Adam WarRock

“Broken People” [Donation Drive 2014]

Broken peopleAdam WarRock “Broken People” (Download MP3)
Beat used: Jacob Latimer “Heartbreak Heard Around the World”

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

The Donation Drive is going on. Support adamwarrock.com, keep it free and running for another year, get some free stuff in the processAlso, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE

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Here’s the thing about nerd rap, or nerd core, or nerd culture or whatever. It’s something that I try to stress every time someone asks me a question like, “What’s it like being a nerd rapper?” or “What does being a nerd mean to you?”

Nerd culture is full of a lot of broken people. And that’s totally okay, because honestly, everyone’s pretty broken inside. While websites and thinkpieces talk about how COOL it is to be a nerd nowadays, what most people who didn’t grow up nerds seem to forget is that the general way our brains work (obsessive, compulsive, overly enthusiastic and addictive) made a lot of outcasts. Being a nerd was never about being “uncool” the way that movies tried to frame it as. Being a nerd was always about being different, feeling like you didn’t fit in. Just because Captain America 2 was a huge blockbuster and bros wear Wolverine tshirts, it doesn’t change the fact that we are conditioned from a very early age that in some way, we are less-than-deserving of the love and acceptance that all people are entitled to.

I know a lot of people who think it’s perfectly silly to make nerd music for a living. I get that. I know a lot of fellow artists who think it’s a ploy for hits and attention; that it’s easy to make pop culture-based stuff, to play off of it. I won’t lie, I found a working model; and it just so happens to be what I love to do, so sure – there’s some of that inside of me. But here’s the thing: I love making music that speaks to people who feel fucked up and alone. I like espousing the notion that your obsessions and your predilections don’t in some way, make you less worthy of the life that “normal” people would have you sometimes (intentional or not) believe you aren’t entitled to.

Nerd culture is fun, it’s great, it’s wonderful. I’m a nerd. But it’s also full of a lot of depressed, anxiety-ridden, emotionally messed up people. I don’t cast stones, trust me – I’m one of those people. I struggle with that stuff daily.

The point is that you’re not alone. And sometimes it can feel like you’re a bit  more alone than usual, because the world seems to think it’s done you a favor by giving you Big Bang Theory and The Avengers and comic tshirts at Target and Thor cups at 7-Eleven. It’s still a struggle. Just like everyone goes through, daily.

So if you’re hurting, if you’re feeling alone, if you’re feeling utterly broken. Hey, I do too. You’re not alone. You can find help, you can find a family of people who will get you through the dark spots. And all I can say is that I’m very proud if I get to be the soundtrack for you on not only the good, but also the bad days.

Where my broken people at?

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WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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“Valyrian Steel” [Donation Drive 2014]

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Adam WarRock “Valyrian Steel”
Beat used: Kardinal Offishall “Freedom”

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

The Donation Drive is going on. Support adamwarrock.com, keep it free and running for another year, get some free stuff in the processAlso, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE

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Even Ned Stark enjoys the 400 donors or so who have donated to adamwarrock.com during the 4th annual Donation Drive. You should donate too!

I’m leaking one of the songs from my Donation Drive mixtape, which you can hear above. You get this, and a whole album of new material if you donate. as well as all the other stuff listed above. So go listen to it, and I hope you enjoy it!

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It’s okay, Jon. Summer’s here (ps – you know nothing).

I wrote and recorded “Valyrian Steel” two days before the episode “Oathkeeper” aired. I was excited to release a new GoT track (one that was I really proud of) being that my first Game of Thrones EP got such huge reception; and also, being that GoT was one of my favorite TV shows. Then that episode aired, basically tearing down my favorite character (they call him “Kingslayer“), and further advancing this pervasive rape culture that our society and culture seemingly consistently feeds into. I don’t want to rehash the whole Internet maelstrom that occurred (plus, there’s plenty of people out there who talked at length about why it was so offensive, which you can read in any number of places :: like here, for instance). Despite all of that, I am very proud of this song, as I am proud of all my GoT songs (which account for about 35% of my 1.8 Million Youtube views). That’s just the kind of complex relationship that sometimes results in being way too invested in pop culture, I guess.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the song, and I hope donors are enjoying the mixtape so far! I have some more surprises in store this week, but thank you for the support and kind words during the Donation Drive! Donate Donate Donate!

