So M.C. Frontalot coined the term Nerdcore, delivered dozens of highly entertaining demo tunes, and released a CD (Nerdcore Rising) with new versions of old tunes and some great new ones. But what has he done for us lately?
Well, for starters, he's allowed us the privilege of purchasing and listening to Secrets From the Future, his brand-new LP. Like Nerdcore Rising, it contains phat beats and the intricate, herky-jerky flow we've come to know and love. Unlike Nerdcore Rising, all but two of the tracks are Brand New!
Believe the hype -- from the paranoid loopiness of "You've got Asperger's" to the faux-spiritual "Origin of the Species" to the downright bizarre "Bizarro Genius Baby," Front brings the rhymes with his wit, vocabulary, and geekiness intact. You'll need a couple of listens to process all the lyrics (which are thoughtfully included in the CD booklet), though; the flow is faster and the rhymes more intricate than anything on Nerdcore Rising. I found the first listen-through enjoyable but overwhelming, but on the second spin, I fell in love.
Definitely check this out if you like hip-hop, nerdiness, nerdy hip-hop, and songs about old text adventure games. Nerd Ho!