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