Note: I’m assuming this will be the nerdiest Italian rap video you’ll see all day. I mean, I don’t know how many Italian rap videos you watch in a given day. Any I can only guess at how nerdy this video actually is. Yes, it’s clearly Tron-inspired in visual content, so that’s pretty nerdy right there. More importantly, Topless Roboteer Joe P. says the lyrics drop dozens of nerdy and videogame references in Italian — I think I heard “Konami” mentioned at one point — so that makes it extra nerdy, I just can’t prove it. Either way, I think it’s still a pretty good song. So really, even if you have been watching or plan to watch a lot more Italian rap videos today, it’s probably worthwhile to check this one out. That’s all I’m saying.
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.