MC Frontalot's First World Problem: "deep nerdcore and a wee bit political"

Here's nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot's single "First World Problem" from his latest album Zero Day, animated by Shawna Mills of Brooklyn. Frontalot sez, "The song is deep nerdcore and a wee bit political. The video tells a secondary story which interweaves thematically. Enjoy!"

MC Frontalot - First World Problem [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (Thanks, MC Frontalot)


  1. This is f’in’ sweet.

    He sounds like a bit like Eminem, minus the raging asshole part.

  2. Many of these ‘nerdcore’ rappers seem far too gimmicky. I’d rather get my rhymes from MC Chris.

  3. That song really resonates; especially the part about yachts capsizing. Woe is me!

    It’s just the right amount of “political”, in my opinion. Suggests a point without being obnoxious. Honestly, it makes me glad I live where I live — first world problems and all.

  4. Center channel speaker’s out I can HEAR that it’s not on

    God dammit I’ve actually had that conversation.

  5. Right, some of the first world can buy yachts but what about the majority of us that while having a fair standard of living are still in Debt bondage letting our employers take advantage of us for fear of loosing our jobs; doing everything we can not to miss our student loan payments, mortgages, car payments to get to work etc? This song seems a bit disingenuous like its out a Republican’s view of every American.

    1. The song is much more about putting some of the silly every day annoyances in perspective, but even if it were talking about what you mentioned… well compared to children working 16 hour days, starvation, and genocide, I’d say we still get off pretty easy.

      1. I agree comparatively speaking we have no cares in the world. However always saying it could be worse instead of looking to make what is wrong better will be a quick trip to the bottom, because its always worse somewhere else as sure as the grass will be always greener.

        1. It’s true, but having a couple songs backhandedly about being thankful is a nice change of pace for me. Like most of his stuff, this song seems pretty self-deprecating, but it’s a bit more positive about it all, at least for me.

          Then again, “the tribulations of muffy and percival” is my favorite thing on the album.

          1. I like Frontalot actually i have his first two albums but not this one. I was just pointing out that i disagreed with his point of view on this one song.

    2. Rent, don’t buy. Bike/take public transit to work.

      I hope you studied something with your student loan that pays a good wage.

      Now who’s a debt slave?

      1. Those solutions may work for you but are not practical in reality for many people myself included.

  6. So … you are saying that an artist named ‘Frontalot’ is too gimmicky? To each their own, I suppose. I think this is just about right and that MC Frontalot is probably turning into exactly the artist he wants to be. The animation is pretty cool, too.

  7. Front is one of my favorite rappers out there (tied with Wheelie Cyberman from Optimus Rhyme.) I love these quirky vids.

    If you think Front is gimmicky, take a closer look at your own favorite artist. Damien owns up to it, at least.

    1. Beefy is an acceptable answer.

      See also Ultraklystron, Drown Radio, and Mr. B, the Gentleman Rapper.

  8. I just bought the album, Front makes fun music, IMO.

    The lyrics are also great, but that can be said for most nerdcore rappers.

  9. Reminds me of Louis CK when he was on Conan O’Brien talking about people who don’t appreciate technology. “Everything’s amazing now, and nobody’s happy.”

  10. Frontalot is a real MC, whether you are into nerdcore or not. I’m feelin this new one a lot. Non nerdcore rappers will respect it. The video was really creative as well. Dope…

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