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7th Apr '16 3:06:43 AM PoeDameron
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* Even much-maligned rapper Music/SouljaBoy has admitted to an anime obsession. He released a much-maligned mixtape that sampled the Manga/DeathNote soundtrack.

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* Even much-maligned rapper Music/SouljaBoy Music/SouljaBoy, of all people, has admitted to an anime obsession. He released a much-maligned mixtape that sampled the Manga/DeathNote soundtrack.



* Music/LilWayne has some lines that fall under this. An example in "Mr. Carter":

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* Music/LilWayne Music/LilWayne, of all people, has some lines that fall under this. An example in "Mr. Carter":



* Music/ChildishGambino, the rap name for Donald Glover, is full of nerdy references, including to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' in "Bonfire" and DragonBallZ in "Not Going Back".

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* Music/ChildishGambino, the rap name for Donald Glover, Music/ChildishGambino is full of nerdy references, including to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' in "Bonfire" and DragonBallZ in "Not Going Back".Back". He also acted in ''Film/TheMartian''.
7th Apr '16 3:03:49 AM PoeDameron
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* Music/SnoopDogg did a track called Batman & Robin. While ostensibly a cover/parody of the Adam West Batman series, Snoop mentions characters that weren't in the series, such as Clayface. Generally Snoop Dogg has proven himself to be quite nerdy, showing interest in a wide variety of areas, including Anime/DragonBallZ.

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* Music/SnoopDogg did a track called Batman & Robin. While ostensibly a cover/parody of the Adam West Batman series, Snoop mentions characters that weren't in the series, such as Clayface. Generally Snoop Dogg has proven himself to be quite nerdy, showing interest in a wide variety of areas, including GameOfThrones and Anime/DragonBallZ.
7th Apr '16 3:01:33 AM PoeDameron
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* The other ruling champions of this trope are the Music/WuTangClan. All of them are massive {{Wuxia}} fans, as well as comic books and Blaxsploitation movies. Members Ghostface Killah and Method Man have rapped under the aliases [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Starks]] and [[Comicbook/GhostRider Johnny Blaze]], respectively. The RZA does guest commentary for many [=DVDs=] of kung-fu movies, often putting so-called experts in the genre to shame with his knowledge. These obsessions aren't mere gimmickry, though. Their debut album ''Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'' has been called the greatest rap album of all time by many, many sources.

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* The other ruling champions of this trope are the Music/WuTangClan. All of them are massive {{Wuxia}} fans, as well as comic books and Blaxsploitation movies. Members Ghostface Killah and Method Man have rapped under the aliases [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Starks]] and [[Comicbook/GhostRider Johnny Blaze]], respectively. The RZA does guest commentary for many [=DVDs=] of kung-fu movies, often putting so-called experts in the genre to shame with his knowledge. These obsessions aren't mere gimmickry, though. Their debut album ''Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'' has been called the greatest rap album of all time by many, many sources. Ghostface Killa also made cameo appearances in ''ThirtyRock'' and ''Film/IronMan'', although his part in the latter was cut.
7th Mar '16 11:14:59 AM GrammarNavi
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* Some of Music/{{Diafrix}}'s tracks and music videos have references to [[WheresWally Wally]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other pop culture characters.

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* Some of Music/{{Diafrix}}'s tracks and music videos have references to [[WheresWally [[Literature/WheresWally Wally]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other pop culture characters.
22nd Feb '16 5:33:28 PM smentlemangorcus
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** And let us not forget ''Touch the Sky'', where he is "trying to stop lion like he's Mumm-Ra"
27th Jan '16 12:47:21 PM Piando
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* {{MF DOOM}} is one of the kings of this trope. After his brother was killed in a car accident, he reinvented himself with a Doctor Doom-obsessed supervillain persona. His work contains references to numerous comic books, movies, and Saturday morning cartoons, and he collaborated with mega-producer {{Music/Danger Mouse}} on an Creator/AdultSwim sponsored album called ''The Mouse and the Mask'' that contained songs about ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''PerfectHairForever'', and more.

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* {{MF Music/{{MF DOOM}} is one of the kings of this trope. After his brother was killed in a car accident, he reinvented himself with a Doctor Doom-obsessed supervillain persona. His work contains references to numerous comic books, movies, and Saturday morning cartoons, and he collaborated with mega-producer {{Music/Danger Mouse}} on an Creator/AdultSwim sponsored album called ''The Mouse and the Mask'' that contained songs about ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''PerfectHairForever'', ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'', and more.



* SnoopDogg did a track called Batman & Robin. While ostensibly a cover/parody of the Adam West Batman series, Snoop mentions characters that weren't in the series, such as Clayface. Generally Snoop Dogg has proven himself to be quite nerdy, showing interest in a wide variety of areas, including DragonBallZ.

