Dirty Apes Discover Science

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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, forming a 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.

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released January 3, 2012

Thanks and greets to: All of the collaborators on this album. Without their awesome contributions, this album would be a lot less rich in timbre and texture. Big ups to the Florida nerdcore massive, especially the Emergency Pizza Party (MC Wreckshin, Sir-Up, Betty Rebel and Benjamin Bear) and the rest of my nerdcore massive on the internet especially the fine folks at Nerdcore Now. All my science teachers. All scientists & engineers of the world. The employees of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, especially Dr. Ben Kilminster, Tona Kunz and the CDF band, the Drug Sniffing Dogs. The Tevatron. The people at the National Academy of Science, especially Ann Merchant. Dan Lamoureux of for making the music video for “Particle Business”. Gabriel Spitzer of Chicago’s WBEZ. Everyone who follows me on the Twitter. Everyone that works in front an LCD screen or four. The people chilling their butts off in data centers and it is so noisy in there they gotta crank this up. Thanks and greets to all the people I’m forgetting. If you were sampled, please don’t sue. If I’m wrong on something, consider your listen part of a peer review. Let me know and I will issue a rap retraction!

The idea for this album came out in summer 2009 but I’m not done. Future tracks I want to make along the “Dirty Apes” vein: A rap battle between Tesla and Edison, a song for our Voyager/Pioneer space probes called “Escape Trajectory”, a song discussing the spinoff technologies from research in basic science, a song about our Out of Africa migration (we are all homo sapiens!) and being humble because we’re just a speck on this pale blue dot and can die because of tiny specks like germs (think Carl Sagan meets Bill Nye meets Douglas Adams’ Total Perspective Vortex). I also want to make a track with my EPP family where we rap about different chemicals effects on the brain. mCRT imagines a rap battle between Lysenko and Lamarck and a story about the voyage of The Beagle. Ultimately, I would love to get big name musicians to help marry science and music.

Peace and humptiness forever,
-steve
funky49.com / rapbassador.com

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funky49 is a rapper and science enthusiast living in Tampa, FL. He has presented at TEDx, Fermilab, and the National Academy of Sciences. He was named a “Nerdcore Hip-Hop All Star” by Wired magazine. He has performed at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and geek-friendly concerts such as Nerdapalooza. His album Starblazer is available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. ... more

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Track Name: Science Like Us
[verse1]
i got sci, come fly with me, to the moon
you don't got sci, you fly to your doom
funk in the lab, downloads by the googleplex
when it comes to learning I say, What's Next?
sit the dogma, stand up, time to listen
time to be a knowledgeable, world citizen
in addition to whatever you wanna be
science or nothing, whats it gonna be?

[hook]
no one in the lab got science like us
science like us, sci-science like us
no one in the lab got science like us
science like us, sci-science like us
what do you got? WE GOT SCIENCE!
what do you got? WE GOT SCIENCE!
what do you got? WE GOT SCIENCE!
no one in the lab got science like us!

[verse2]
what's the story morning glory, four
nine in the laboratory, log ya journals,
bunsen burner HOT, better watch your ass
hot glass looks like cold glass
mass in action, jumpin off Periodic Tables
i'm a force, capable and able
rhyme collider Batavia Fresh Prince
Sirius bright, I know you like this
Luminosity on the increase
like the Tevatron, no mean feat
explode like supernova on the mic
like quantum physics I'm out of sight
like a cylinder son, i'm graduated
USF bachelor's matriculated
still learnin I'm a student forever
brain in gear so I can stay clever

[bridge]
aiight ya'll
let me hear your favorite part of the ATOM
Is it the neutron?
what about some proton love?
SOMEBODY SAY MY ELECTRON!!!

[verse3]
patient observation for explanation
phenomenon, worthy of your notation
formulate question for testin' you don't know,
cause right now you're just guesin' but
trust me, gotta create hypothesis
answer possibility for testing see you're
groovin, experiment now approvin'
or disprovin' so come to your conclusion

[hook]
Track Name: Particle Business
welcome all ya'll to the Fermilab...
on the Illinois prairie...
beneath the bison... the frontier of science....
Let me introduce to you... FERMILAB!

