Welcome to part four of Music & Anime: A Relationship Editorial, where we explore various connections between the two mediums. You can find the other parts of this Music & Anime editorial here:
- Part 1 here where we take a look at the soundtracks of Blood Blockade Battlefront and The Boy and The Beast
- Part 2 where we explore Yoko Kanno’s legacy as an influential composer
- Part 3 where we interviewed the Funimation staff in charge of the music of our trailers
In this part, we have an email chat with three Nerdcore hip-hop artists that use anime as a main inspiration in their music. Nerdcore is a subgenre of the hip-hop genre that focuses on “nerdy” subjects like video games, Internet culture, comics, and more. Anime is still a newer subject within Nerdcore, but more artists are using it within their music to create mindblowing music. In this piece, we interviewed artists TekForce, Ish1da, and Mega Ran.Disclaimer: some songs are NSFW
Godswill Ugwa (GU)- Who are you, what do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
I’m TekForce, and I’m a father, a boyfriend and an emcee. I’ve done Hip-Hop for over 10 years, and I rap about the things I love including Video Games, Anime,movies…. basically anything that’s influenced me growing up till now.