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MC Chris / Powerglove / Richie Branson

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mc chris is rapper from the suburbs of Chicago that was once an animator on many of the shows you see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has also voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamonn 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.

MC has since crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act. He is considered to be one of the originators of a genre of music called nerdcore. He’s collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in a Kevin Smith movie and an upcoming DVD; and he has composed several themes for his Smodcast network. Most recently, mc’s song “hoodie ninja” was featured in both a Honda commercial and America’s Funniest Home Videos.

mc raises money to fight cancer and cystic fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cancer charity is brand new in honor of mc’s recently deceased father as well as Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.

It’s been mc chris’ lifelong dream to have his own cartoon and he still hasn’t given up. Last year, his fans donated over $60,000 to kickstart his dream and now the cartoon is currently in production in Indiana, Los Angeles and New York. mc chris lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend.

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