The countdown continues (Click here for Nos. 25-21, and here for 20-16). So far we've seen everything from Star Wars raps to Irish street beats to towering mainstream figures like Eddie Murphy, MC Hammer, and Afroman. Today's playlist should be triumph for the nerdcore crowd, and features some more Houston talent as well as Weird Al's appearance.
Oh, and lube up, because Warner Music Group has some screwing with us to do at No. 11.
You have to be pretty pimp to bang another woman behind your wife's back when you can't even move under your own power like Stephen Hawkings did, and such an act is one of the things that surely inspired Ken Lawrence to become nerdcore superstar MC Hawkings. Using text-to-speech, a dash of science, a pinch of thuggish bravado, and some nice beats from DJ Doomsday, MC Hawkings simultaneously educates and electrifies. Also, we are very much in agreement with Hawkings. Creationists walked out on Bill Nye the Science Guys, and are now dead to us.
What? Not "White and Nerdy?" Not "Amish Paradise"? No, when it comes down to one great Weird Al rap joint, we're going with "All About the Pentiums" from Running With Scissors. A: We always love it when anyone takes the piss out of Diddy; and B: Unlike his other rap outings, we think that Al actually makes the song better with his parody.
Who loves Houston more than Cornbreadd of Tha Fucking Transmissions? Nobody, and it's that love that landed him on the list as much as the absolutely, hilarious dry delivery that makes "Lookin' Ass Nigga" such an unforgettable track. We're going to quote Chris Gray on this one, "If Cornbreadd didn't already exist, some MTV programming executive would have had to make him up." [Thanks - Ed.]
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Another nerdcore superstar and a friend and colleague of DJ Dave from No. 24 in the countdown, MC Frontalot pulls no punches in his ode to video game big bads. Speaking as someone who literally skipped an entire day worth of meals trying to flip Wizards and Warriors when we were young, our hearts are in perfect lockstep with Frontalot's sentiment. Fun fact, you can see both MC Frontalot and MC Hawkings in the pages of the Walking Dead as zombies. Artist Tony Moore is a fan of both.
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No, we didn't forget the HTML. Warner Music Group scours the Internet making sure no one ever posts a video of "Rollin' With Bob Saget" with audio on YouTube. You can see the vid on Funny or Die. Despite our distaste for Funny or Die's Web site (the damn thing always seems to freeze when we're trying to watch Brown Dog Affair episodes), you should really give it a peep. It's excellent.
Tune in tomorrow when we tackle the Top 10, featuring a dearly departed legend, our favorite dis from ICP, and the best damn rap tribute to sharks ever done. Suck it, LL Cool J.