BY BETH GIUFFRE
OF THE ATASCADERO NEWS & PASO ROBLES PRESS
PASO ROBLES – At the end of “Deadpool 2,” as the credits roll, Paso movie-goers may want to stay seated for a rap by two of their own. The song contains “inappropriate language and foul content,” but for those already interested in watching the recently-released movie — a humorous and irreverent action film featuring the titular wisecracking mercenary played by Ryan Reynolds — will not be offended by the rated “R” content of the rap, “Deadpool Rap X-Force Remix” from local musicians Mason Storm and Todd Andrew.
Storm and Andrew, creators of a band called Teamheadkick, are the “Godfathers of Gamecore,” pioneering the musical genre also known as “nerdcore.” Nerdcore music is specifically geared toward nerds, geeks, and gamers and in this world of music, these guys get “mad respect.”
“This song is so sick,” said one YouTube commenter.
“The fans are really going to enjoy this film,” Storm said. “It’s epic.”
The musicians behind Teamheadkick are both Central Coast natives, both Paso Robles Bearcat alumni, and they came up with lyrics and music that graphically describes what is seen on the screen, complete with smacks, punches and chimichangas. And they have fans who completely lose their minds over it.
“We began in 2007 with the intention of bringing our small, underground style of music to the mainstream, and ‘Deadpool’ became that vehicle,” said Storm, who is the vocalist and songwriter for Teamheadkick. “We couldn’t be more excited to be back for the sequel, and are honored to be part of the most outrageous franchise in superhero history.”
This isn’t the first time Storm and Andrew have struck gold. The filmmakers asked them back for the sequel after their wildly successful “Deadpool Rap” was featured prominently in the original hit film “Deadpool” in 2016.
"We've been making comedy rap songs since high school,” Andrew, composer and producer, said. “It was something we did just to laugh and show our friends. Never in a million years did I think that we'd still be doing this after all this time and have it be a serious career path. It just goes to show you, never know where success is going to come from. If you are doing it for the right reasons and having fun, things have a way of supporting you in strange, unexpected ways."
“Deadpool Rap (X-Force Remix)” plays during the infamous credits scene at the end of the film.
Teamheadkick music can be found on all digital music platforms and everywhere music is sold. Their music channel on YouTube has more than 170,000 subscribers and videos like “Destiny 2 Rock Rap ‘Lets Get It On’” and Halo MCC Song “I’m the Chief” have received almost 600,000 views. The original “Deadpool Rap” is at 2.2 million views and “U Mad Bro (Gamer Song)” is at 1.7 million. Last March Ryan Reynolds himself shared a cover of the “Deadpool Rap” by the Brentwood Duo.
To take a peek at “Deadpool Rap X-Force Remix” from the original motion picture soundtrack by Teamheadkick, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nX8_MhwxMk on YouTube, but be warned, the video does contain graphic content and profanity.
You may reach Reporter Beth Giuffre at [email protected] for questions and/or feedback.
Photos courtesy of Teamheadkick
Paso Robles locals Todd Andrew (left) and Mason Storm make up the nerdcore band Teamheadkick.