Beefy (rapper)

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Beefy
Birth name Keith A. Moore
Also known as Beefy, Beef Thompson
Born December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15) (age 28)
Kennewick, Washington, U.S.
Origin Pasco, Washington, U.S.
Genres Nerdcore hip hop
Years active 2004–present
Website Beefyness.com

Keith A. Moore (born December 15, 1985) is a Nerdcore rapper from The Tri-Cities, WA better known by the stage name Beefy.[1][2]

In 2005, Moore produced two independent EPs, The Whitesican EP and nerd. He created animated music videos for the songs "Whitesican" and "David's Sister" (both from The Whitesican EP), which gave him notoriety after they appeared on Albino Blacksheep. In 2006, Moore, in conjunction with Nerdy South Records, released his first full-length album, Tube Technology.[3] In August 2008, he released his album Rolling Doubles as a digital download through Amazon and iTunes[4]

Moore contributed to the Rhyme Torrents compilation, contributing both music and original cover artwork.[5][6][7][8][9] He can also be found in two documentaries on the Nerdcore movement – Nerdcore Rising, covering MC Frontalot on his first national tour,[10] and the Nerdcore For Life documentary which covers other nerdcore artists.[11] He has been interviewed on NPR,[12] Ka Leo O Hawaii, [13][14] and has also been mentioned more than once in the blogs at G4tv.[15][16] He was also ranked number 5 in the Hipster, Please poll of the top 10 nerdcore hip-hop artists.

Moore is also a frequent collaborator with Doctor Popular (aka Drown Radio), MC Router, Shael Riley, tanner4105 and DJ Snyder. In 2007 he took part in The Mediocre Tour with fellow nerdcore artists MC Router and Doctor Popular, performing shows in Washington, Oregon, and California. Moore has done shows with notable nerdcore artists mc chris, MC Frontalot, Schaffer the Darklord, YTCracker, Optimus Rhyme, and MC Lars.

In December 2007, The Grammar Club released their debut EP Bremelanotide. The Grammar Club are a five-piece band featuring Beefy, along with Shael Riley, DJ Snyder, Adam!, and Glenn Case.

In February 2009, Beefy attended "Glitched: The Dutch Nerdcore Event,"[17] the first major nerdcore event to be held outside the United States. It was held in Club Panama in Amsterdam and featured the film "Nerdcore for Life"[18] as well as performances from his fellow rappers MC Router, MC Lars, and YTCracker. In July 2009, Beefy performed at Nerdapalooza, the largest nerdcore hip hop event in North America.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Tube Technology (2006)
  • Rolling Doubles (2008)
  • With Sprinkles (2010)
  • Grown Up (2013)
  • Too Big To Fail (TBD)

EPs[edit]

  • The Whitesican EP (2005)
  • nerd. (2005)
  • The Adventures of Beef Thompson: Private Dick (2007)
  • The Adventures of Beef Thompson: IN SPACE (2009)
  • The Adventures of Beef Thompson: Vampire Hunter (2011)
  • Bowling For Shiva: A Tribute To The League (2012)
  • The Adventures of Beef Thompson: Check Your Local Listings (2013)

with The Grammar Club[edit]

  • Bremelanotide (2007)
  • MC Horse Rides Again (2010)
  • Bioavailable (2013)

Featured On[edit]

  • Random - Megaran 10 - "Go Off (w. Phill Harmonix)"
  • MC Lars21 Concepts (But A Hit Ain't One) - "Child's Play", "Reaping Beauty (w. Tina Root, Random, SMP)"
  • Child's Play CD 2008 – "Game Store Girl", "Underbeard" (with The Grammar Club)
  • Dual Core – Superpowers – "I'm No Superman"
  • Dual Core – Lost Reality – "Fantastic Four (f. YTCracker, Wheelie Cyberman, and Beefy)"
  • Dual Core – Next Level - "Magnificent 7 (f. MC Frontalot, MC Lars, Schaffer the Darklord, Beefy, Random and YTCracker)"
  • MC Lars & YTCrackerThe Digital Gangster LP – "Other People's Property (featuring Beefy, K. Flay and MC Router)"
  • Nerdy South Presents – Dirty Nerdy Vol 1 – "Grew Up A Screw Up (YTCracker, Beefy, and tanner4105)"
  • MC Frontalot - Zero Day - Disaster with Schaffer the Darklord
  • The Rondo Brothers - The Foreign Globester - "Cult Leader" with MC Lars
  • Former Fat Boys, Hard Corey, Schooly Bus, & Ben - The Legend of Hard Corey - "Revenge of the Nerds" with MC Lars and YTCracker
  • Adam Warrock - You Dare Call That Thing Human?!? - "M.L.F." with Int80 of Dual Core
  • Adam Warrock - This Man... This Emcee! - "Nerd Corps (Core Nerds Remix)" with Int80 of Dual Core
  • Adam Warrock - City Beautiful! - "Get Smart" with Jesse Dangerously
  • Billy the Fridge - LBS - Fat Camp with Timm Konn
  • Mikal kHill - The Retro City Rampage EP - "Driving"
  • Mustin - Vision Quest - "You'll Never Get Away With This!"
  • Mink Car Cover - "Yeh Yeh" with Mustin
  • The ThoughtCriminals - Cold Winter - "Our Time"
  • Torrentz - The Big Kahuna - "The Big Kahuna" with Fatback Supreme, Billy the Fridge, and Klopfenpop
  • ZeaLouS1 - Collaboc1de - "Welcome to Our Block"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bethany, Lee (2007-01-15). "If you haven't heard of Nerdcore, then you ain't heard of nothin'". atomictown.com (Tri-City Herald). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  2. ^ Thomasson, Roger (September 2006). "Me So Nerdy". Wired Magazine. p. 5. 
  3. ^ "nerdysouthrecords.com - home of nerdy south records, inc". Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Beefyness.com - It's A Hell of a Find". Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Rhyme Torrents Vol I". Archived from the original on 15 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Rhyme Torrents Vol II". Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Rhyme Torrents Vol III". Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  8. ^ "Rhyme Torrents Vol IV". Archived from the original on 8 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  9. ^ "Rhyme Torrents Vol V". Archived from the original on 12 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  10. ^ "Nerdcore Rising". Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  11. ^ "nerdcoreforlife.com". Archived from the original on 7 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  12. ^ Caitlan Carroll (2007-04-04). "American nerdcore". Marketplace. NPR. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  13. ^ Mikesell, Chris. "'Sprinkles' makes nerd rap delicious". Album Review. Ka Leo O Hawaii. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  14. ^ Mikesell, Chris. "Beefy busts out nerdcore beats". Feature Profile. Ka Leo O Hawaii. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Steven Johnson (2006-04-14). "The Webmaster Loves You". The Feed. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  16. ^ Dana Vinson (2006-04-14). "Out With Tyler--In With Beefy!!". The Feed. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  17. ^ http://www.glitched.nl/
  18. ^ http://www.nerdcoreforlife.com/