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Otaku

by R.A.D.I.C.

This song is about the black nerd culture, a couple of my personal experiences being a black nerd, and the differences between where the culture was a few short years ago and where it is now.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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I wrote this track as a personal contribution to the blerd culture. We're in a special place now where we no longer feel pressured to hide or dilute a side of ourselves that we thought people would shame us for. It's cool to be a black nerd now. This is for all the people that fought through the era when it wasn't cool. Some people thought they had to choose between having friends, popularity, and partnership, and being honest with themselves and what they like. This is for the people who chose the latter. Part of the beauty of the Black community is that when something isn't what we like, you better run. But if we embrace it, it gets the warmest embrace you can imagine. So those of us that chose ourselves now have our true selves AND the friends, popularity, and partnership. What a golden time it is to be a black nerd!

The inspiration for this song came from me watching an old anime. I kept hearing a particularly amazing string arrangement on it often, and every time I heard it, I would be distracted because it felt so good. So after about the 20th time. I'd had enough. I had to create. And the inspiration just kept flowing until it became what you hear in this song.

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