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* SnoopDogg Music/SnoopDogg did a track called Batman & Robin. While ostensibly a cover/parody of the Adam West Batman series, Snoop mentions characters that weren't in the series, such as Clayface. Generally Snoop Dogg has proven himself to be quite nerdy, showing interest in a wide variety of areas, including DragonBallZ.Anime/DragonBallZ.



** Soulja Boy does this by the truckload in his mixtape-exclusive tracks "{{Anime}}" and "[[DragonBallZ Goku]]". [[WordSaladLyrics Too bad they don't make any sense...]]
* LilWayne has some lines that fall under this. An example in "Mr. Carter":

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** Soulja Boy does this by the truckload in his mixtape-exclusive tracks "{{Anime}}" and "[[DragonBallZ "[[Anime/DragonBallZ Goku]]". [[WordSaladLyrics Too bad they don't make any sense...]]
* LilWayne Music/LilWayne has some lines that fall under this. An example in "Mr. Carter":



* Ludacris' song "Press the Start Button" is one video game reference after another.

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* Ludacris' Music/{{Ludacris}}'s song "Press the Start Button" is one video game reference after another.



* Indie hip-hop group Furthermore ended their first album with "Melted Vinyl", which name-drops a downright ridiculous number of {{Marvel}} superheroes, then mentions a crossover with the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica in the final verse.
* And then there's Ken Leavitt-Lawrence, a.k.a. [=MC=] Hawking, who performs his astrophysics-themed raps with a [=WillowTalk=] speech-to-text and represents himself as ''being'' Stephen Hawking.

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* Indie hip-hop group Furthermore ended their first album with "Melted Vinyl", which name-drops a downright ridiculous number of {{Marvel}} Creator/MarvelComics superheroes, then mentions a crossover with the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica in the final verse.
* And then there's Ken Leavitt-Lawrence, a.k.a. [=MC=] Hawking, who performs his astrophysics-themed raps with a [=WillowTalk=] speech-to-text and represents himself as ''being'' Stephen Hawking.UsefulNotes/StephenHawking.



* The Cover for OutKast's second album, "ATLiens", looks like a comic book cover, it even goes as far as having a date and price on it in the style of comic book covers. Most of the booklet actually ''is'' a mini-comic book, depicting the group as superheroes in a science fiction setting. Taking this one further, the CD single for Jazzy Belle comes in a standard jewel case with a booklet containing a sequel to this comic. The music on the album is quite spacey and sci-fi influenced and some of the lyrics are quite alien themed. It's pretty well known that André3000 is the nerd of the group, with a wide variety of pop cultural interests and a rather eccentric personality all expressed in his lyrics. Big Boi on the other hand models himself as the straight man with more straightforward hip hop image.
* Rapper Wale, who, although he nicely drops sports references in his rhymes (and refers to himself occasionally in songs as "Wale Ovechkin" as per the Washington Capitals player), gained notice for a critically acclaimed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mixtape_About_Nothing mixtape that was inspired by (and used samples from)]] {{Seinfeld}}. He had a second Seinfeld-themed (and popular) mixtape some years later.
* Music/JayZ references several comic characters in his track "Kingdom Come" off the album of the same name. He compares himself to Franchise/{{Superman}}/Clark Kent, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]]. Plus the parallel between the state of Hip-Hop at the time of his album's release and the state of the world in DC's ''Comicbook/KingdomCome''.

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* The Cover for OutKast's Music/OutKast's second album, "ATLiens", "[= ATLiens =]", looks like a comic book cover, it even goes as far as having a date and price on it in the style of comic book covers. Most of the booklet actually ''is'' a mini-comic book, depicting the group as superheroes in a science fiction setting. Taking this one further, the CD single for Jazzy Belle comes in a standard jewel case with a booklet containing a sequel to this comic. The music on the album is quite spacey and sci-fi influenced and some of the lyrics are quite alien themed. It's pretty well known that André3000 is the nerd of the group, with a wide variety of pop cultural interests and a rather eccentric personality all expressed in his lyrics. Big Boi on the other hand models himself as the straight man with more straightforward hip hop image.
* Rapper Wale, who, although he nicely drops sports references in his rhymes (and refers to himself occasionally in songs as "Wale Ovechkin" as per the Washington Capitals player), gained notice for a critically acclaimed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mixtape_About_Nothing mixtape that was inspired by (and used samples from)]] {{Seinfeld}}.Seres/{{Seinfeld}}. He had a second Seinfeld-themed (and popular) mixtape some years later.
* Music/JayZ references several comic characters in his track "Kingdom Come" off the album of the same name. He compares himself to Franchise/{{Superman}}/Clark Kent, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and [[{{Spider-Man}} [[ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]]. Plus the parallel between the state of Hip-Hop at the time of his album's release and the state of the world in DC's ''Comicbook/KingdomCome''.