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WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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“Magneto Was Right (Live Band Version)” [Donation Drive 2014]

MAGNETO WAS RIGHT LIVE COVERAdam WarRock & The At-Risk Teens “Magneto Was Right”
(Live at the Sidebar in Baltimore, MD)

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

The Donation Drive is going on. Support adamwarrock.com, keep it free and running for another year, get some free stuff in the processAlso, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE

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Pop the bubbly, Erik. Donation Drive is going on!

This year, one of the main rewards for donors is a live band album, one that I recorded at The Sidebar in Baltimore, MD earlier this year. I was backed up by Jamie Noguchi, Erin Surrock, and Johnny Shryock, and we had a great show with Sulfur and Tribe One in front of a pretty big crowd. If you were there, did you notice that I left as soon as the set was done? That’s because I was ridiculously sick, and went to the hotel to throw my guts up and pass out in a sweat! Hooray! But even with that, the album still sounds great (I’m a goddamn professional, guys), and I’m so proud that I finally have a live band album under my belt. It’s available exclusively and ONLY to donors during the Donation Drive!

Check out our version of “Magneto Was Right,” with Jamie doing a little riff of the X-Men cartoon theme song, to add a little flavor to it. What’s that Erik?

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I agree, Erik…

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If you didn’t see, Mikal kHill & I released a new Browncoats song yesterday, “Shiny.” And I’ll be in Dayton, OH at Super-Fly Comics tomorrow (Saturday) for their street festival, with Tribe One! I’m attempting to do a mostly new set, so come out and say hi!

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we have almost 250 donors after two days, and it’s going strong. I have some surprises coming. How does that make you feel, Erik?

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Couldn’t have said it better myself…

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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“Shiny” by Adam WarRock & Mikal khill [Donation Drive!]

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Adam WarRock & Mikal kHill “Shiny” (MP3 Download)
Beat produced by Mikal kHill, sampling Firefly score

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

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The Donation Drive is going on. Support adamwarrock.com, keep it free and running for another year, get some free stuff in the processAlso, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE

Speaking of free music, here’s something for everyone. About 3 years ago, Mikal kHill and I had an idea to make a mixtape based on one of our favorite TV shows, Firefly. Since then, the mixtape has gone on to get hundreds of thousands of downloads, a shoutout from Nathan Fillion himself, and has been one of the most well-known things that kHill and I have ever done. And we released it 100% for free.

It’s been a while, we’ve wanted to revisit it. And in a weird way, it’s interesting to watch Firefly again after grinding away at this nomadic, touring lifestyle I’ve developed. In a way, “Shiny” is about getting older, as much as it’s about things being good. It does have the rundown of the crew, which is something I never got to do on the original mixtape, and something I’ve rectified for this song. It’s interesting to listen to me and kHill rapping three years later, and how much more seasoned we sound. I dunno, it’s weird to revisit it, as it was such a crazy, young time in our music-career lives.

So everything’s shiny. Everything’s good. Go download the Browncoats Mixtape, if you haven’t, and take a gander at this track. And DONATE DONATE DONATE

More free music coming this week. Already around 200 donors, let’s keep it going!

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WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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DONATION DRIVE 2014 – “Nerds Ruin Everything” & Rewards

NERDS RUIN EVERYTING COVERAdam WarRock “Nerds Ruin Everything”
Beat used: Gorillaz “Feel Good Inc.”

TO GET THIS SONG, AND A WHOLE ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL, DONATE!

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ALL DONORS GET:
-NEW MIXTAPE ALBUM
-LIVE BAND ALBUM
-SUPER ART FIGHT PIN UP GALLERY!
(all rewards are sent to paypal email)

 Here it is, the 4th Annual Donation Drive! Four years of full-time music! Tell ‘em Tony, how does it feel?

45329-iron-man-fabulous-gif-x8dPAbove is one of the songs you will get on the new mixtape, which is exclusively available to donors, and I’m letting you hear it FREE! What a guy I am. It’s pretty self explanatory, but it’s a song that I’m very proud of, and one that I’ve been holding on to for close to a year. So enjoy, and trust me when I say the albums and art in the donor rewards package are definitely worth your time and dare I say, your moneys?

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to be releasing free music throughout the week until the Donation Drive is over on June 18. Today, we party. Or something. What was I saying?

Also, during Donation Drive, ALL MY FOR-SALE MUSIC IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT MY BANDCAMP PAGE. Go ahead. Treat yo’ self! 

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Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

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  • Indie hip hop about pop culture. Nerd and geek stuff. Creator of The Browncoats Mixtape, Parks & Rec EP, Gravity Falls Rap, and a ton of other ephemeral Internet hits. Over 1.5 million views on Youtube. On tour performing everywhere. Loves pizza...











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