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MC Frontalot is the stage name of Damian Hess, a hip hop musician and self-proclaimed “world’s 579th-greatest .” Many of his songs deal with things in nature, which has led him to be categorized as , a word he himself coined in his first single, “Nerdcore Hip Hop”.

In 2002, the popular webcomic Penny Arcade ( declared him their official rapper laureate. He composed and recorded a song called ‘The Penny Arcade Theme’, and has appeared at the Penny Arcade Expos in the past few years. His track ‘Final Boss’ is featured in Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Episode One.

MC Frontalot’s work has also been featured in the dance game In The Groove and as downloadable content in the music game Rock Band.

His debut CD is titled “Nerdcore Rising”. His second album, “Secrets from the future”, was released in spring 2007. The third album, “Final Boss”, was released in 2008. The fourth album, “Zero Day”, was released in April 2010, along with the single “Your Friend Wil”. The fifth was released in 2011, titled “Solved”. All CD’s and many downloadable tracks (legal and free) are available at his website:


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  • Pauzer

    payin my rent on time, owning things! suin napster with my best friend sting!

    30 Jan 2:18am Reply
  • Pauzer

    whew, i was worried for a second, thought i started to earn love, seein all my indie points burned up, next thing ya know i'm meetin pop stars in stretched cars, doin the soundtrack for the wendy's tie-in with jar jar

    30 Jan 2:17am Reply
  • YasamanSixX

    ya see? real geek is the one who puts free download to his hits

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • maddsurgeon

    Front's got a greatest hits album for the price of whatever you feel like paying... check out the Humble Music Bundle; there's lots of other great stuff too.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • SkyFire2008

    @ Cox_of_Seagulls The one who hasn't heard of him, apparently.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Cox_of_Seagulls

    What kind of sick fuck doesn't love Frontalot?

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • likwitswords

    Front has mad flows. great stuff

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Vox_Diritatis

    Origin of Species almost made me cry because of it's epicness

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mazzoleni

    Well done Sir!

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Omnificent

    This is album is good

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    Crime Spree is the raddest fuckin' song.

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Fo0dNippl3

    New album is solid.

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • PopeAwesomeXIII

    Frontalot is a distant cousin of Mixalot.

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Fo0dNippl3

    Yo, Frontalot, you suck!

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • BlaizeRaz0r

    lol at Charity Case being a free download.

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • ybunkumono

    I got to meet him at ComiCon last year. Totally decent guy, super nice. And the thing about his music is that it could very easily just be a novelty act but #1, he's very smart and is able to talk/rap about a lot of different topics which aren't really nerdy, just commentary on American culture and #2, he has really good production on his records with very capable collaborators.

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • Salzblut

    nerdcore sounded so interesting and I really appreciate what he does, but I totally imagined somethign diffenrent when hearing "nerdcore"...

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • Crystalseth

    i first heard about him when i saw a documentary called nerdcore on netflix lol and now i respect him as a rapper and all but i seriously think this shit sucks.

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • CimiHC

    lolollololollololoollolololool Frontalot and NMH comparison. That concept alone is hilarious.

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
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