Funky49 - Dirty Apes Discover Science Print
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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 11:40

BEATS, BASS AND BEAKERS! Rapbassador, the album funky49 created to promote Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry now has a sequel: Dirty Apes Discover Science. This release is aimed at the nerds, geeks, scientists and engineers who need some hip-hop in their life. It is also for rap fans who have had their fill of songs about cars and jewelery.

Dirty Apes Discover Science is a genre-spanning work with influences from dubstep, electro-house, R&B to old school hip-hop. In the lead track “Science Like Us”, the scientific method (observation, hypothesis, prediction, experimentation, conclusion) is amazingly distilled into 8 bars of rap. “Gene Swap” humorously delves into the under-represented biological side of sex. There is praise for the humble particle in “My Electron” as well as jabs at the willful ignorance by the Insane Clown Posse. Kudos are given to everyone’s favorite internet company with “Google That”. Personal to funky49, there is mad love for the scientist/inventor in “Ben Franklin is my BFF”. The track "Particle Business" highlights the quest to discover how the universe evolved and the David and Goliath-like competition of discovery that existed between CERN in Europe, and Fermilab, outside of Chicago, IL. A music video for “Particle Business” was shot at various locations at Fermilab and was created by Dan Lamoureux of Nerdcore for Life acclaim.

Sample lyrics:
My Electron
“He’s a particle, he’s a wave, beta decay his birthday
Positron handshakes annihilates and that creates gamma rays”

Gene Swap
“Wanna do it like Mendel? In the garden like so well?
Let’s stop this gamin’ you’re cravin’ to see my stamen”

Ben Franklin is my BFF
“Didn't go to college but he started one / Didn't have a smile til he farted one”

funky49 is Steven Rush, a rapper and science enthusiast living in Tampa, FL. He has presented at TEDx, BarCamp Tampa, Fermilab and the National Academy of Sciences. He was named a “Nerdcore Hip-Hop All Star” by Wired magazine and performs at geek-friendly concerts such as Nerdapalooza. He is looking forward to his performance at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Steven Rush has also been selected by NASA to participate in Tweetups at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Space Camp in Alabama. His album Starblazer is available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.

Dirty Apes Discover Science download links:

Particle Business music video: