I can’t imagine this Legend of Zelda rap by the defunct rap duo of Duane and BrandO is new. Okay, I know the song is not new, since they say it was made in 2007 even before their lengthy Legend of Zelda 2 rap I posted earlier this month. But why is it just now getting posted on YouTube by the official D&B YouTube account? Why are are nerd sites treating it as new? Should I not post it, and risk you guys having not seen it? Or should I post it, and risk more ridicule for not knowing the most popular nerd videos from before 2008? Obviously, I’ve already made my choice, because I’m a sucker for nerdy rap, even though this is hardly Duane and Brand)’s finest. Really, once Link talked about turning Zelda’s Triforce upside-down, I really had no choice in the matter.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.