I had the opportunity this past Wednesday to enjoy a bit of a guilty pleasure. No, it isn’t gambling or chocolate. It just happens to be Nerdcore. I’ve been a fan of a couple of prominent nerdcore hip hop artists for a while now, so when I got the chance to see one of my favorites live (courtesy of Ghostfreehood, who booked the show) I went well out of my way to get my nerd on.
MC Frontalot has been someone I’ve wanted to see live for a while now. I’ve been a fan of hip hop since I was a kid and lately it’s taken something unique about an artist’s sound to get me even remotely interested in them. There’s a lot of generic hip hop out there (given a ridiculing by MC Lars‘ song Generic Crunk Rap), and I’m not a fan of a lot of it. Frontalot brings some funk/soul grooves to his sound that complements the flow of his rhymes.
Below is a sample, but check here to see the whole gallery of shots I took of the show.