Chris Ward, aka mc chris (lowercase no dots
) is a rapper and former writer/voice-actor for [adult swim]
's Williams Street
production house. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Hesh in Sealab 2021
and M.C. Pee Pants in Aqua Teen Hunger Force
. While he doesn't self-identify as one, he is generally considered a Nerdcore
rapper, with raps that generally focus on pop culture, comics, films, etc. His albums are known for having humorous skits throughout that have developed a continuity of their own, following a fictional version of chris as he rises to fame, dies, comes back from the dead
and continues his rap career. He is currently working on the "mc chris show", an animated series with chris as the main character.
- Fire and Brimstone Hell During the skits on MC Chris's albums, Chris himself ends up sent to hell, and it's portrayed this way.
- Jet Pack- "My backpack's got jets", from Fett's Vette
- Nerd- It's Nerdcore rap, what do you expect? From the perspective of one and "Nrrrd Grrrl"
- Sawed-Off Shotgun- In the Childish Gambino collaboration, "Tru Dudes", "From the P.M. to the A.M. I'll slay 'em with the sawed-off"
- Reference Overdosed
- Shout-Out- To Marvel Comic's William Stryker, Wallflower, Elixir and Kang the Conqueror in "Nrrrd Grrrl"
- To Emily Strange and Marvel Comic's Cassandra Lang in "Nrrrd Grrrl" as well.
- To Anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, Marvel's X-23 and Hellion, the film Serenity, and the Bronte sisters.
- To Ghostbusters' Annie Potts and Egon, the film Lucas, the videogame Animal Crossing.
- To Star Wars in "Fett's Vette"
- Small Town Boredom- "White Kids Love Hip-Hop" has a spoken-word monologue by Andy Merril along these lines.
- The Stoner- The song "Wiid" (sic)
- Unintentional Period Piece: "White Kids Love Hip-Hop" mentions Unreal Tournament, and the ending rant by Andy Merrill expresses dissatisfaction at bad games at Blockbuster and forgetting what he wanted to get at a record store. Unreal Tournament came out between 1999 and 2001 note , several record stores started closing down around 2007, with significantly fewer of them existing as of 2015, and Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in September 2010, placing the writing of the song sometime in that eight to eleven year timeframe. Indeed, Knowing Is Half the Hassle (the album the track was released on) was released in 2003.
- You Cloned Hitler! The song called "006" featuring a villain called Robot Hitler Head.
- "Fuck you Robot Hitler Head, I'll never join you! You expect me to believe that's Hitler's body? What a bunch of bullshit!"