If you know anything about nerdcore superstar MC Frontalot, then you know he's not just about ice-cold flow and deep rhymes: he's also funny as hell. Now, with Question Bedtime, Frontalot brings us an album for kids, 40 minutes' of hip-hop fairy tales.
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MC Chris, creator of such immortal nerdcore classics as Fett's Vette and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, has a new double album out: Foreverrr.
Foreverrr is an insane, lewd, lacivious, profane and obscene delight of a concept album about the romance between a lonely ghost and a grandmotherly sexbot who's taken up residence in a haunted house. It features songs about all five Ghostbusters (including Tully), as well as nods to Wednesday Addams and The Shining (it's also got a ton of silliness about Luigi, french fries, and dating woes).
Ultimately, though, as the liner notes say, "it's also about letting go of the past, letting go of your anger, letting go of people you love." Amid all the supernatural sex-jokes and fat beats, MC Chris slides a lot of poignant, autobiographical material about coming to grips with his alcoholic father, and learning how to cope with his anger rather than taking it out on hecklers at his shows.
One of the Ghostbusters tracks, 58.9, was released early as a memorial to Harold Ramis, and a fan made a rather good video for it.
The album ships on Tuesday: $25 gets you two CDs in sleeves; $45 gets you a tri-fold CD case and a t-shirt; and $65 gets you the tri-fold case, a hoodie, stickers, a poster, a tote and a button.
"Foreverrr" - MC Chris
MC Frontalot sez, "At long last, here's the third of three videos from my album Solved that were funded by fans via Kickstarter. It was directed by Carly Monardo and features my nerdcore rap compatriots ZeaLouS1 and Dr. Awkward.
Lyrics and credits are on the youtube page. The single is out today, too, and it's free at frontalot.com.
MC Frontalot - I'll Form The Head [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Bright-colored robotic space rhinoceri
that we pilot — why? 'Cause they're in supply.
Plus, we heed the cry of our planet's population
to defend them. We report to battle stations!
Split screen — ready! — and our rhinos are rocket ships
with fully articulated tusk, jaws, and hips.
They come equipped with individual special attacks,
none with a lack (but a couple a little bit slack).
I'm not naming any pilot specifically,
but we're all color coded so you notice that typically
I (in the gold) lead the charge, do the most damage
to whatever very giant space invader managed
to threaten the globe in yet another of our episodes.
This week? Malevolent galactic nematode!
Already beat up the squad when we faced him.
I'm calling it: let's form a giant robot and waste him.
MC Frontalot sez, "I have made a new song, and a video to go with it. This happened at the offices of New Relic in San Francisco. They were pretty nice about my ruining their afternoon, except for a moment when I was talking smack about those flat/small/fashionable Mac keyboards and I think I heard nearby developers scoff at me pretty loudly. Nerdlife!"
MC Frontalot - NERD LIFE [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
MC Frontalot sez, "The unstoppable Eliza Gauger is selling off the original back-cover painting that she did for my album Zero Day. A little bit of nerdcore history available to the aspiring archivist, with about two days left to bid."
Nerdcore rapper MC Chris is getting his own cartoon show, which apparently involves zombies, the music industry and profanity. Just as it should.
the mc chris cartoon teaser trailer
The incomparable MC Frontalot sez, "The second video extravaganza from my overfunded Kickstarter is Stoop Sale, a chilling tale of indecision and loss presented in cheerful all-puppet format. This is my first song about living in New York, which is something rappers seem to make songs about pretty often, but I've only just gotten around to it. Because it is a nerdcore song, the actual topic is my attempted purchase of a mystical item on the street corner in front of my apartment building in Brooklyn. This serves as the latest single from my recent album, Solved. Hi-def quicktime, MP3, and AAC files are all available free at frontalot.com."
MC Frontalot - Stoop Sale [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
We’re honored to be first to present the video for MC Frontalot‘s Critical Hit, starring Brian Posehn alongside the nerdcore rapper.
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Nerdcore rap legend MC Frontalot sez, "SOLVED, my new album came out today! It's a concept record about how all solutions are hacks. It has got guest appearances from some other nerdcore rappers (MC Lars, ZeaLouS1, Dr Awkward), some rockstars (Wheatus), and some comedy masterminds (Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman). If anyone wants to take a peek, the first single, "Critical Hit," is free
and the CD page
offers instant download with purchase. The package on my site includes 24bit FLAC, but if you aren't such an audiophile, it's also posted on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. I hope folks like it. It was quite a labor of love and I am happy about how it came out."
I've been giving this a spin this morning and it's definitely vintage Frontalot -- I love "Captains of Industry," a great track about how every nerdcore rapper is really in the t-shirt business.