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Posted by CmdrTaco
from the his-backpack-doesn't-actually-have-jets dept.
Many of you are no doubt familiar with the works of mc chris. He's probably most well known as the high pitched rapper on the track 'Fett's Vette' that you probably have an MP3 of somewhere. In addition to several highly entertaing albums, he's also the voice of MC Pee Pants (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) and Hesh (Sealab 2021). He's now touring, but you better already have tickets since he sold out his first 8 shows (including my local venue. The wife is very unhappy with me for not getting tickets in time). He'll also be performing at the Penny Arcade Expo later this year. This is your chance to ask him those burning questions. Standard Slashdot interview rules apply: Ask here, and we'll pick from the best of them and then wait patiently for Chris to bless us with his words.
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    • by JaffaKREE (766802)
      In the Aqua teen theme song, it says "Meatwad get the money, see. Meatwad get the honeys, G."

      However, it has been proven time and again that Meatwad gets neither money nor honeys. Please explain this discrepancy.
    • Heh. I can't help it. Everytime I hear someone use that expression I always hear Tom Servo's distant comment:

      "And afterwards, we'll have 'The Sex'"... :)

    • Sentence up, male sibling... slip me some epidermal layer. Clearly, this individual believes himself to be the nat of shiz yet hear of him have I not. Will he place the smack at a lower elevation?
  • Who? (Score:3, Informative)

    by ackthpt (218170) * on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:41PM (#11813712) Homepage Journal
    Sorry, never heard of him. His site requires Flash, too, so I'm even less likely now.

    Taco, don't be such a cheapskate, go buy tickets from a scalper.

    I had it good when I lived in Michigan, I could buy tickets, actual tickets over the phone or internet for shows in Detroit, Pine Knob, etc without much trouble. If I had to pay a scalper it was only a 100% markup.

    Now I live in Santa Cruz and tickets to even the drunks on Pacific avenue sell out in seconds. Scalpers will happily take $500 for a ticket that cost them $30 and they'll get it.

    I rely on local bands now. Support your local musicians before they're replaced by DJ's and Karoke.

    • Re:Who? (Score:2, Informative)

      Sorry, never heard of him. His site requires Flash, too, so I'm even less likely now.

      Here's a quick description.

      MC Chris is a combination of Puff Daddy, Vanilla Ice, Snow, Eminem and William Hung.

      But just the worst parts of them.

      He's truly awful. His beats are terrible, his rhyming is sloppy. He's not a good lyricist.

      He is to Rap music what Pat Boone was to 50's Rock and Roll. Mc Chris makes Rap music for people who don't like Rap music.

      His role of Mc Pee Pants on Aquateen Hunger Force was pretty fu
      • by Tyler Durden (136036) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @02:08PM (#11814843)
        Those are your opinions, and you're welcome to them, but I have no idea how you could say he's not a good lyricist. Everyone here who likes to jump on the bandwagon of "I never heard of him, therefore he must suck" and "The only rap songs I hear are the ones shoved down my throat by popular radio, therefore all rap sucks" should just look up the lyrics to Fette's Vette somewhere and read them. Now imagine yourself trying to write a goofy song with the same complexity of rhythm, rhyme scheme, story-telling and humor.

        This verse alone is pure genius...

        Call me master, 'cause I'm faster than Pryor on fire
        I no longer have to hot-wire
        I'm a hunter for hire with no plans to retire
        And all you sucker MCs can call me sire.

        Just because something sounds goofy doesn't mean it's not complex, creative or even good.
      • Re:Who? (Score:3, Informative)

        by srcosmo (73503)
        I agree. In terms of "nerdcore" rap, MC Frontalot [frontalot.com] is a far better lyricist -- and he hates Jar-Jar, too.

