A-Dogg in da (A.D. White) House!
The Math Boyz play the ORIE Big Red Barn Party.
6 March 1999
"I'm rough like a freight train, smooth like ice'n
Yo, Jeffrey, I think I can beat Mike Tyson."
*with apologies to Will Smith
In March of 1999, the Math Boyz, led by wordsmith and Head Optimizer A-Dogg,
burst onto the mathematical rap scene with their phat jam "Ramanujan's Revenge."
The Boyz bowled over the rappamatical world by covering an existing
Satz crafted originally by HCSSiM'ers Rob Hochberg and Tom Hull , updating the lyrics
to take advantage of modern notation and advances in the literature, while
adding a wicked sexy baseline and some phresh vocal percussion. This
approach contrasts with that taken by their illustrious non-mathematical
predecessors MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, whose first hits consisted of original
lyrics thrown down atop already proven musical tracks by Rick James and
a collaboration of David Bowie and Queen. Commenting on their variation
of this time-tested strategy, A-Dogg gave mad props to his mentors, proclaiming,
"My rhymes is so fly 'cuz I chill on the shoulders of these dope
disc-slingin', paper creasin' giants. Word up, H'n'H. We outta' here.
To experience the thrill of their stone-cold lyricz for yourself, click
here: [ps ] [pdf
Math Boyz is:
A-Dogg (lead vocal elicitation and optimization)
DJ Woonghee Huh?!? (vocal percussion and supply chain supervisor)
Jammaster Rif (backup vocals and heuristics evaluation)