Northern California rapper MC Lars
is set to release his 4th full-length studio album, the Zombie Dinosaur LP, at the end of this coming summer. In the ten years that have followed his debut release, the "Laptop EP", Lars has independently produced and released three full-length albums, four EPs, and a number of mix tapes with contributors like Krs One, K-Flay and opened shows for Nas and Snoop Dogg. Having been labeled as one of the pioneers of the underground "nerdcore hip-hop" subgenre, Lars has recently expanded from the studio to the classroom with visiting scholar/teacher residencies at USC and across the US in Nantucket, Florida, California, Alaska, and Kansas. Lars has found joy in educating young people about "lit-hop," a subject term he coined to highlight the connections between literature, classical poetry, and the cultural history of rap. The Zombie Dinosaur LP eatures guest appearances by Watsky, Kool Keith, and Less than Jake's Roger Lima and tackles such topics as postfeminism, in a nod to Game of Thrones ("Dragon Blood"); disappointing reunion bands with very few of their original members ("Sublime with Rome is Not the Same thing as Sublime"); hipster parenting ("Hipster Mom"); and the current state of EDM ("Signing Dubstep").