MC Chris "Is Dead" Tour 2018
Dual Core, Lex the Lexicon Artist
Kansas City, MO, 64111
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
mc chris (always spelled in all lower case letters) is rapper from the Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas and unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. He's just as likely to make an appearance at Comicon as he is at SXSW.
mc got his start as an animator on many of the shows you see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.
mc has since crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act, as well as opening for bands like Pinback and Reggie and the Full Effect. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in Kevin Smith's Zak and Miri Make a Porno, Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and he has composed several themes for Smith's Smodcast podcast network. mc's song "hoodie ninja" was featured in both a Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central's Broad City and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? mc most recently started in the pilot Bunny and Frog for Disney and a national commercial for Fiat.
mc raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at live shows.
mc kickstarted "the mc chris cartoon" an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc. mc is currently shopping the project.
mc chris lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Lex the Lexicon Artist
"If you are a fan of hip hop, geek culture, Asian culture, intelligence, attitude, punk, sex, music, real talk, energy, talent, or any combination of the above, then you need to check out [LEX the Lexicon Artist]’s debut album. " - Marc Morin, TwoOhSix.com
"LEX is in her own lane with Raging Ego. Even if you aren’t a fan of nerdcore hip-hop, this album will have replay value for listeners across all spectrums. It’s creative and diverse and the Lexicon Artist shows off her skill and versatility on the project with confidence." - Ambush Vin, Altwire
"Brilliant from beginning to end! Absolutely a force to be reckoned with." - Shawn Solo
"Talk about hittin' the ground running. Coming out of virtually nowhere, LEX drops this beast and absolutely murders every beat she touches. I can't wait for more. " - Vince Vandal
"Raging Ego rages in the best way possible, dipping into stories that feel simultaneously deeply personal, wholly relatable and uniquely LEX." - Sara Hayden, Silk Knots Project
"Her mix of intelligently comical, nerdy flows, and genuine storytelling skills make her such a unique character in the hip hop space." - Jehzan Exclusive, OTDHipHop
"Eclectic, thoughtful, and deeply felt, (and overall high-energy and beat-riding like whoa), this album is a perfect introduction to LEX's talent and versatility." - Joe Hickey
"LEX The Lexicon Artist's fusion of indie rap, indie rock and punk is exactly what I'm looking for. Her blend of these genres mixed along with her energy and skill makes for some of the most relatable and brilliant music I've ever heard. " - Stormageddon, Crash Chords
"She shows great skill, great energy, and she’s very adventurous in tackling different styles of music across the track list. She also does a great job in letting us get to know her, showing us different sides of her personality as she moves from the really personal and tender to the funny and entertaining." - Chi Chi Thalken, Scratched Vinyl