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MC Chris, with Yugant and 1AM Records

Tuesday, April 12, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

Whereas most rappers make a name for themselves by slaying competitors in freestyle rhyme battles, MC Chris came up through strange circumstances -- namely, providing the voice for a cartoon spider. Fans of the Cartoon Network's cult favorite Adult Swim series should know MC Chris for lending his hyper-obnoxious pipes to Hesh on Sealab 2021and to various characters on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, including Sir Loin and Little Brittle. In one Aqua Teenepisode, Chris made his hilarious mark by voicing the infamous MC Pee Pants, a gigantic diaper-wearing, gangster-rapping spider that rhymes candy with Jessica Tandy. Further animated rap exploits followed, including "Fett's Vette," which gave props to the geek-beloved Star Wars bounty hunter: "I'm after Solo / For all I care, he could be hiding at Yoda's dojo." Now on tour to support his three albums, including the free-on-the-Internet Life's a Bitch and I'm Her Pimp, MC Chris comes to the Meridian to rhyme about ninjas, Picachu, D&D and myriad geek references that have crowned him godfather of the newest (and most poorly named) subgenre of rap: nerdcore.

 
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