Much like George Washington felt after penning his sig to the Declaration of Independence, this forefather of Nerdcore has seen the grand emergence of a new nerdalicious nation. This Garden Stater has collaborated with more producers, DJs and performers than hot futuristic sex robots will interface with great-great grand nerds.
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 .
Socrates once said, “When you have worked with so many hip hop artists and have become a producer, DJ and rapper in your own right, you become so cool, you pee ice.”* Prince Paul pees ice. This New York-based legend of hip hop, is beloved by nerdcorites on planets near and far, but let’s be honest, he doesn’t have a geeky bone in his body. Seriously, when MC Paul Barman flashed Prince Paul the Vulcan hand greeting before a recording session for It’s Very Stimulating, the Prince said, “That is the dumbest gang sign ever.
Godfather of Nerdcore
MC Frontalot is the stage name of Damian Hess, a musician and author currently based in the Boston area. He studied English and electronic music at Wesleyan University, graduating in 1996.
From 1993 to 2003, Damian rapped, sang, and acted onstage with the San Francisco Bay Area’s premiere rock opera company,
Perhaps other nerdcore MCs have an argument for being nerdier than Monzy (perhaps). However, none can say they have nerdier lyrics in their songs. To the average human being Monzy’s rhymes sound like they’re written in Html. He dropped this sweet rhyme in his debut single “So much drama in the PhD”, which garnered him much publicity on the nerdcore scene.