MC Frontalot
Nerdcore Rising


1.5
very poor

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
April 9th, 2010 | 24 replies | 2,251 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is gimmicky, and isn’t very good, but a mention of listening to it is redeemable for two (2) elitist points.

4 of 5 thought this review was well written

Experimental/conceptual rap isn’t anything new. It’s been around for quite awhile, and we’ve seen quite a few gimmicks come and go, regardless of whether they were good or bad. So when novelty rap’s subgenre of nerdcore first popped up on the radar in the early 2000’s, it was seen as just a flame – that a few artists caught on to – that would become extinct quickly. But with nerdcore still lurking around today, driven by the genre’s apparent classic Nerdcore Rising, it’s quite obvious nerdcore is here to say at least a little longer than originally thought. Possibly representative of the cheesiest of all gimmicks, the more I think about this album, the more I hate it.

First and foremost, I’m well aware that MC Frontalot is implementing the funny-because-it’s-bad ploy. But it doesn’t work. The electronic and rock influenced beats exhibit terrible percussion, and the encompassing elements (arcade game bloops, laser noises, you name it) try way too hard to be conjure up the image of being geeky. Thus, the beats on the album sound hilariously amateur and homemade, and the only good thing about them is that they compliment MC Frontalot’s rapping style. That is, talking in a white, monotone IT guy’s voice at a blasé tempo. Moreover, Frontalot is completely literate in his discussion of all things nerdy – stuff like being unattractive, hairy, and gross; referencing video games and Star Wars; being “indie”; and oddly lauding pornography – using words like “obfuscate” and “juxtapose” all the while not mispronouncing a single word.

The main problem with this act is that it’s overbearing. Rather than being funny and believable, it’s blatantly forced and therefore, loses any comedic value it once retained. I have no idea why I thought this would be any good. The track list and casual description of the concept (a 40-year old virgin rapping about nerdy things) will easily deceive you into believing this is hilarious. But, you can claim to be 1337 if you listen to this.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Wow, this went from being a 3 when I decided to review it, and then when I was reviewing it, I realized how terrible it is.

Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Waiting on the hate of album/approval of rating from foodandliquors.

Also, Day 1 of the thirty reviews in thirty days is over.

Emim
April 9th 2010



26195 Comments


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Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol, leetspeak is so terrible.

Zipzop5565
April 9th 2010



402 Comments


What the fuck is this

RoshanC
April 9th 2010



219 Comments


nerdcore is the biggest fucking pile of wank ive ever heard

MUNGOLOID
April 9th 2010



4267 Comments


oh this is that annoying little prick who freestyled in that god-awful g4 commercial.

Mars Blackmon
April 9th 2010



351 Comments


Yep this is awful just like I told you it would be. But you should do more reviews like this for different hip hop sub genres no matter how horrible they are.

hydeyomoney
April 9th 2010



934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

lol basically

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2010



14884 Comments


honestly i remember one song by this guy beign pretty cool, it was like 'you...are...like...ly...to...be...eaten' something


but ya pretty gimmicky

Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Well, this guy could be useful right now. My loaner got hammer fisted by my friend and its color is all fucked up. >:|

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2010



14884 Comments


the song is called 'it is pitch dark' just found out

Urinetrouble
April 9th 2010



5695 Comments


album is okay. check my new lsit for some sick mcs

Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

i saw it, and i was like HAHAH NONBLACK MCS, LOLOLOL.

Urinetrouble
April 9th 2010



5695 Comments


foolish man ; less gucci, MORE MANE

Mars Blackmon
April 9th 2010



351 Comments


LOL stupid caucasians

Urinetrouble
April 9th 2010



5695 Comments


you think yo black, but you aint. oh and the pharcyde rules food

Bulldog
April 9th 2010



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

you think yo black, but you aint


means nothing to me coming from the white guy that raps. :D

Mars Blackmon
April 9th 2010



351 Comments


Thank you weedbeater. SOMEONE appreciates my tastes *cough* Bulldog,illmitch,hydeyomoney *cough*

hydeyomoney
April 9th 2010



934 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I like The Pharcyde i just don't shout my love of them from the roof tops.



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