-HOOK
rock stars of physics, particle business
smash matter, antimatter and witness
quarks, bottom to top they don't stop
"where the Higgs at?" yo that's their mark
where the Higgs at? x3 go go go!

-VERSE1
Tevatron, OG atom smasher
say hello to CERN's party crasher, the
new "Lord of the Rings" LHC, hear me, this
be competitive collaboration baby
strippin' electrons, makin' ions of
hydrogen, now pull that proton
give it that speed we need to make real science
get achieved, I believe, shock
protons, greatly accelerated
two teraelectronvolts they now rated
fated to smash, and get mated
creatin' smaller bits, energy still equated!
we love collisions, take snapshots
till we get the right shot, learn a lot yo, a
mad grip of events do occur
blast fast, data stream is a blur
normal events, they get ignored,
Higgs events, they get adored

HOOK

-VERSE2
high over frontier Wilson Hall tall with
aesthetics, its a science cathedral
for the people that see with math,
collider detectors and massive graphs
D-Zero or CDF, who's the best?
if pressed I guess who's closest to
quench the measurement thirst and
who got their results in first
collision detectors, fermion collectors
this ain't the 60s with pocket protectors
these peeps cool, like super conducted
magnets, you know four nine ain't frontin'

HOOK

-VERSE3
to me triple beams don't mean pushin' mad coke,
it's scientists in lab coats, so
you ready for insight twilight or limelight?
research in basic science, I'll fight. who's
side you with? R&D dollars? or
pork spending for anyone who hollas?
brain drain? no technology policy.
ballot box for better decisions in D.C.
rap Carl Sagan over new Vangelis keys
science cutter clowns get smacked down please, I'm
trippin' at students slippin' (slippin') in
test scores, against the world they're dippin
lets be liftin, positive like positrons
before we ask where we gone wrong
down with MTV, forget what you heard
get lost in Cosmos and Mister Wizard! (repeat x2)

HOOK
Track Name: My Electron (feat. Karl Olson)
[verse 1]
symbol may be a lower case e but
electrons are upper case to me
like Brits with and their Ecstasy,
that’s what you do to me, little e
fast, furious around the nucleus -
google dat shit if you’re curious
E L E C T R O N -
that’s how you’re spelling my friend
outer shell fellow dancing festive,
Joker asking “Why So Negative?”
that’s his charge that he carries building block,
it’s elementary
Lepton, First generation like
gray Sony Plaaaay-stations
he’s Fermion with a little mass but
he and his kind can shock your ass

[verse2]
next up what I’m telling all ya’ll
why you can’t Shadowcat through walls
magnetic field makes things solid
ask a scientist - get some knowledge like
lined up atoms spin like Sprees
boost electron’s force like SHEESH!
they can get a push, get a pull but I
wouldn’t call all that a miracle
insane clown disgraced lost cases I
wanna defibrillate your faces
J, Shaggy, you guys are jerks -
its damn sexy knowing how things work
ignorance is tragic, magnets are science,
not magic - so I’m hoping this verse costs me every single listener of Insane Clown Posse

[verse3] - karl olson
no gossip, so i'll won't tell,
which atoms bond to my shell
but my role is so prevalent,
connection's deep and more covalent
literally at the sub atomic,
feels like this bass sub sonic
seems my bonding role is chronic,
even when it's just ionic
switched my bonds so please don't hate,
you'll be my precipitate
besides you were so sedate,
attraction did not equate
really this ain't prosecution,
i just need electrocution
if you stayed in my solution,
it'd mess with my revolution

[verse4]
Little e is happening man like
Little Italy in Manhattan, <DAMN>
you’d be sad, mad at me if i
took away electrons in your batteries
he can’t get enough big ups like
Van de Graff’s mess your wig up
he got his own microscopes and
fist fights cancer givin’ hope
he’s a particle, he’s a wave,
beta decay his birthday
positron handshakes annihilates
and that creates gamma rays
I don’t want no magic wand, all I want is my ‘lectron
I don’t want no dummy blonde, all I want is my ‘lectron
Track Name: Benjamin Franklin is my BFF
A Penny saved is a penny earned
well Benny read and Benny learned
now his face worth a hundered dollars
founding father, ask a hundred scholars
not frightened of Enlightenment
the sky he went with the kite he sent
beat germs with a window open
today we affirm what he was knowing
Renaissance Man - polymath
pleased with reasons to take a bath
SO! fresh SO! clean SO! be impressed
what problems will he tackle next?
big thinker but not an Indian
tho given the title First American
Ben loved ladies all of his life so
hide your girls, hide your wife

