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(Space.com)   Noted astrophysicist, theoretical astronomer, and Wu-Tang rapper GZA working on new Space-themed CD, "Dark Matter". Cool: He's been studying with physicists and cosmologists at MIT and Cornell, among other universities   (space.com) divider line 98
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2012-06-02 09:38:00 PM

TheJoe03: Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson?


Yeah, them too.

Queensowntalia: I expect there are songs of any genre that will surprise anyone.

Try this out.


Tried it. Didn't like it. I was force-fed country music from so many angles growing up, and never did like the sound. I don't like the twangy-ness of it. I don't care for the lyrical content of it. I don't identify with any part of it. It's just not my thing. It's not that I've categorically dismissed it without giving it a fair shake, it's just not for me.
 
2012-06-02 09:41:51 PM
www.nightmarepark.com
 
2012-06-02 09:50:48 PM
Yes, I can see the stars
and we can trace their
Courses.
But the laws of
Matter
Point to different
Forces:
To Dark Matter:
To the
Unseen Mass -
That moves
The rest.


- Dark Matter by News From Babel on News From Home (1986)

www.progarchives.com

...although it's fun to see half-wits exploring the idea 25 years later too
 
2012-06-02 09:58:35 PM

doglover: Educational rap? It's been done, n***a.





Seriously though, anything to make people who listen to rap smarter. That's not a dig on rap. I like to see passive education: Video games with real history in the story lines or novels where some scenes take place in realistic workplaces that show that actual method of that craft. People who don't want to study things in a class often like to know about them once they're finally exposed.


Your lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers.
 
2012-06-02 10:09:20 PM

Buttle not Tuttle: Yo, is one of the MIT astrophysicists BILL MURRAY?

/Bill "Groundhog Day, Ghost Bustin' Ass" Murray
//Who ya gonna call?


Is that a 'Coffee & Cigarettes' reference?
 
2012-06-02 10:15:59 PM
Whaaat?


Hokay!
 
2012-06-02 10:17:27 PM
Gravity waves ain't nuttin to fark wit

/Do we have to start calling them "african american holes" now?
 
2012-06-02 10:22:59 PM
Dear GZA,

Please stop wasting the scientists' time.

xxxooo

The World
 
2012-06-02 10:36:16 PM
What amazes me is a man that smart is still a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths and is a five-percenter. That is even more retarded than being a creationist
 
2012-06-02 10:37:33 PM
Good for GZA, Such a sweet boy.

Yo; I'm not caught up in politics
I'm no black activist on a so-called scholar's dic
I come through with the Wu and drop math
And versatile freestyles bombs and phonographs

Such a sweet boy
 
2012-06-02 10:40:39 PM
oh yes, one more

"When I take a sh*t I use baby wipes because it feels nice on my a*shole."

Yes, a true scholar at heart

/still love Wu Tang
 
2012-06-02 11:16:39 PM
So his "space themed" CD is going to be based on a completely pretend substance, "dark matter", that astrophysicists invented to explain gravitational effects that cannot be explained using the Standard Model. Excellent. He might as well have based it on Invisible Unicorn Space Hookers.
 
2012-06-02 11:29:35 PM
The idea is no more stupid than an opera or a thrash metal song based on science - in other words, it's really, really stupid.
 
2012-06-02 11:31:59 PM
Wu Tang is for the children. Shorty don't even have to go to summer school this year.
 
2012-06-02 11:50:33 PM

BearToy: So his "space themed" CD is going to be based on a completely pretend substance, "dark matter", that astrophysicists invented to explain gravitational effects that cannot be explained using the Standard Model. Excellent. He might as well have based it on Invisible Unicorn Space Hookers.


I think I'd listen to that album.
 
2012-06-02 11:50:47 PM

eldezod: Wu Tang is for the children. Shorty don't even have to go to summer school this year.


Just get the Wu double CD, you;ll get all the education you need this year.
 
2012-06-02 11:51:41 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
4.bp.blogspot.com

I'm looking forward to it.
 
2012-06-02 11:57:22 PM

give me doughnuts: Dear GZA,

Please stop wasting the scientists' time.

xxxooo

The World


Yeah, how dare he try and make a work of this nature scientifically accurate. What a prick.

