MC Frotalot has released a new album called Question Bedtime. This newest album is created for both children and parents. Each song based on a different fairytale from around the globe. He is currently touring in Europe to promote the album.
Considered the father of nerdcore hip-hop, after creating the term in 2000, MC Frontalot is one of the tops in the genre. Appearing on TV, radio, other’s albums, and in the documentary Nerdcore Rising. This is his sixth studio album.
He raps about some well known, at least to me, tales like Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Emperor’s New Clothes, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn Fear, plus some lesser know ones the Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again Through a Dream, the Mastermaid, the Ugle Son, the Stonecutter, and Wakjakaga Anus Guards the Ducks. He gives each story his own little twist, like Goldilocks being the bear boogeyman being the most bizarre. The album is also intersected with tracks of Frontalot acting as a babysitting trying to get comedians Kyle Kinane, P.F. Tompkins, Negin Farsad and Lisa Delarios to go to bed.
Guests on the album vary from nerdcore rappers Adam WarRock, Sole, Open Mike Eagle, and mc Chris to rapper Jean Grae, singer-song writer Marian Call, steampunk cellist Unwoman, Panter and Gambler of the Protomen, plus Busdriver, John Roderick, Parry Gripp, and producers Baddd Spellah and Kid Kola.
My favorite track off the album is Two Dreamers. It just has a great beat and infectious chorus.
The artwork for the album was done by comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz of New Mutants and Elektra fame giving it his own special twist.
If you are a fan of Frontalots, then this is just another great album for your collection. If you have not gotten into him yet, then this is a great album to start on.