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MC Chris

MC Chris on April 4, 2007 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California.
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Brendan Ward
Born(1975-09-02) September 2, 1975 (age 37)
Libertyville, Illinois, USA
GenresNerdcore, Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, actor, comedian, writer
Years active2001–present
Labelsmc chris llc
Websitewww.mcchris.com
 
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MC Chris

MC Chris on April 4, 2007 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California.
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Brendan Ward
Born(1975-09-02) September 2, 1975 (age 37)
Libertyville, Illinois, USA
GenresNerdcore, Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, actor, comedian, writer
Years active2001–present
Labelsmc chris llc
Websitewww.mcchris.com

Christopher Brendan Ward, better known by his stage name, MC Chris (stylized as mc chris[1]) is an American Nerdcore rapper, voice actor, writer, and improvisational comedian.

He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and New York University's (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. He self releases with no current record label. mc chris originally performed with The Lee Majors (aka Dirt Bike Annie). Sometimes associated with the genre of nerdcore hip-hop, his trademarks include the synthesis of his "geek" heritage with the "gangster" image associated with hip hop artists, and the high pitch of his voice. He has released five albums, three EPs, one re-release, and a tenth anniversary edition of his recordings with The Lee Majors.

Since August 2010, he has created the theme songs for several of the SModcast Internet Radio (S.I.R.) programs, including those for the original SModcast, Blow Hard,[2] Bagged & Boarded and Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

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Work on Adult Swim

Ward has appeared and worked behind the scenes and contributed original lyrics to many of Williams Street Studios' shows on Adult Swim, most notably Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He worked as a production assistant and starred as the character MC Pee Pants in the episodes "MC Pee Pants", "Sir Loin", "The Last One", and "Little Brittle,[3] as well as the young Carl in episode 18.[4] He reprised the role of MC Pee Pants in Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters and in the PlayStation 2 video game, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am. He also had a role in Sealab 2021, as a writer and as the recurring character Hesh Hepplewhite, as well as the twins who play "Dolphin Boy", in a "behind-the-scenes" type episode.

He worked as a production assistant and writer for The Brak Show (including the episodes "Brakstreet" and "Shadows of Heat") and he voiced a character on the episode "Brakstreet". He was a contributing writer for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast with a cameo in the episode "Baffler Meal". He also voiced the character Ward Willoughby in the 2002 pilot for Welcome to Eltingville.

In October 2004, he announced his resignation from Cartoon Network to the public on his blog to focus on his recording career with his business partner John Fewell. He made his return to Adult Swim in the form of a red Gummi bear by the name of "Gummi" on the show Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge.[5] He announced that he will be working on a new cartoon this upcoming summer called The mc chris Cartoon, and plans to work in conjunction with Titmouse Inc., the creators of Metalocalypse, although it will not air on Cartoon Network.[6]

Relationship with nerdcore hip hop

While Ward is one of the artists most closely associated with the genre of nerdcore hip hop, he has been hesitant to accept the nerdcore label for most of his career, preferring to describe his style as "mc chris music"[7] as well as expressing concern over limiting himself to such narrow audience and subject matter on a number of occasions.[8][9] He has lashed out at the media for focusing more on the nerdcore scene than his music, as well as the nerdcore community as a whole.[10] Despite these issues, he has periodically apologized to those in the nerdcore community for the aforementioned conflicts[11][12] and has appeared in news stories dealing with nerd culture and nerdcore.[13]

Controversy

At a show in Philadelphia in 2012[14], MC Chris forcibly ejected a fan from the audience for posting a tweet critical of opener Richie Branson. MC Chris would then offer an emotional apology after fans reacted negatively to his attempt to censor the showgoer.

Discography

Studio Albums:

Compilation Albums:

EPs:

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