Rap Nerdy to Me
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.
Flora Lichtman is host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.
Damien Hess is a professional rapper known as MC Frontalot in Brooklyn, New York.