Is it any surprise that one of the best artists on the nerdcore scene regularly works for the Cartoon Network? Nothing like a little Aqua Teen Hunger Force all up in your badass mother f_ckin’ beats.
MC Chris somehow pulls off a mash-up of: 1) hardcore hip-hop image, 2) high-pitched vocals, and 3) geek credentials. Think Nas on helium, with a few extra Boba Fett references. He’s prolific too.
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With titillating tracks more infectious than a Sub7 Trojan horse, this most “awesomest beat smith” and avid dictionary/thesaurus user is best known as MC Frontalot’s righteous remixer. Hailing from the land of Alexander Graham Bell, Wolverine and Pamela Anderson, this thumping Canadian, with a name actually intended for an unrealized boy band spoof in college, has been dubbed the Timbaland of Nerdcore hip-hop here and in galaxies far, far away.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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