Optimus Rhyme

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For the band's self-titled album, see Optimus Rhyme (album).
Optimus Rhyme
Optimusrhyme band.jpg
From left to right: Stumblebee, Powerthighs, Wheelie, Grimrock.
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington
Genres

Nerdcore hip hop

Funk rock
Years active 2000–2008
Labels Narcofunk Records
McCraken Music
Website www.optimusrhyme.com
Members Wheelie Cyberman
Powerthighs
Stumblebee
Grimrock
Past members Broken English
Thundercracker
Galaxion Waxspin

Optimus Rhyme was a hip hop group from Seattle, Washington. Optimus Rhyme is most widely considered a nerdcore hip hop group because of the nerdy nature of their lyrics. The name of the band as well as the stage names of the members and a majority of their lyrics refer to the Transformers franchise. Their music is a combination of rapped hip hop lyrics with funk-rock music. Optimus Rhyme formed in Seattle in 2001.

Wheelie Cyberman[edit]

Wheelie Cyberman is the stage name of Andy Hartpence,[1] who is a former web supervisor for Nintendo. He was known as NOA_INDIANA and later NOA_ANDY in the online community Nintendo NSider Forums, and the song Obey The Moderator is based on his experiences moderating the NSider Forums.[citation needed]

Wheelie Cyberman is now performing with the hip-hop group Supercommuter, which also includes Stenobot and Tron Juan.

Discography[edit]

AutoBeat EP (2002)

  • Dermato Fibro Sarcoma Protuberance
  • Sapp
  • Tim Garret

Positronic Pathways (2003)

  • Incogni2
  • DBR
  • For the Record
  • Officer Weir (Jon-Michael)
  • Calm Down

Narcofunk Compilation (2003)
Compilation of Narcofunk artists.

  • Compiler

Brobot Demos (2004)

  • 520
  • LED's
  • Precognito

Optimus Rhyme (2004)

School the Indie Rockers (2006)

He Dies In Rocket School (2007)

transfORmed EP (2008)

  1. God Rest Ye Autobeat Allies
  2. Worms
  3. Click-Click
  4. Anxiety
  5. Daryl Hannah
  6. Train in Vain (Live at the Croc) - iTunes only
  7. Guns of Brixton (Live at the Croc)- iTunes only

Other

  1. MC Chipmunk (2007) - Myspace only

Other recordings featuring Optimus Rhyme members[edit]

Narcofunk Compilation (2005)
Compilation of Narcofunk artists.

  • Birthrate of Stars (feat 3D, Wheelie, Broken English)

Like Minds (2005)
Free downloadable album.

  • That Sound (featuring Broken English)

MC Frontalot, "Secrets From the Future"

  • "Ping Pong Song (Baddd Spellah Remix feat. MC Frontalot)"

(listed on the back cover as "Very Poorly Concealed Secret Track")

External links/Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Stout, Gene (2007-08-16). "SeattleNoise: Optimus Rhyme". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 

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