There’s something satisfying about listening to a hip-hop track and hearing the artist reference a pillar of nerd culture. Be it a video game, comic book, novel, or anime, if you happen to be a nerd and catch that reference, you feel seen as fuck. These unexpected easter eggs may not happen often depending on the artist as not all hip-hop artists are immersed in the nerd spectrum, however there are artists (musicians, if you nasty) that are nerds and gamers first, who just happen to rap and sing as well. These are artists who were born in the geek culture, molded by the cosplay. It may sound like fan fiction, but I assure you, Columbia Records snapped it into reality as an imprint named Lost Rings.
Lost Rings is a collective of gamers (as well as cosplayers) who create music and original content for and about gaming culture. See *puts Nicky Fury patch and voice on* There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable geeky women of color, to see if they could become something more. So when we needed them, they could deliver the nerd shit, that the mainstream never could. Yall don’t hear me, I said its a collective of WOC gamers giving you that work on the controllers (for consoles) and on the controller (for DJs). What a time to be alive, yall. Much in the fashion of Marvel and DC comics having their Big Three, it’s only fitting that we meet the Big Three of Lost Rings.
“That’s right, got that trap life and that hack life”
“Singing, ‘I can’t be beat’ but you’re no Master Chief”
“I’m the Hokage, call me Tsunade”
That’s the Lost Rings big three. The trifecta out here giving you for-us-by-us lyrics built only for
Cuban Linx gamers, geeks, and nerds. Checking out BunnyMightGameU, BlackKrystel, and Sunzi through their music and Instagrams, and support these women out here doing it for the culture that we all rep till the Game Over drops.
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