Adam WarRock’s (aka. Eugene Ahn) new album, You Dare Call That Thing Human?!? now available, has in this author’s opinion redefined how people will look at the nerd and geek music scene. Following on from 8asian’s first interview with him in 2011, his career has only served to grow bigger, providing fans of nerdcore rap with a hit MC. This latest album was the result of work from a three-month long tour, not bad for someone who had chosen law initially as a career.
Since his debut in 2010, Adam WarRock has established himself as a name to watch for in the nerd and geek music scene. You Dare Call That Thing Human?!? includes production by Vince Vandal, artwork by Mitch Gerads (The Activity, ComicTwart), and an introduction written by Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo, Avengers & The Infinity Gauntlet). The album features appearances by heralded nerdcore and indie acts MC Lars, Doctor Awkward, Dual Core, Beefy, and more, as well as comedian Baron Vaughn (USA’s Fairly Legal, Black Dynamite).
Whilst I may not be an expert in indie and nerdcore music, after listening to his album, I’m a convert. The first song I listened to was Track 2, “Human”. I generally skip straight to the middle of a new song just to see how it hits me, and the beat really knocked me over. However, he does have slower beats (“I Kill Giants,” “Beast I.Z”) for those who like something a little softer (not by much but still good). I did compare it with some songs from his older album but generally couldn’t see much of a difference. Since I do have a defective music ear, I stand ready to be corrected. In fact, his fame has spread internationally since I did ask on my Facebook page if anyone was a fan and I had several responses from friends who went clubbing on a regular basis.
In the end, the album isn’t for everyone, it’s more of a “like-it-straight-away” or “hate-it-straight-away” kind of album, and although I haven’t heard his previous releases, I’m not seeing major changes. Still, if you’re a fan, pull up those socks and pants and hang on to those glassses, WarRock will shake 2012 to its foundations.