Hip-Hop homage to nerd culture video number fucking one: ALL CAPS by MF DOOM! Say something, I dare you! (I thought so.) ALL CAPS has everything a growing nerd needs. Bomb ass MadLib-produced jazz standard sampled track? Sound like you got Chick Correa and Roy Ayers in your headphones taking cues from Miles Davis. Boom.
ALL CAPS had MF DOOM dropping wild crazy NYC-related bars about a time long lost in the annals of Hip-Hop. This is a deep cut backflipping off another deep cut into an even deeper cut. The levels are stupid on this track and the video that went with it was godlike! Below: MF DOOM busting through these meta ass levels.
This joint was bleeding edge geek coolness. The album was titled MadVillainy (a personal favorite), and the whole shit is a concept album told from the perspective of two villain archetypes: the nemesis (Bane) and the antithesis (Joker). Album cover: