Great White Dope
We cant describe nerdcore genius MC Chris any better than he did himself in Ten Year Old, the first song off his second record, Knowing His Half the Hassle: I sound like a 10-year-old / Or so Ive been told / But you dont need a voice thats low to make the microphone gold.
To our ears, much of hip-hops badass attitude comes off as unintentional self-parody. The great thing about Chris (born Christopher Brendan Ward IV in the white-bread Chicago suburb of Libertyville) is that he seems like a true badass, albeit in the least-threatening sense. In other words, its rap music tailor-made for nerds.
Nerdcores biggest star performing on Halloween night? Itll be geek heaven on Earth when the cartoon-voiced rapper takes the stage at Club Red. But heres a piece of advice, from one nerd to another: When you go, just make sure your Boba Fett costume is better than the dozens of others there just like it.
Sat., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m., 2009
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