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Musical Geek Friday: Monzy - Kill Dash Nine

Musical Geek Friday is back! This week we have a geek song about the most cruel way to kill a process - killing it with kill -9!

Kill -9 song is written by Monzy. Monzy's real name is Dan Maynes-Aminzade and he is a Ph.D. student at Stanford. Here is an article on Wired about him.

In his songs, Monzy bashes another nerdcore hip-hop musician Mc Plus+. I actually published a geek song by Mc Plus+ on previous Musical Geek Friday - MGF #14: Alice and Bob.

Song's title has a lot of meaning. Kill -9 sends SIGKILL signal to a process. It's one of the signals that can't be caught. The process just gets killed.

Here it is! The kill dash nine song. The song is strongly NSFW as it contains some explicit language.

[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/monzy-kill_dash_nine.mp3]

Download this song: kill dash nine.mp3 (musical geek friday #15)
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Kill dash nine lyrics (profanity filtered, see the "download lyrics" link above for uncensored version):

I guess I'll have to shut you down for good this time,
Already tried a SIGQUIT, so now it's KILL DASH 9.
You gotta learn when it's time for your thread to yield;
It shoulda slept; instead you stepped and now your fate is sealed.
I'll take your process off the run queue without even asking
'Cause my flow is like reentrant and preemptive multitasking.
Your sad rhymes are spinnin' like you're in a deadlock,
You're like a synchronous sock that don't know when to block;
So I pull out my keyboard and I pull out my glock,
And I dismount your girl and I mount /proc
And I've got your f**kin pid and the bottom line
Is that you best not front or else it's KILL DASH NINE.

KILL DASH NINE,
No more CPU time.
I run KILL DASH NINE,
And your process is mine.
I run KILL DASH NINE,
'Cause it's MY time to shine
So don't step outta line or else it's
KILL DASH NINE!

See it ain't about the Benjamins or Pentiums or Athlons,
But you rappin' 50 meters while I'm spittin' in decathlons.
Your s**t's old and busted, mine's the new hotness;
You're like CLR and I'm like CLRS.
You're running csh and my shell is bash,
You're the tertiary storage; I'm the L1 cache.
I'm a web crawling spider; you an Internet mosquito;
You thought the 7-layer model referred to a burrito.
You're a dialup connection; I'm a gigabit LAN.
I last a mythical man-month; you a one-minute man.
It's like I'm running Thunderbird and you're still stuck with Pine,
Which is why I think it's time for me to KILL DASH NINE.

Yeah it's KILL DASH NINE
No more CPU time.
'Cause it's KILL DASH NINE,
And your process is mine.
I said KILL DASH NINE
'Cause it's my time to shine,
So don't step outta line or else it's
KILL DASH NINE!

My posse throws down like leaky bucket regulators;
I was coding s**t in MIPS while you were playing Space Invaders.
With my finger on the trigger I run ./configure
Yo, this package is big, but MY package is bigger.
I roll my weed with Zig Zag while I zag-zig splay,
And I do a bounds check before I write to an array.
I'm a loc'd out baller writing KLOCS a day,
'Cause it's publish or perish, fool, what can I say?
I'm 26 now, will I live to see 28?
Some days I wonder if I'll survive to graduate.
But hey, that's just fine, I won't ever resign,
And if fools try to step then it's KILL DASH NINE!

Yeah it's KILL DASH NINE,
From my command line
It's KILL DASH NINE
Sending chills down your spine,
I said KILL DASH NINE,
'Cause it's my time to shine,
So don't step outta line or else it's
KILL DASH NINE!

fs sa rlidwka
I'll chown your home and take your access away
Comin' straight outta Stanford, ain't nobody tougher,
Control-X, Control-C, I'll discard your f**kin' buffer.

You're outside your scope, son, close them curly brackets,
'Cause I drop punk-a** b*****s like a modem drops packets.
Dump your m***********g core, and trace your stack
'Cause where your a** is going, there won't be no callback.
See my style is divine and my code is sublime,
My career's in a climb and yours is in a decline.

I'll write a pound-define and assign you as mine,
So refine those sad rhymes or remove your plus signs,

Or it's KILL DASH NINE,
No more CPU time,
'Cause it's KILL DASH NINE,
And your process is mine,
I said KILL DASH NINE
'Cause it's my time to shine,
Bitch you stepped outta line and now it's
KILL DASH NINE!

Here is Monzy performing the song at Stanford University:

Download "kill -9" Song

Download this song: kill dash nine.mp3 (musical geek friday #15)
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Download lyrics: kill dash nine lyrics (musical geek friday #15)
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Click to listen:
[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/monzy-kill_dash_nine.mp3]

Have fun and until next geeky Friday! :)

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f00li5h Permalink
November 21, 2008, 17:12

oh noes! my process!

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