MC Chris

mc chris is a rapper from the suburbs of Chicago that was once 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, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has also voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamonn 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. He is considered to be one of the originators of a genre of music called nerdcore. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in a Kevin Smith movie and an upcoming DVD; and he has composed several themes for his Smodcast network. Most recently, mc's song "hoodie ninja" was featured in both a Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos.

mc raises money to fight cancer and cystic fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cancer charity is brand new in honor of mc's recently deceased father as well as Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

It's been mc chris' lifelong dream to have his own cartoon and he still hasn't given up. Last year, his fans donated over $60,000 to kickstart his dream and now the cartoon is currently in production in Indiana, Los Angeles and New York. mc chris lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend.

Dr. Awkward

Dr. Awkward (Josh Watson) has been a Southern California recording artist since 2009. Doc was born and raised in San Diego, and because of this, much of his music is influenced by mainstream and underground West Coast Hip Hop.

In early 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project "Next Gen," in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with such hits as "Geekquilibrium" and "Impostor."

Since his live act at Nerdapalooza, Doc has performed at after parties for large events such as Florida's Nerd Invasion, San Diego's ComicCon,Texas' Comicpalooza,and Indianaplois' GenCon. He has shared bills with MC Frontalot, MC Lars, MC Chris, Zealous1, YTCracker, and MegaRan.

In April 2010, one year after Next Gen, Dr. Awkward finished and released his first full length album called "Unlimited." The album was titled as such to convey Doc's unlimited potential and ability. This album features an amazing fusion of Nerdy Rhymes, Next Gen Hip Hop, and R&B.

After his many releases, Doc is back in the lab working on new material, and playing shows all over the globe!

Jesse Dangerously

Growing up in Nova Scotia loving rap above all, Jesse began with lighter fare in 1989, embraced hardcore in the early 90s, and found his calling in the independent rap revolution at century's end. All the while, he was honing his own style, ethos and skill set within a distinctly Haligonian hip-hop identity.

His first cassette, BREAK, came in 1997. He has since independently released five further albums, frequently in collaboration with members of the Canada-wide Backburner crew. He's toured a dozen times across Canada and the US, sold music on every continent, scored films and video games, and accidentally assisted in developing "nerdcore" hip-hop into a scene.

Jesse's 2011 album, Humble & Brilliant, is also a book.

He will be the first to tell you that he is a Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)! Others will tell you he's a gorgeous, fat, feminist sex god. You be the judge!

Lightning struck, thunder crashed, and TribeOne was born with a smile on his face and a rap in his heart. It took him a few years to figure out how to write and then many more years to figure out how to write a decent rap. But eventually he sorted it all out and his been at it ever since.

Years later, he continues doing the raps, nerdcore and otherwise. He's a man of few words but many names, Dirty South Swamp Thing, Devil Rhymeosaur, Ol' Dirty Batroc.

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Wednesday, July 10 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Union Transfer