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Radiohead, Bon Iver and Moses Sumney Highlight Our Top Songs of the Week 9/30

on September 30, 2016, 6:00am
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02. Sammus feat. Homeboy Sandman – “Weirdo”

sammus weirdo Radiohead, Bon Iver and Moses Sumney Highlight Our Top Songs of the Week 9/30

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If you don’t think nerd culture is here to stay, look at all the outcasts having their culture cake and eating it, too. Sammus is here to remind us of that on “Weirdo” — the first track off her debut LP, Pieces in Space, out on Don Giovanni on October 28th — by shining a light on introverts and people of color alike, all behind a moniker that intentionally nods to Metroid’s iconic, metal-clad protagonist. She raps about learning and the excitement of exploring hobbies in what should be a safe world. There to back her up is Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman. His verse on acceptance gives the song more energy, a mirror image of Sammus: a flashy finger in the air claiming coolness for the sake of differences, for kids blasting video game music like the beeps in the background, for every minority that deserves to feel the power of a majority simply for the sake of safety and inclusion — because one day we will get there. –Nina Corcoran



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