mc chris

M.C. Chris is a rapper from Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas, and unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. He’s just as likely to make an appearance at Comicon as he is at SXSW.

M.C. got his start as an animator on many of the shows you’ve see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for shows like Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.

M.C. has since released fifteen albums and has crossed America countless times, touring as a headliner as well as opening for bands like Pinback and Reggie and the Full Effect. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. He’s performed at SXSW, PAX, Fun Fun Fest, Bamboozle, Warped Tour, GwarBQ, The Gathering, Comicon, Dragon Con and countless others conventions. His music has been featured in Kevin Smith’s Zak and Miri Make a Porno, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, and he has composed several themes for Smith’s Smodcast podcast network. M.C.’s song “Hoodie Ninja" was featured in both a national Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central’s Broad City and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? M.C. most recently starred in the pilot for Disney, a national commercial for Fiat and for their final season, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

M.C. raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at live shows.

M.C kickstarted The M.C. Chris Cartoon an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised over $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc. His ultimate goal is to make the cartoon and he has moved to LA with his wife and two year old son to make it a reality.

His last album, M.C. Chris is Dreaming charted on billboard and debuted at #11 on the i-Tunes Hip Hop Charts. Three albums are scheduled to be released in 2017 with a tour happening in the Fall.