        Fortunately Frontalot will also be at the Penny Arcade Expo, so you can decide for yourselves.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:41PM (#11813714)
    my mates shitty band that no-one's heard of on Slashdot too? He doesn't read Slashdot, though he can do if it will help.
  • I do not (Score:5, Funny)

    by MrPrefect (805302) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:42PM (#11813722)
    have an Mp3 of this anywhere I assure you..
  • by Mantorp (142371)
    from when Alvin and the chipmunks lost popularity
  • Pressures of Touring (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    What do you do to deal with the pressures of touring? After seeing you at the Hartford show(The guy that yelled out Sharko Sucks!) it is pretty amazing to see someone who has basically been run ragged over the past few months still put on an amazing performance.
    • Ah, the pressures of Touring. That reminds me of a question. I have no idea who this "artist" is. But, I would like to ask him if he has any riders in his contract? Van Halen used to have a rider in their touring contract that their dressing room would have a bowl filled with M&M's, but that there could be absolutely no green M&M's in that bowl.

      • it was no brown M&Ms.

        http://snopes.com/music/artists/vanhalen.htm

        "So, when I would walk backstage, if I saw a brown M&M in that bowl . . . well, line-check the entire production. Guaranteed you're going to arrive at a technical error. They didn't read the contract. Guaranteed you'd run into a problem. Sometimes it would threaten to just destroy the whole show. Something like, literally, life-threatening."
      • Van Halen used to have a rider in their touring contract that their dressing room would have a bowl filled with M&M's, but that there could be absolutely no green M&M's in that bowl.

        There are two takes on this. The first is that this sort of term in the contract allows an artist to basically do what the hell they like (e.g. cancel shows, get paid stuff, whatever) if it isn't met; which it very likely won't be.

        HOWEVER, Van Halen had a different explanation. Basically, they had (IIRC) heavy and v
      • by Otter (3800)
        IIRC, it was brown M&M's. And as long as we're relating 80's rock trivia, Wang Chung's contracts stipulated that they not be given Chinese food for dinner, after venue after venue looked at their name and figured they'd like General Tso's chicken.

        My guess, though, is that MC Pee Pants doesn't quite have the negotiating power of a Van Halen, probably not even that of a Wang Chung.

        As long as I'm posting, could someone with points please mod up this guy [slashdot.org]? I literally L'd OL.

  • by icemax (565022) <matthew_d_stone&hotmail,com> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:43PM (#11813734) Homepage
    Who's the microphone assassin!?!?
  • Just picking nits, but it's "mc chris"

    As he says, lower case, no dots.

    I purchased his albums and played them for my friends. They all loved his shit. Nothing says rock like nerdcore.

    I know he left the [AS] guys, but I wonder if he'll come back every year as MC Pee-Pants like he has been.. And I know Sealab won't be the same without everyone's favorite notary/prostitute, Hesh.
  • by YankeeInExile (577704) * on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:45PM (#11813761) Homepage Journal

    Who the fuck are you, and why do I care?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:45PM (#11813766)
    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a website that is similar to slashdot but doesn't report "high pitched rapper" news.

    Can anyone recommend anything else?

    Thanks.

  • Your Real Voice? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Laebshade (643478) <laebshade@gmail.com> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:46PM (#11813771)
    I know some voice actors, for example, use their natural voices for cartoon characters (Bugs Bunny, etc.). When you rapped, as MC Pee Pants (or Sir Loin) for ATHF, was that your natural voice? If not, can you post a clip of your real voice?
    • I recognize the same voice as both Hesh and on ATHF.

