (It was you) So slow, it's a next-gen drag Messing up my stats every map i'm getting fragged [Verse 3: Remington Forbes] If you will, what's your name bill? (no, it's Dave) Can you type your password in the username field? (what for?) I just need to know that somewhere on your laptop That you didn't inadvertently press caps lock (this is stupid) Sir no need to disrespect me I wanna make sure you're typing it correctly [Verse 4: int eighty] Oh my gosh, can we move along quickly Reports need finished or my boss is gonna hit me Clearly the problem isn't with me I can troubleshoot the breeze, solving problems with ease Trust me, I only use my shift key Oh- that was it... that fixed me (Oh man, this guy is an idiot) What? (Nothing sir) [Hook] Man, I got help desk woes (woes, woes, woes, woes) From HR to C-E-Os (Os, Os, Os, Os) Sometimes I think this job blows (blows, blows, blows, blows) Come on now, you know how it goes (goes, goes, goes, goes) Now back to the show [Verse 5: Remington Forbes] Finally, now I can check emails There's a guy claiming that he can't SEND emails? Says that he needs help and he's feeling helpless He can't send... how did he email the help desk? [Verse 6: int eighty] Here's what happened, my spam filter died I'm replying to these mails where it says unsubscribe But it must be a lie, or so i get the feelin' Windows popping up and i can't seem to kill 'em It's not that the client won't send or receive it But the interface is covered and i just can't see it [Verse 7: Remington Forbes] Sir try this, sounds like a virus Disconnect your box from the network appliance Boot up your computer hit F8 so Windows can then start to boot up in safe mode Then run AV scan cause apparently This rogue code has infected your registry I hope this can fix it, seems like bad luck I hope this guy has been running daily backups [Verse 8: int eighty] Daily back what? are my files recovered? Is that some kind of program? I've never heard of it If you don't get my files back now then there's trouble Do i need to spell it out cause i'm not being subtle Oh, no worries, hang on the line Let me run this antivirus 2009 (FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU-) [Hook] Man, I got help desk woes (woes, woes, woes, woes) From HR to C-E-Os (Os, Os, Os, Os) Sometimes I think this job blows (blows, blows, blows, blows) Come on now, you know how it goes (goes, goes, goes, goes) Now back to the show [Verse 9: Remington Forbes] I was helping out the mother of a friend of a friend Of my ex-roomma- forget it, let me begin She was in need of help and that much was clear, see And this so-called friend of mine volunteered me So I called her on the phone She didn't seem to understand One single thing I was talking about I said, "Close all your windows" She came back and said "Ok, I closed all the windows in the house." No ma'am, not those windows... No, your computers aren't gonna get cold... No, that's not how you get viruses... Ma'am, I don't think I can help you [Hook] Man, I got help desk woes (woes, woes, woes, woes) From HR to C-E-Os (Os, Os, Os, Os) Sometimes I think this job blows (blows, blows, blows, blows) Come on now, you know how it goes (goes, goes, goes, goes) Now back to the show [Outro: Remington Forbes, (int eighty)] Ok, sir, now I want you to press any key to continue (Which one is the "any key"?) Ok, did you find it? (Aha) Now click your right mouse button (I only have one mouse) Ok, sir, is your computer plugged in? (I don't know) What do you mean you don't know (I can't tell) You can't tell? (I mean, It's dark. The power is out.) Your power is out? (Yeah) Ah man (Am I online now?)
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I gotta share this story 'cause it brightened my world Our main character is an amazing little girl Wide-eyed, observant, and taking in everything Plus the biggest smile that anyone had ever seen Happy as could be, it didn't make sense 'Cause this little girl was surrounded by silence All through, audio masked, like a costume No sound either way, ergo, no volume Never said a word, never made a noise In fact, she'd never even heard her parents voice But they loved her exactly the same, nothing fancy Can't overestimate the value of a family Taught her how to sign, write the alphabet, and read And showed me that special needs make a special breed Hands down, agreed, best money they ever spent Was getting a computer and connection to the internet In new technology, I'm placing all my trust 'Cause this is the science I've grown to know and love Discoveries and research with time as the offset Moving so fast just imagining the progress Endless possibilities, the future isn't clear Can't wait to see where we're gonna go from here With meaning, ambition, drive, and a purpose Just you wait, we're only scratching the surface Technology's impact can be so profound Having conversations without the need for sound Engaging was easy as now she had a choice 'Cause online the internet gave her a voice Plus she discovered that she's very artistic Designs illustrations showing how she's gifted Scrolls and uploads to community posts And gets all the downloads and popular votes And still loves reading, research, and learning Her fire for knowledge, it never stops burning She comes across an article about an advance The cochlear implant would give her a chance Reverse and unearth a whole world she's never heard Connect a couple wires