03/01/2013

Rap Nerdy to Me

15:49 minutes

MC Frontalot, aka Damian Hess, makes a living rapping about data encryption, rare diseases, video games and the nerd life. He describes Nerdcore, his name for the genre, as “the inversion of the shame of geekery… into pride.” Frontalot joins Ira Flatow and Flora Lichtman to chat about the intersection of nerdiness and hip-hop and shares some of his songs.

Segment Guests

Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

Damian Hess

Damien Hess is a professional rapper known as MC Frontalot in Brooklyn, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.