Monday, April 30, 2007

MC Frontalot - Stubb's - May 2, 2007

Looks like nerdcore is making a strong showing in Austin this year... MC Frontalot @ Stubb's on May 2nd. I'm curious if nerdcore can really fill Stubb's... hmmm...

So I turn on the radio today at 8 AM on my way to work and just happen to catch Bavu Blakes on 93.3... how dope is that. They had just finished playing "Play the Role", one of my favs. Then they start interviewing him by asking how he felt about Chamillionaire claiming to not curse in his albums. Bavu replied it was to each rappers discretion, which I thought was good. Props to Bavu.

More info:

Damian Hess (born December 3, 1973), known by stage name MC Frontalot, is a San Franciscan hip hop musician and self-proclaimed "world's 579th greatest rapper." He is best known in nerdcore hip hop and video game culture for naming the nerdcore subgenre, and performing at Penny Arcade's annual Expo.

Hess began releasing music as MC Frontalot in 1999. His first successes came through Song Fight!, an online songwriting and recording competition, where he became known for consistently besting opponents. Throughout his history at Song Fight!, Hess has never lost a competition, although he has entered only seven entries in the traditional Song Fight! style.[1] In one such song fight, entitled "Romantic Cheapskate", he likens Song Fight! to a neglected lover who favours him regardless of how he treats her.[2] Indicative of his success, the song went on to garner a total of 614 votes, while the next closest song ended the round with 28.