Boston born, family not big in the cheese
easy to see, they didn't have means
not a Mister Drummand richie folks
move the world, it takes different strokes
Old Ben, bold in many roles
Paris to Philly streets he strolled know,
had experiments keen observation,
many vocations changes in life station
apprentice runaway to fun away from home
split Mick, he's a rolling stone
England and France, we sent him
Benjamins, Franklins, we spend him
didn't go to college but he started one
didn't have a smile till he farted one
my jams are like almanacs of rap
four nine and Ben, don't take a nap
Track Name: Gene Swap (feat. Songb3rd)
[intro]
Hey baby.
Let’s slow it down... just a little bit... cause
I'm gonna talk in this deep voice
like a Barry White intro, see
you got me feeling this way
you gave me these.. URGES.
they’re SO stronge...
I gotta do something about them.
I gotta do something right now

[hook] Songb3rd / Ayana Wright
I just wanna, swap my genes with you
I just wanna, drop my jeaaanns
I just wanna, swap my genes with you
I just wanna....

[verse1]
girl you attractin, i'm mackin
not Rerun, but I'm What's Happenin
Now, certainly we got neeeeds, spread
seed perpetuate the species
biological imperative, feels so
nice, feels so right, mixing traits
wit a great mate, can't wait, first date,
let's make it tonight,
dunno if i blow, X or Y chromosome so
let's get it on, seen the
rest on the microphone, knowin i'm
strong with bird song,
dance with me can't go wrong
jeans droppin' under my spell
doin it, and doin it, doin it well
girl got the hips, gotta get with
stay a while this won’t be quick

(whispered)
hope you liked my introduction
you respond to my seduction,
a junction, our function,
me and you giiiirl reproduction

HOOK

[verse2]
causing more strokes than Mavis Beacon
you got data my hard drive’s seeking
let’s study the notes of Kinsey
and let’s get kinky
wanna do it like Mendel? in the
garden like so well?
haha, let’s stop this gamin’
you’re craven to see my stamen
voulez-vous coucher avec moi
make way for my DNA ce soir
you’re a natural selection
for my natural injection,
how ‘bout some kissing with the lips split
moving hips to the bliss,
trippin from my epididymis
to your cervix my semen wish, girl...

[break]

doing what I can making you a fan of this
man’s hands... on your mammary glands, just
thinking with my penis, what I mean is
let’s have a stroke of genius
busy bee inside of me since puberty
my buzz, not just for fun, see?
for love, marriage,
assortative pairing and a baby carriage cause

HOOK x2
Track Name: Google That (feat. Dale Chase)
[funky49]
One, two, three and to the four
nine Funk and Dale Chase at your door
you know I’m typin this in Google Docs
you know we’re hypin this cause Google rocks [dale]
Google dat shit with the quickness, Page
Rank, spank the search business, relentless with
browser power, need the info
if ya don't knowww then now you knowww
they Let the Sunshine In like Fifth Dimension and
one eight seven on you other search engines
more hits than Elvis, Elton and Beatles
G-thang baby, Don’t Be Evil people, other
rappers got ice, I got Chrome plus I’m
twice as nice on the microphone
you ain’t bookmark syncin, you’re stinkin
like Pepe le Pew in the trunk of a Lincoln

[funky49] 4 bars (1/2)
G double O G is my style
CR48 helps me get wild
ChomeOS, I put to the test
free laptops are best righteous

[Dale Chase]

[funky49] 4 bars (2/2)
damn nerds, straight outta Stanford
Facebook steals their talent now, ya heard?
everybody know, doesn't sound absurd cause
Larry and Serg made a noun a verb, word!

