A prominent member of the alternative hip-hop movement known as nerdcore, Schaffer the Darklord is a rapper based out of New York City. His style is characterized by nerdcore's inherent attributes--a comedic, satirical tone, somewhat rudimentary, cheesy beats and most notably, geeky lyrics about video games, math and cult movies. Schaffer the Darklord started his career in San Francisco while rapping with the group, The End of the World in the early 2000s. His eventual move to New York proved to be fruitful in terms of establishing himself on the nerdcore scene. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary Nerdcore Rising, further establishing his status within the niche genre's fan circles.