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The Urban Nerdz / Press

“Unless your campus happened to be located on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, it's unlikely that the school nerds were the fashion heads of the student body. But with their eye-catching spectacles, penchant for bold patterns, and colorful ensembles that hark back to old-school street culture of the late '80s and early '90s, members of hip-hop trio The Urban Nerdz are at the head of their class, style-wise. And musically, they're definitely star students on the rise: "We're like the upcoming freshmen," says Nerdz member Ace Boogie, commenting on the cover art of their album The Transfer Students, which dropped this month. (In fact, our sister publication the Boston Phoenix placed them in "Boston's Rap Class of 2010" earlier this year.) The cover image depicts the guys lazing in a messy dorm room with a collage of established hip-hop artists (the metaphorical "upperclassmen") hanging overhead: some, like Kanye West, are big influences....”

“Bue, the group’s DJ, set the tone on their first mixtape, B Sides: The Intermission, with “beats that have so much in them that you can’t call it hip-hop anymore.” Transfer Students promises to crank the volume with diverse sounds and samples coupled with Ace’s comic and ironic lyrics, Kay’s fluid rhymes, and Bou’s throwback flow. “This body of work will separate us from the typical Boston rap scene,” says Kay, now sitting. “Not to knock Boston hip-hop, which is great, but we’re coming in second semester, throwing a monkey wrench in the game.””

““While tons of people do the same thing over and over again The Urban Nerdz are working hard day in and day out to create new ways to distribute and promote there selves to the masses and be heard by fans“.Quotes from the up and coming Boston based musicians/lyricists/artists The Urban Nerdz. There musical influences span from De La Soul, Common Sense, Alchemist, The Cool Kids,Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Will.i.am, pretty much anything that makes your head nod! Bueffard Mallary, Kay Special, & Ace Boogie have a great synergy as a group as they hit the Boston music scene hard with there new album “The Transfer Students” Available download @ http://www.urbannerdzmusic.blogspot.com/”

“Huzzah, three cheers for Boston hip-hop. Urban Nerdz who I caught at a Wale show about a year or so back just released their new song “Hi Johnny,” sounds kind of like a Cool Kids track. I always talk about groups coming back to hip-hop, (some more Pac Div or J5 never hurt anyone) and this is a great start.”

“A new joint from Bueffard Mallary, Kay Special, & Ace Boogie. The track is EXACTLY, what you think it’s about, ha.”

“Now, off the aforementioned upcoming project "Transfer Students", The U.N. tackles the issue of "safe sex" with their new song "Hi Johnny". The song marks the new age "Jimmy" from Boogie Down Productions' 1988 album "By All Means Necessary", in which KRS-One warned about the risks of performing unprotected sex while telling you to wear your "jimmy hats". Here is a track that the younger generation may be able to relate to. So listen, get your free download, and pass it on to promote safe sex. ”

““Forged Permission” slips is the precursor to Bueffard Mallary, Kay Special, & Ace Boogie’s album “The Transfer Students”. The Boston-based group produces a great follow up to “B Side: The Intermission”, with their latest project.”

“After meeting through mutual friends, Kay Special, Bueffard Mallary and Ace BooGie formed what is now called “The U.N.” The acronym that stands for Urban Nerdz is embodied by every band mate simply through their look...”

“The U.N (Urban Nerdz) perform at Felt Night Club during benefit for ISABT. Great group. Great cause.”

“Straight from the MiddleEast in Cambridge, MA where hip hop heads come out every tuesday night. The band of brothers along with their mob of fans hung out backstage as...”

“This is our third week in February and we have a new band being featured by the name of “The U.N.” from Boston, Mass and New Haven, CT. The U.N. is bringing music to another level with their unique mixture of old school and new school...”

“I was taken back by their style of dress, but its fresh, brand new, tight just as their lyrics. These young men rhymes truly surpass their own own generation...”