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The New Dork: How Young Grasshoppers Become Super Ninjas

Sorry, there are no ninjas in this video. But there is a fun meme based on the Jay-Z joint feat. Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”, and it is called “The New Dork: Entrepreneur State of Mind.”

Notice the hipster references, the calls to action, the word “Twitter” and reach-around-worthy-shout-outs to TechCrunch, Gizmodo and the like.

It’s all in a bid to get you young entrepreneurs hooked on Grasshopper.com, a site that manages your budding company’s phone needs.

They’ve remixed the words and music so it isn’t exactly the same, but we’d bet there’s a lawsuit buried in there if Jay-Z cares to find it. But as an entrepreneur himself, he may let this one slide. Credits/lyrics after the jump.

Via @colinmurphy


CREDITS:
Created by Pantless Knights / Seedwell.com
Produced by Beau Lewis, Peter Furia & David Fine
Directed by David Fine
Camera by Peter Furia
Line Produced by Kimi Milo
Lyrics by Beau Lewis and Peter Furia
Vocals by Paavo Steinkamp & Jacqueline Becker
Starring Paavo Steinkamp & Alison Mei Lan
Instrumental and Song Mix by Jeff Kite
Special guest &#151 TGIF Crew &#151 http://youtube.com/tgifcali

LYRICS:
Now Im in the blogosphere, Now I’m in the twitterverse
Fans get so immersed, But I’m a nerd forever
I’m the new Zuckerberg, And since my website
I been cookin dough like a chef servin killa-bytes
Used to be the basement, Back at my mom’s place
Buildin web traffic so that we could sell an ad space
Make way for the, One man businesses
Bail outs finished with, White collar criminals
New sega genesis, Entrepreneur time
Makin big plans, To dominate the online
Yeah, I’m on YouTube, this is one man
Sharin’ google revenue, With songs on my webcam
Science is the new art, Databases day to day
Geeks spreadin’ sheet smarts, Hustle, make the data pay
I could be in Valleywag plus Geekologie
Tell from my avatar, That I’m most definitely

The New Dork,
Social networks – what dreams are made of, There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re the New Dork
This V.C. money is brand new, The geek is now damn cool
Let’s hear it for new dorks, new dorks, new dorks

Catch me up in Techcrunch, Right on the homepage
Hell, I’m on Gizmodo, In a photo bout a phone craze
And Im up in Mashable, weekend trip to New York
Bar pitty, 1oak, parties full of New Dorks
Now I’m pitchin business plans, From the backs of napkans
Micro-lend to Africans, Monetize Kazakastan
Catch me up on linked-in, Dog, C.E.O.
You can see where I be, With the I.P.O.
Now I’m up in skinny jeans, Now a hipster’s lurkin’
Used to be a reject, But now I’m steady jerkin’
Now my glasses mainstream, Now the girlies eyein me
Popular kids copy me, The new swag is irony
Comin’ from the small time, Girls couldn’t find me
Now I scale models, Like I climb on top of Heidi
Start big trends, with tweets that I pass on
You should follow me, cuz I’m friends with Ashton
CHORUS

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