Hailing from the dirrrty south, this Louisiana lyrical machine shone early on in nerdcore history. A long, long time ago, around the time of the first nerdcore dominion (as in, 1995 the year of our lord), High-C dropped his avant-garde first track “Godzilla,” where he began his mission to “bring pure unadultered 100% Colombian quality hip-hop dopeness into being.” This Tarzanian rhapsodist began frequenting topics such as technology figures, literary allusions and serial killers. Serial killers? Coincidentally High-C’s real name is Jason. Hmmm .
Chris Trew is one of very few who not only busts geeky verse but also manages to bust some bonified, balls-out live comedy. This comic-cum-rapper is based in Austin and when The Freshest Dude came out his first album as Terp 2 It Chris Trew emerged on the scene as a no-nonsence nerdcore-ite of the Texan variety.
Yep, hes “that one guy from that one show.” This “gigantic, orange and gay” neighbor is a fixture on Comedy Centrals Sarah Silverman Show (gay on the show of course in real life he prefers Princess Leia to Hans Solo). But hes is so much more than that. Posehn is a comedian and actor known for playing every nerdy role in every TV show, in every movie and in every cartoon, ever. Ever. This 66″ metal freak from California has appeared on Friends, Seinfeld, Just Shoot Me, Bernie Mac and Everybody Loves Raymond just to name a few.
Schaffer loves cats. Unapologetically. Unironically. Unforgivingly. And whats not to love? Theyre fluffy little creatures providing warm meows when things get rough, and full-throated purrs when things are swimming along just fine in other words, they are the purrrrfect inspiration for writing raps (sorry, the pun had to happen, it just had to). But STD wasnt always the nerdy cat loving-rapper we know him to be oh no.
Listen Ann of Green Gables maniacs, this isnt Lucy Maud Montgomerys poetic Eastern Canada anymore. With this nerdcore Canuck on the scene, it is officially Dangerous territory. Jesse Dangerouslys Perilous, Pulsing Rhetorical Territory, to be exact. His formidable balladry doesnt recall flowery waves crashing in the sand this time its about throbbing cadence and a beating baseline. And why has Dangerously emerged as a Canadian ambassador of nerdcore hip hop?