      I'm not impressed by his character work or rapping at all. Maybe I'm a minority with this opinion, but there are thousands of really talented people out there in these fields - and he's not one of them.
  • Question (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vincent404 (588127) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:47PM (#11813780) Homepage
    How did you start your act? also When and how did you get into voice acting? Sorry, just trying to ask a real question.
    • I think this is one of the very rare cases on Slashdot where asking a legitimate question during an interview can be seen as karma whoring due to the lack of a substantial amount of people knowing who this person is.
  • by th3space (531154) <brad@brad[ ]ious.com ['fuc' in gap]> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:47PM (#11813783) Homepage
    Why is it that MC Pee Pants gets absolutely no respect from Satan, whereas the WisdomCube/Dubmassahedron does? To me, MC Pee Pants, while not as intelligent as the aforementioned geometric characters, is vastly more entertaining than that lot.
  • I can't believe it (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    I can't believe you people don't know who mc chris is.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC_Chris [wikipedia.org]

    Educate yourselves.
  • Jesus.. (Score:2, Insightful)

    If you guys don't know who he is, why bother to reply to the story? I don't want to read about Linus, but I don't post replies like a jackass.

    Chris is good at what he does, and is getting even better. Go download some of his music, he has an album you can download for free called "Life's a Bitch and I'm her Pimp" it has a song on it about how Boba Fett bounty hunts so he can pay for his Corvette.

    Don't post assholeish comments to give us /.ers an even worse name. Just ignore the stories you don't care a
  • by bigtallmofo (695287) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:53PM (#11813853)
    "I'm the master rapper and I'm here to say
    I love Fruity Pebbles in a major way!
    The bedrock yellow orange purple lime and red
    But to get that fruity taste, I gotta trick Fred!"
  • by myowntrueself (607117) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:54PM (#11813864)
    Ok heres an on-topic question;

    Is Master Shake hard to work with?
  • by ian rogers (760349) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:55PM (#11813875)
    It says on your website that you have a meeting about preserving your voice, is this a joke? Are you really having problems or foreseeing problems with your voice? Am I going to see an SNL Ashlee Simpson type ordeal happen at your show at the Blind Pig?
  • Yo yo MC (Score:5, Funny)

    by Fizzlewhiff (256410) <jeffshannon@ho[ ]il.com ['tma' in gap]> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:55PM (#11813876) Homepage
    How hard was it to get back on your feet after parting company with Simon and Theodore? In retrospect, was it wise to change your name from Alvin to MC Chris? Didn't that alienate alot of fans or perhaps just left them searching for their favorite chipmunk? How's Dave?
  • If you want to hear some of his songs, go to the Adult Swim website and download some mp3s [adultswim.com] (note that only one of the songs is MC Chris').
  • Adult Swim Ties? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by astyanax (8365) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:55PM (#11813885) Homepage
    mc, love your stuff!

    How about some more computer raps? "Ratz" and "Boy's dont cry" are the closest I've heard of your work to a computer-related song, any chance of getting some Linux-related rhymes? :)
  • by l4m3z0r (799504)
    When are you going to do a duet with Del the funky homosapien?
  • by smitty_one_each (243267) * on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @12:56PM (#11813892) Homepage Journal
    could you play it?
    Do you feel that your work edifies your audience? How so?
    In your opinion, how does hip-hop differentiate between characterizing a problem, with an eye towards debugging, and glorifying the problem?
    Now, you're clearly a big star, or you wouldn't be on /., so you've made money (is there another metric?): will you do anything unexpected? Challenging? The first rap symphony?
  • How much of the skits on "Knowing is half the hastle" is based on your high school years or what you imagined happening? Because that is pretty raw stuff. (You write great stuff, keep it up!)
  • Real Question. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by hot_Karls_bad_cavern (759797) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @01:00PM (#11813936) Journal
    Since i see an asston of moronic questions, i'll ask a reasonable one.

    Did you get to spend much time with the late Harry Goz? (Harry [imdb.com] was Captain Murphy on Sealab, amongst many other things). What are your thoughts on him? Will we see more work with AdultSwim in the future?

  • I got the unbelievable opportunity to see you in Baltimore, and the show was phenomenal. You were also just a really nice guy and treated your fans as equals and peers after the show, which was very refreshing and really cool.

