Music

Late Pass: Gym Class Heroes

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Gym Class Heroes – Its Okay, But Just This Once

I’m really not a big fan of nerd rap. You would think that being a nerd (computer programmer) that I would be all over that ish, but for the most part, I find most of that stuff trite and boring. Okay, I find most music these days trite and boring, but there is just something about listening to most nerd rap (sans Lupe Fiasco, of course) that almost puts me to sleep.

However, having that said I finally got a chance to listen to Gym Class Heroes’ As Cruel as School Children after seeing their badass performance on the MTV U Woodie Awards. The album is one of those genre mashups of pop, hip-hop, and indie rock but manages not to f*ck it up in the process. Credit this to lead MC Travis McCoy, who is a battle tested MC and is a more prolific that most MC’s in this subgenre.

All I gotta say is: cop this! Who cares if its suburban whiteboy Nerd rap. I mean, if you’re looking for gangsta, this definately ain’t it. But still, this is probably one of the more refreshing albums that I’ve heard all year. It’s probably not the best album I’ve heard in 2006, but it’s getting more and more spins on my Ipod every day so who knows.

More Info
Gym Class Heroes @ MySpace
Official Site



  • john

    So I think Gym Class Heroes ain’t that bad, thanks for the heads up. Its a breath of fresh air as you would put it.

  • Kelly

    GYM CLASS HEROES KICKS ASS!!
    HEY ARE THE BEST!!
    I LOVE THEM SOOO MUCH!!!

  • aj

    wow i have never found something that i hate so much that i went on a post rampage. how can 4 high school kids steal a song “there number one hit ” “take a look at my girl friend” from a band that make that song and didnt get any where with it but these no talent high skool kids.

    P.S. if kids these days listen to crap like this and like it remind me to blow my head off