Speaking for myself, I'm not a rap fan. However, as a teacher and an astronomy nerd this project intrigues me. If this album gets his fans interested in space and the solar system that's not a bad thing. I can only respect what he's doing here.

Hell, he recently said that profanity in rap is just filler. If this album lacks profanity and is scientifically accurate, it could possibly be used as a teaching tool.
 
2012-06-03 12:00:35 AM
Nobody gets higher than the GZA. He's rapping about the cosmos for fark's sake.

/check out Deltron 3030 for futuristic rap
 
2012-06-03 12:01:46 AM
Immortal Technique FTW - suckas!
 
2012-06-03 12:26:39 AM

farkstallone55:
/check out Deltron 3030 for futuristic rap


Came to say this.

Also, this album will rule.
 
2012-06-03 12:27:46 AM
you should never use the words "cool" and rap" in the same sentence, subby.

it's just not done.
 
2012-06-03 12:39:26 AM
Brian May, PhD for the win
 
2012-06-03 01:00:05 AM
If its rap, it's gonna be crap.
 
2012-06-03 01:20:05 AM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-03 01:30:11 AM

AssAsInAssassin: I didn't seee much information in TFA, but I thought of a decent launching point:

"Dark Matter" could be a metaphor for African-Americans. They are unseen (metaphorically), but are a huge "gravitational" influence on American pop culture. They're responsible for Rock & Roll, Blues. Rap, Jazz... Their pull is inexorable, our culture coalesces around them, but they remain largely unseen.

/Of course, African-Americans a minority, whereas there's about 6 times more dark matter than "normal" matter...
//Also, they're not so invisible anymore.
///Drunk.


dumbthingsilove.files.wordpress.com

"Lemme 'spain - ya see..."
 
2012-06-03 01:35:31 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-06-03 01:43:30 AM

BearToy: So his "space themed" CD is going to be based on a completely pretend substance, "dark matter", that astrophysicists invented to explain gravitational effects that cannot be explained using the Standard Model. Excellent. He might as well have based it on Invisible Unicorn Space Hookers.


At least he seems to have something to say.
 
2012-06-03 01:44:49 AM

trippdogg: The idea is no more stupid than an opera or a thrash metal song based on science - in other words, it's really, really stupid.


I won't argue with an expert.
 
2012-06-03 01:47:51 AM

Bauer: you should never use the words "cool" and rap" in the same sentence, subby.

it's just not done.


What would you know about either one?
 
2012-06-03 02:27:38 AM
/yawn
 
2012-06-03 02:34:04 AM
I grew up listening to it, but I can honestly say that I believe rap is the worst thing to happen to black america since Jim Crow.
 
2012-06-03 03:16:27 AM

itsfullofstars: [www.enjoyfrance.com image 228x281]
[www.brianmay.com image 500x773]

Sup?


Pfshah! He just an infrared astronomer, not like a 'noted astrophysicist, theoretical astronomer' at all!
 
2012-06-03 03:30:11 AM
The man made his fortune in a field with literally no barrier to entry, and no government backup. How can anyone claim to be capitalist and object to how he spends his time and money? If I had his income from his legendary music, I would do drugs and hookers until I keeled over. The fact that he wants to better himself and contribute to the progression of science cannot be legitimately criticized.
 
2012-06-03 03:54:23 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: trippdogg: The idea is no more stupid than an opera or a thrash metal song based on science - in other words, it's really, really stupid.

I won't argue with an expert.


How observant you are - but while I have in fact devoted significant energies to the study of both aesthetics and quantum mechanics, I wouldn't call myself an "expert" on either (that would be both tacky and unscientific).

As for the subject at hand, I suppose one could claim Lucretius made a notable effort at combining art and science in De Rerum Natura, but even that would be a stretch - and he didn't have the additional challenge of holding a microphone in one hand while trying to keep his pants from falling down with the other.
 
2012-06-03 07:58:06 AM
watch out he'll keep FEEDING U and FEEDING U. even after performing a dangerous butthole-ectimy operation.
 
2012-06-03 09:15:41 AM

trippdogg: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: trippdogg: The idea is no more stupid than an opera or a thrash metal song based on science - in other words, it's really, really stupid.