[Dale Chase]

[Songb3rd]
rise and shine,
rise and grind
all my crazy tattooed
punk hacker bad asses
in the data centers

angels in the cloud
doing Google proud (repeat)
Track Name: Nerd Rage (feat. mCRT)
[funky49]
nerd rage is my state of rhyme
separate from church and my state of mind
rigid beliefs got no appeal, tis
season for reason is how I feel, I
appreciate Christ parables but not
guilt to burn my D&D manuals, Harry
Potter ain’t teaching kids spells but its
magical how reading helps you spell well
young Earth creationists damn I'm pissed cause
Fred and Dino Flintstooone is your gist
dinosaurs went rawh rawh hey, but
Adam didn't ride 'em in back his hey day
Pope Palpatine leads creeps, in-
appropriate touching with all the young sheep
father figure smoke screen there’s fire
burning in your own hell is my desire

[mCRT]
Fuck you. You subvert what you know to be truth
Fuck your agenda
and the way you try to bend the rules
If you've got God on your side,
who gives a damn if you lie?
So I'll reiterate: fuck you, I hope you die
Of cancer of the AIDS or some other disease
So you'll vanish right along with your hypocrisy
So hit me up with your
falsified documents of nonsense
Just keep on praying for fiery rain and apocalypse
I've gotta bitch 'bout you, you and
your friends are all liars
I fucking hate you and I really hope you die in a fire
Cause you're playing with fire,
you are about to get burned
Christian Science is a fucking contradiction in terms
You say you give it all over to the guy in the sky
But when you see the white light
you slide into an MRI
Your beliefs a little bit of ironic mojo jojo
Don't believe in evolution but you act like a bonobo

[funky49]
I can’t stand it, how you damn shit
information wants to be free so hack the planet
atoms to atoms and dust to dust
reproduce your data or I can't trust you much
Disrobe Kobe of magic bracelets, face it,
baller bling is for basket cases
Crystal balls tarot real like Jack Sparrow
your facts skinny like Mia Farrow
scandal schism, fundamentalism
how bout some fucking tolerant decisions?
be impassioned but rational no screechin'
question everything even pulpit preachin'
living life so when you die, you ex-
pect high fives from a guy in the sky, I
rage at beliefs only out of a page
get out the Middle Ages and
join the Space Age, nerd rage!
Track Name: Triumph (feat. AlpineKat)
[funky49]
failure defiant, mad sweat on the brow,
we found triumph and we gonna fly now
studied long and hard
to the break of dawn cause we
practiced too much to get it all wrong
first believers, underdogs to achievers
cheers of peers now we got the fever,
thank the teachers,
we had the finest
we - are - standing - on - shoulders - of - giants

[hook]
Triumph...
On the shoulders of Giants
(that's where we stand!) x2

[AlpineKat]
Minds from the past, yo they laid down tracks
That you can build on, divert from, make your own path
New advances owe a debt to the expanse of history
Like the two old rings that feed the LHC
Cuz every great breakthrough needs to be refined
Correct the theories of the Curies, Darwin and Einstein
Lifted on their shoulders see what no one’s seen before
Ain’t nothing like discovery makes a human spirit soar

[funky49]
Greeks got elite in Egyptian sheets all right with
brains boosted with solutions from old Kemites,
Plato gave way to Descartes Rene, read by Franklin,
proud of his farts but
Ben was hated by transcendentists cause
too much reason got them all pissed, they were
nature lovin', gut trustin Gs
who inspired the actions of the great Ghandi

Slick Rick tick-tock didn't stop Afrika Bambatta made the whole Planet... Rock
Kraftwerk interpolated made his craft work
vocode the hook, track goes berserk
previous teachers and all the past masters figured things out so now we doing it faster
their lessons are blessin's finest
we - are - standing - on - shoulders - of - giants

HOOK
Track Name: What's Crackin
The Catholic church worked into a twist
over Galileo's defense of Copernicus, he
made the old pope a joke in publication,
Galileo got papal consternation
observations didn't fit he feared so
Ptolemaic ideas he jeered
instead of the pope throwing down a bless, he
got rest in his nest under house arrest, can't
mess, with amazing star gazing,
telescope reports, church hazing
critical eye not a mystical guy
heliocentric didn't fly, to the
frog father of science, forward leapin
reports from observation, no beatin
repeatable by locations in other nations
Galileo - this my rap ovation

