MC Lars: Joker or Superstar?
MC Lars, who went to Stanford University (but seems somehow connected to Scandinavia he even has a song called Straight Outta Stockholm), is a little bit hip hop and a little bit pop rock (think Donny and Marie if they had emerged in 2005. No? Ok, I wasnt buying it either). Hes as white as they come, but manages to rhyme pretty well, name-checking every pop culture reference you can think of and not just tabloid fodder. He talks about TV, movies, gadgets. He even samples the Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane while rapping Oh snap you know this track is fly/So get crunked up and dont ask why. Genius songwriting. No really.
The jurys still out on this one, but if for nothing else, its fun to listen to his post-punk laptop rap and laugh your booty off.