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Thursday, March 29, 2007

More M.C Hawking

This guy just cracks me up. The rapper M.C Hawking.

"Ken Leavitt-Lawrence, known as MC Hawking, is a nerdcore hip hop artist who parodies gangster rap and theoretical physicist Stephen J. Hawking. MC Hawking gained some popularity in the early 2000s, largely due to the availability of his music on the Internet. Each of his raps are synthesized by the now defunct commercial text-to-speech program WillowTalk. The songs were originally released in MP3 format, but due to the popularity of the website, MC Hawking got a record deal with Brash Music to release a so-called "greatest hits" album."

Some quotes:

  • "I explode like a bomb. No one is spared. / My power is my mass times the speed of light squared." — from "E=MC Hawking"
  • "They want to have their bullshit taught in public class. / Stephen Jay Gould should put his foot right up their ass." — from "Fuck the Creationists"
  • "Look I ain't Thomas Dolby, science doesn't blind me. / Think you're smart? Form a line behind me." — from "What We Need More of is Science"
  • "You ever drop an egg, and on the floor you see it break? / You go and get a mop so you can clean up your mistake. / But did you ever stop to ponder why we know it's true? / If you drop a broken egg you will not get an egg that's new?" — from "Entropy"
  • "Creationists always try to use the second law / to disprove evolution, but their theory has a flaw: / the second law is quite precise about where it applies, / only in a closed system must the entropy count rise. / The Earth's not a closed system, it's powered by the sun. / So fuck the damn creationists! Doomsday, get my gun." — from "Entropy"
  • "I got a Ph.D in pain and a master's in disaster, / the mighty Stephen Hawking is a fucking Quake master." — from "QuakeMaster"

"Stephen Hawking has said that he is "flattered, as it's a modern day equivalent to Spitting Image". [1] On the inside cover of A Brief History of Rhyme, Leavitt-Lawrence thanks Stephen Hawking "for taking this joke in the spirit that it was intended." Among subjects of MC Hawking songs are various scientific topics, Hawking's professional relationships with MIT rivals, as well as the standard fare of gangsta rap, including street violence and drug use."

I think this is how we should roll from now on (hey, am I too old? Can I pull that off?)


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beepbeepitsme said...

I liked the second video better. But they were both pretty damn good.

Krystalline Apostate said...

BBIM - I enjoyed them a lot, & we need more material like this. Too many people view science as dry & dull.

remy said...

I am beginning to think that you tube will be one of the best tools ever invented in the fight against theism.

That Family Guy clip of the Creation is one of my all time favourites.

Off topic. Have you seen the ScienTOMology site at Atheist Resource? I thought of it when the recent sientology thread came up.


Zac Hunter said...

The first time I ever heard this guy I almost passed out laughing. It's just...too good. I am really glad that Stephen Hawking took the joke well. In my experience, scientists generally have great senses of humor. Especially physicists.

'A Brief History of Rhyme'. This guy is a fucking genius. Just revisiting the lyrics in text form made my day today.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive!
The lyrics were great and I know form experience getting it to sync up and still sound smooth is very difficult.
If you made the backing track yourself and didn't just use loops, you're got great skill there too!

Krystalline Apostate said...

Anonymous - ummm, I didn't do any of it. It's someone else's work.