and activate the nerves This gift that we're given, for her, would be priceless Explore the other side of this curtain made of silence In new technology, I'm placing all my trust 'Cause this is the science I've grown to know and love Discoveries and research with time as the offset Moving so fast just imagining the progress Endless possibilities, the future isn't clear Can't wait to see where we're gonna go from here With meaning, ambition, drive, and a purpose Just you wait, we're only scratching the surface She met with the doctors and planned all of it out Insurance came through and they paid the whole amount Now I believe in miracles, I'll honestly confess Impressed, the surgery had ended in success Confused by the very first sounds that she hears In therapy for years while adjusting to her ears Hit a couple barriers, she's overcoming all of it Dedicated, working every day with audiologists Plus she's an optimist, still got that smile It's even bigger now, grin is wider than a mile Talking to her parents, such a great influence Speaking with her friends even getting into music Grooving to some nerdcore and hearing all the fun She's a dual core fan, favorite album's zero one But that might change with the song that you're witnessing I mean this sincerely: thank you for listening In new technology, I'm placing all my trust 'Cause this is the science I've grown to know and love Discoveries and research with time as the offset Moving so fast just imagining the progress Endless possibilities, the future isn't clear Can't wait to see where we're gonna go from here With meaning, ambition, drive, and a purpose Just you wait, we're only scratching the surface In new technology, I'm placing all my trust 'Cause this is the science I've grown to know and love Discoveries and research with time as the offset Moving so fast just imagining the progress Endless possibilities, the future isn't clear Can't wait to see where we're gonna go from here With meaning, ambition, drive, and a purpose Just you wait, we're only scratching the surface
13.
08:49
(what's up everyone?) (it's great to be here this evening) (i hope you're all having a good time, i certainly am) (so i like hacking, but i also like rapping) My real name's david My interests are scifi, internet, and gaming Grabbin hold of mics and running up on stages And spit a hard drive full of rhymes rocking faces Face it, this is what i do And i do this for my people, namely you, you, and you TRUE! a rapper in the zone That could write his own code, hack the os on your phone? Then go home, put himself to the test? Then go to work and sit for hours at a desk? While still spitting hot enough to cook an atom? Well let me share a secret... you're looking at him! Believe me, six four is trying to defeat me My beat need's a regular expression, being greedy Appease me, feed me, about to lose my mind He's got jvm tracks, they compile just in time Got him overclocked and he's maxing out the load My guitar hero flow always eating up the notes Breaking the controls so i take them to my shows The drum's ZeaLouS1 bout to make my head explode Boom! a headshot everytime i go Start a round, hunt em down so that everybody knows Listenin, the beat turns the heat up to blisterin Can't touch the key that the feed was encrypted in WIN! Dual core on the mic and we're keeping it tight Everybody said al-right (alright) Just have a good time til the end of the night Everybody said al-right (alright) Top of the game and that's just how it goes The best act around or in town that you know Get prepared for return of the snares Rock the flow for the rest of the show, so NOW Ready to run, second to none, better be steady for ev-e-ry one Revving the tongue, weapon of fun, melting the SUN Download and click run Hear me coming to get some, exhibiting all of the symptoms ONE more time for my people in the front row I'm loving all of you folks, giving me energy ripping the show Wanting to get back, call me part of the riff raff Cause i'm tearing down the mics, ev-e-ry night, coming to spit facts Never been known to skip that Calling a semaphore, stylin, and rising out of the impasse Cause you never know, trojaned all of my /bin/bash At home with my cell phone, always rockin a tin hat Set connect, sending the packets with a syn ack Always working it hard, once in a while been known to kick back Get that? Dual core on the mic and we're keeping it tight Everybody said al-right (alright) Just have a good time til the end of the night Everybody said al-right (alright) Top of the game and that's just how it goes The best act around or in town that you know Get prepared for return of the snares Rock the flow for the rest of the show, so Now i stand with the best keep you planted in check My delivery moves like the planet express "good news everyone" is what i expect Vocal tones mold a flow and we add the finesse Seismographs crash while they're measurin' my temperament And if i'm playing vegas going all in then you better bet Evident, i'm not some heaven sent precedent I'm the same as all of you, just trying hard to represent Saint's row too, so it's time to collect And dual core's the name that you've gotta respect Respect

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released July 31, 2009

Created by Dual Core.
Produced & mixed by c64 - c64music.bandcamp.com.
Lyrics & vocals by int eighty.

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