    So which show was your favorite so far? Any hilarious foul-ups or unmitigated disasters so far :)? Or was everything as smooth as the show @ the Ottobar in B-more?
  • Even for those of you who don't play star wars galaxies it's still quite enjoyable. ;)
    Fetts Vette [windspiree...inment.com]
  • Question (Score:3, Funny)

    by DarkHelmet (120004) * <.mark. .at. .seventhcycle.net.> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @01:19PM (#11814139) Homepage
    Did Hesh ever get any sex out of Debbie?
  • Music and computers (Score:3, Interesting)

    by adeydas (837049) <adeydas@@@inbox...com> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @01:22PM (#11814197) Homepage Journal
    Since you are a musician, you must be using computers for your musical needs. Do you trust Open Source or Propriety software for that?

    Also for general computing, what do you use?

    Can you cite your reasons for the same?!
  • Will Hesh ever successfully hookup with Debbie, or will he "surprise" us all and come out of the closet?

    Also, is Hesh by any chance related to Dophin Boy?
  • did you feel even a little bit bad about leaving debbie in the lurch there? on a related note, can i be your girlfriend? i have this boyfriend right now, but i could totally ditch him. thanks
  • Hey there chris... Stormy from penny-arcade.com here. Being an internet celebrity isn't as easy as it seems. I know; I have to live with people everyday that don't realize who I am. Just wanted to say that Slashdot encompasses a much wider sub-set of geeks than I believe PA does, and this group is not representative of our crew. At PAX, women will want to have sex with you, and men will want to be you. We are down with the Nerdcore.

    That said, in addition to mc chris, we also have returning guests from last year:

    MC Frontalot [frontalot.com]

    Optimus Rhyme [optimusrhyme.com]

    and the Minibosses [minibosses.com]

    Lastly, a couple of questions from me.

    1)My girlfriend is a *huge* fan of the Brak Show, Sealab, etc... have you really left for good?

    2)Making music for the Nerdcore seems problematic to me. Namely, I don't think that one would be able to put forth a bunch of intellectual property on the internet and expect this group to actually pay for it. Are you 'making it' on the take from the door at your gigs alone? (Hat's off on leaving your day job and giving it a go in either case).

    3)Do you feel pressured to put forth a conventional full-length CD for your fans, or will you continue to offer up shorter, sweeter groups of songs for free on your website?

    Thanks, and see you at PAX!

    Stormy

  • by ewhac (5844) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @02:13PM (#11814900) Homepage Journal

    Your work on the Adult Swim lineup is much appreciated in our household. But I wondered whose voice work you enjoyed (not necessarily restricted to Williams Street). Who's fun to listen to? Who's fun to work with?

    Schwab

  • Birthday song (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kirkb (158552) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @02:20PM (#11814985) Homepage
    Since the 'Happy Birthday' song [snopes.com] is copyrighted, would you consider open-sourcing Hesh's Birthday Song [pod-six.net] under something like the Creative Commons License? I'd rather hear it than the cheezy home-brew birthday songs that restaurants are forced to devise.

  • Limerick (Score:3, Interesting)

    by akheron01 (637033) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @02:43PM (#11815264) Homepage
    I've been wondering something about Fette's Vette for a while, the chorus is a limerick, was this intentional? Did anyone else notice this?
    My backpack's got jets

    I'm Boba the Fette
    I bounty hunt
    for Jabba Hut
    to finance my vette
  • yo mc (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tekunokurato (531385) <jackphelps@gmail.com> on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @04:31PM (#11816675) Homepage
    Hey mc, we know the generalized geek rapper from the songs, but tell us about YOU. What're the hardware and OS of choice? What kind of characters do you play in D&D? What're your favourite movies/books? Top five all-time desert-island superpowers?

    -Jack

    PS great show at Arlene's in Manhattan!
  • by pipingguy (566974) on Tuesday March 01, 2005 @07:55PM (#11818988) Homepage

    Did you steal your stage name, or at least borrow from Dav Pilkey [pilkey.com]?

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