* ChildishGambino, the rap name for Donald Glover, is full of nerdy references, including to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' in "Bonfire" and DragonBallZ in "Not Going Back".

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* ChildishGambino, Music/ChildishGambino, the rap name for Donald Glover, is full of nerdy references, including to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' in "Bonfire" and DragonBallZ in "Not Going Back".



* Music/BlissNEso stuffed their track "Destiny Lane" with pop culture references. Film/AliceInWonderland, the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Black Pearl]], Creator/{{Shakespeare}}, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, Creator/TimBurton, Creator/TheBeatles, and the list goes on... Other tracks also contain references to Film/TheMatrix among other things.
* Some of Music/{{Diafrix}}'s tracks and music videos have references to [[WheresWally Wally]], {{Superman}}, and other pop culture characters.

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* Music/BlissNEso stuffed their track "Destiny Lane" with pop culture references. Film/AliceInWonderland, the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Black Pearl]], Creator/{{Shakespeare}}, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, Creator/TimBurton, Creator/TheBeatles, Music/TheBeatles, and the list goes on... Other tracks also contain references to Film/TheMatrix among other things.
* Some of Music/{{Diafrix}}'s tracks and music videos have references to [[WheresWally Wally]], {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other pop culture characters.



* Music/WeirdAlYankovic did a song "White and Nerdy" which was a spoof of the rap song "Ridin'". Given the title of the spoof, this was of course full of nerdy references, from collecting ''X-Men'' comics to finding out if he liked [[Franchise/StarTrek Kirk or Picard]] better.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic did a song "White and Nerdy" which was a spoof of the rap song "Ridin'". Given the title of the spoof, this was of course full of nerdy references, from collecting ''X-Men'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics to finding out if he liked [[Franchise/StarTrek Kirk or Picard]] better.
28th Dec '15 3:56:48 PM Anddrix
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* {{MF DOOM}} is one of the kings of this trope. After his brother was killed in a car accident, he reinvented himself with a DoctorDoom-obsessed supervillain persona. His work contains references to numerous comic books, movies, and Saturday morning cartoons, and he collaborated with mega-producer {{Music/Danger Mouse}} on an Creator/AdultSwim sponsored album called ''The Mouse and the Mask'' that contained songs about ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''PerfectHairForever'', and more.

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* {{MF DOOM}} is one of the kings of this trope. After his brother was killed in a car accident, he reinvented himself with a DoctorDoom-obsessed Doctor Doom-obsessed supervillain persona. His work contains references to numerous comic books, movies, and Saturday morning cartoons, and he collaborated with mega-producer {{Music/Danger Mouse}} on an Creator/AdultSwim sponsored album called ''The Mouse and the Mask'' that contained songs about ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', ''PerfectHairForever'', and more.
26th Oct '15 12:39:47 PM DaibhidC
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* Music/JayZ references several comic characters in his track "Kingdom Come" off the album of the same name. He compares himself to Franchise/{{Superman}}/Clark Kent, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]]. Plus the parallel between the state of Hip-Hop at the time of his album's release and the state of the world in Kingdom Come.

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* Music/JayZ references several comic characters in his track "Kingdom Come" off the album of the same name. He compares himself to Franchise/{{Superman}}/Clark Kent, [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]], and [[{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]]. Plus the parallel between the state of Hip-Hop at the time of his album's release and the state of the world in Kingdom Come.DC's ''Comicbook/KingdomCome''.
18th Oct '15 4:37:16 PM bwburke94
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** He also wrote and performed the theme for one iteration of the ''MaddenNFL'' series.

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** He also wrote and performed the theme for one iteration of the ''MaddenNFL'' ''VideoGame/MaddenNFL'' series.
22nd Aug '15 12:06:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** RZA also did the soundtracks for ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' and ''Film/KillBill'' because of his skill as a musician and his knowledge of the genre, making him ideal to create a suitable score. He's also starring in/writing/directing ''The Man with the Iron Fists'', a martial arts film that features RussellCrowe, who took the role after working with RZA in ''TheNextThreeDays''.

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** RZA also did the soundtracks for ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' and ''Film/KillBill'' because of his skill as a musician and his knowledge of the genre, making him ideal to create a suitable score. He's also starring in/writing/directing ''The Man with the Iron Fists'', a martial arts film that features RussellCrowe, Creator/RussellCrowe, who took the role after working with RZA in ''TheNextThreeDays''.''Film/TheNextThreeDays''.
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