I won't argue with an expert.

How observant you are - but while I have in fact devoted significant energies to the study of both aesthetics and quantum mechanics, I wouldn't call myself an "expert" on either (that would be both tacky and unscientific).

As for the subject at hand, I suppose one could claim Lucretius made a notable effort at combining art and science in De Rerum Natura, but even that would be a stretch - and he didn't have the additional challenge of holding a microphone in one hand while trying to keep his pants from falling down with the other.


No. I meant I won't argue with an expert on stupidity.
 
2012-06-03 09:55:42 AM
Melodysheep from Symphony of Science sits in a corner and nods in approval
 
2012-06-03 10:33:43 AM
Meh, Gustav Holst is not impressed.
 
2012-06-03 11:48:57 AM

PlatinumDragon: Is there another Deltron album in the works? I need more geeky rap in my life.


There's the "Positive Contact" collaboration with Dogfish Head Brewery, a limited edition vinyl EP/custom brewed hybrid cider-beer/recipe collection that should be hitting beer distributorships this month:
http://www.dogfish.com/community/news/press-releases/positive-contact - a-collision-of-hip-hop-beer-cider-and-culinary-exploration.htm
http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2012/05/dogfish-head-positive-contact- d eltron.html

The next LP, Deltron Event Two, could at last be released this year also. Del, Koala, and Automator have all confirmed that the tracks are done, there's just the release logistics left to be figured out.
 
2012-06-03 01:53:28 PM
Sorry, I prefer my outer-space-themed music in rock.

www.freecodesource.com
 
2012-06-03 03:04:55 PM

belhade: Sorry, I prefer my outer-space-themed music in rock.

[www.freecodesource.com image 500x500]


Typical response from some psychic veteran. Color me not surprised.
 
2012-06-03 04:05:41 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bauer: you should never use the words "cool" and rap" in the same sentence, subby.

it's just not done.

What would you know about either one?


more than you.

: )
 
2012-06-03 06:29:26 PM

Bauer: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bauer: you should never use the words "cool" and rap" in the same sentence, subby.

it's just not done.

What would you know about either one?

more than you.

: )


See, here's the thing. When someone feels the need to go out of their way to slag some thing they don't like, it almost always means that they don't understand it, or feel threatened by it, or both. I don't like rap, either. But I don't hate it, and I don't fear it. It's just one of many things in the world that don't have much to do with me. What inspired me to slap you was that you went out of your way to slag an entire genre of music. I have a friend who does that. And I think he's an asshole for it. Not because he doesn't like a certain thing, but because he feels it necessary to let everyone else know. He does it a lot. He only needed to tell me once that he didn't like a certain thing -- I'm not that forgetful -- but he does it over and over, at every opportunity. It's not really about me, about him, and his need to express his bitterness and animosity. And that's what it is for you, too. You know that no one cares what you think about rap, any more than what I care. But you have to be seen slamming it anyway. This isn't about rap, and it's not about me. It's about you. And only about you. It doesn't make you cool. It makes you an asshole.
 
2012-06-03 08:50:06 PM
you have read way too much into this.

that's makes you a silly fool.
 
2012-06-03 08:55:01 PM
and you think that i care what you have to say?

lol

you, on the other hand, are misplacing your hatred for other peoples freewill, for your own self righteousness.

i find that hilarious.
 
2012-06-03 11:16:06 PM

Buttle not Tuttle: Yo, is one of the MIT astrophysicists BILL MURRAY?

/Bill "Groundhog Day, Ghost Bustin' Ass" Murray
//Who ya gonna call?


Came for this! Thanks!
 
2012-06-04 10:13:37 AM
This is nothing new for the Genius...

From dark matter to the big crunch
The vocals came in a bunch without one punch
Rare glimpse from the, strictly advanced, proved unstoppable
Reputation enhanced, since the cause was probable
So you compare contrast but don't blast
through extreme depths, with the pen I hold fast
Watch the block thirst for one became all
Shot 'em with the long forgotten rainfall
Delivered in a vivid fashion with simplicity
The blind couldn't verify the authenticity
The rhyme came from the pressure of heat
Then it was laid out, on the ground to pave streets


Sooooooooooooooooooooo!
 
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