(what's happenin? what's crackin? x2)

Got math leading to migration tracks
DNA showing the way from way back
bread crumbs where we all came from
long before we gave the drummer some
dead relatives no longer besides us
live genetically up inside us
mitochondria ride is us homo
sapiens pride I bust ride with us
africa is the motherlaaaand
we hiked out to other laaaands
some went left, some went right, we
got split up into all these haplotypes
some made it with with the ladiessss
by the Tigris and Euphratessss
yes yes ya'll, we kicked it with neanderthals
and some of you still do...

Harvest pursuit for truths even if that drive
at times poops on previous paradigms
minions of opinion, vanish and get dissed
dogma banished when facts established
my daily paper ideally lacks astrology
boggling me, they report astronomy
sports section shorter than biology
reports, more important to me, see i
cried with Columbia's reentry break up
explorers for me never gonna wake up
for every NASA success I cheer it like
Mars rovers Opportunity and Spirit
Von Braun bombs wrong but right when
Saturn V's are lightin up the night out of sight! I
rather go to planetariums not bars
cause "Oh my God, it's full of stars"
Track Name: Google That (funky49 mix)
lyrics
[funky49]
One, two, three and to the four
nine Funk and Dale Chase at your door
you know I’m typin this in Google Docs
you know we’re hypin this cause Google rocks [dale]
Google dat shit with the quickness, Page
Rank, spank the search business, relentless with
browser power, need the info
if ya don't knowww then now you knowww
they Let the Sunshine In like Fifth Dimension and
one eight seven on you other search engines
more hits than Elvis, Elton and Beatles
G-thang baby, Don’t Be Evil people, other
rappers got ice, I got Chrome plus I’m
twice as nice on the microphone
you ain’t bookmark syncin, you’re stinkin
like Pepe le Pew in the trunk of a Lincoln

[funky49] 4 bars (1/2)
G double O G is my style
CR48 helps me get wild
ChomeOS, I put to the test
free laptops are best righteous

[Dale Chase]

[funky49] 4 bars (2/2)
damn nerds, straight outta Stanford
Facebook steals their talent now, ya heard?
everybody know, doesn't sound absurd cause
Larry and Serg made a noun a verb, word!

[Dale Chase]
Track Name: Particle Business (Untested Methods remix)
-VERSE1
Tevatron, OG atom smasher
say hello to CERN's party crasher, the
new "Lord of the Rings" LHC, hear me, this
be competitive collaboration baby
strippin' electrons, makin' ions of
hydrogen, now pull that proton
give it that speed we need to make real science
get achieved, I believe, shock
protons, greatly accelerated
two teraelectronvolts they now rated
fated to smash, and get mated
creatin' smaller bits, energy still equated!
we love collisions, take snapshots
till we get the right shot, learn a lot yo, a
mad grip of events do occur
blast fast, data stream is a blur
normal events, they get ignored,
Higgs events, they get adored

-VERSE2
high over frontier Wilson Hall tall with
aesthetics, its a science cathedral
for the people that see with math,
collider detectors and massive graphs
D-Zero or CDF, who's the best?
if pressed I guess who's closest to
quench the measurement thirst and
who got their results in first
collision detectors, fermion collectors
this ain't the 60s with pocket protectors
these peeps cool, like super conducted
magnets, you know four nine ain't frontin'

-VERSE3
to me triple beams don't mean pushin' mad coke,
it's scientists in lab coats, so
you ready for insight twilight or limelight?
research in basic science, I'll fight. who's
side you with? R&D dollars? or
pork spending for anyone who hollas?
brain drain? no technology policy.
ballot box for better decisions in D.C.
rap Carl Sagan over new Vangelis keys
science cutter clowns get smacked down please, I'm
trippin' at students slippin' (slippin') in
test scores, against the world they're dippin
lets be liftin, positive like positrons
before we ask where we gone wrong
down with MTV, forget what you heard
get lost in Cosmos and Mister Wizard! (repeat x2)