A while back MC Lars tweeted me that he'd be here with I Fight Dragons at the Firebird. Well, as I hadn't had the chance to see a nerd rapper in St. Louis yet, I made sure to get down there with a couple friends of mine. Quick note before we stampede off here, I had the chance to meet with MC Lars at the merch table and during the headliners and I have never met a musician so gracious, so humble, and so willing to give his time to those who want it.
Did I mention MC Lars is a nerd rapper? Being a total nerd myself, it's something I can get behind. I suppose my complaint is that I didn't catch a reference to Hop Frog on the CD....
The EP starts off with the track "Flow Like Poe." This song is performed in front of a symphony orchestra. Just that in and of itself is a pretty rare thing. This album has some fun beats, some great tunes, and a couple really interesting cameos. Random aka Megaran guests on "The Tell Tale" and punk legends, the Dead Milkmen, played on a remix of "Mr. Raven." Though this is listed as an EP, there are eleven tracks here, but 3 of them are different versions of the songs recorded for this release.
Really, what can I say? Do you like nerd? Do you like Edgar Allan Poe? Do you go hard on the tetrameter? Then you should totally get this CD. It's awesome, but I can say yes to all of those things. This album is full of all of the things I really like about MC Lars: quick wit, long winded rhymes, nerdy topics, and unusual backing music.
Genre: Rap and Nerdcore
Playlists: Nerdcore, Rap & Such
1) Flow Like Poe
2) The Tell-Tale (ft. Random)
3) Lenore (I miss you)
4) (rock) The Bells
5) Annabel Lee R.I.P. (ft common rotation)
6) The Abridged Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
7) Mr. Raven (ft. the dead milkmen)
8) Annabel Lee R.I.P. (DreamTrak Remix)
9) Flow Like Somebody In Rack City I Used To Know
10) Annabel Lee R.I.P. (original)
11) Mr. Raven (original)