Gregory Engel is a Software Engineer at The Root.

"A Band, Not a Rapper"

Ninjasonik, New York City-based musicians and performance artists, take care to call themselves "a band, not a rapper." The band's enthusiastic claims to blipsterhood are manifest in its underground hit: "Tight Pants."

"Brooklyn Blues"


Now I've come home to finish

finish my Brooklyn Blues

—Barry Manilow