Review Summary: Nerdcore Rising...nothing quite describes this album better.
If you took a quick look at MC Frontalot. You can tell he doesn't really fit in with the Hip-Hop/Rap community. Yet he strives to make a place for himself & nerdcore hip-hop in the community. Instead of rapping about getting money, having sex, getting high, or a thousand other cliches. Frontalot raps about all sorts of problems that a nerd would have, NOT getting the girls, people forgetting who he is, and many other subjects. Now instead of having pretending to be serious about himself and his Star Trek collection he laughs at himself and doesn't get too serious. Which makes for a fun listen.
This entire album you can tell MC Frontalot has been through a lot of humility which is sad, cause the beats are nice and a lot of the songs are catchy as hell. "Charity Case" is Front's plea for people to buy his album and not to download, so he can actually "buy some new pants", while "Goth Girls" is his love for the ladies in dark, but not being able to talk to them. "Pr0n S0ng" has to be my personal favorite and a real funny song, it doesn't take a huge imagination to figure out what it's about. "This Old Man" shows Front's willing to throw more then the old FL Studio in there, as a banjo and piano come together and makes a real nice groove."Nerdcore Rising" which features guest spots of Jesse Dangerous & MC Hawkwing, is all of their rhymes about trying to get Nerdcore in the hip-hop catalog. It's a good listen and both of the guest spots bring this song together, makes you wish for Nerdcore to be considered in with the rest of em. The 2nd half of the disc tends to go for more of a "spoof" type rap style which isn't bad, the album flows together without it sounding like the same song over and over again. "Penny Arcade Theme" is Front showing his love for the nerds everywhere, and is named after the famous arcade. "I Heart Fags" is another personal favorite which presents Front defending his more curly friends in Chicago.
I could go on forever about how great each song is and why you should listen, but it's something you have to experience to understand. Each song has funny, yet honest lyrics, good beats without it seeming tired. MC Frontalot may sound like a regular Weird Al, but boy can this guy make Nerdcore sound great. It's something fun and different to listen to, which honestly is something that this genre can use after all the bull-crappery I get to see on MTV on Sunday. The only problem I have is that this disc may get old (as every other fun-to-listen to album) after about 5 or 6 spins around your stereo.
I Heart Fags
Indier Then Thou