Rap Nerdy to Me

MC Frontalot, aka Damian Hess, makes a living rapping about data encryption, rare diseases, video games, and the nerd life. Frontalot describes his music as nerdcore, a genre that inverts “the shame of geekerey…into pride.” Dr. Awkward, a California-based nerdcore rapper, says that people assume nerd rap is a joke: “But it’s not really about the juxtaposition of those two worlds—nerdiness and hip-hop —it just happens to be nerds expressing themselves through hip-hop.”


Music courtesy of Dr. Awkward, MC Frontalot

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About Flora Lichtman

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