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MC Frontalot @ The Knitting Factory, 11/21

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I feel at home at hip hop shows. I am in my element. I am around people who love the same kind of music I love. This past Wednesday night, however, for the first time in my show-going life I was at a hip hop show as an outsider. Nerdcore rap was something that I had only vaguely heard of, all I knew of it was rap with a whole lot of references to video games, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars, the Internet and comic books and oh yeah this MC Frontalot guy was considered the "Godfather" of it all.

KRS-One said "you must learn" and my fortune cookie from Panda Express the day before said to "expand my horizons". So I decided to listen to the "Blast Master" and the company that types up fortune cookies and go out of my element and take in a night of Nerdcore at the Knitting Factory.

Despite the fact that I am not an avid D&D player or had no idea what a "module" was, I was very impressed with the performances I saw on this night.