MC Lars

is creating Post-punk laptop rap, lit-hop, ska, punk and comedy songs!




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About MC Lars

Who Is MC Lars?

My real name is Andrew Nielsen, but I'm better known to the internet as the rapper and producer MC Lars.  I helped pioneered the genre of nerd rap in 2003 and have spent the past 13 years as an independent artist touring music venues, comic book stores and lecture halls around North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, spreading the geeky gospel of hip-hop with songs about the best classic literature, video games, advancements in tech, social media and popular culture!  

I've released 5 full-length albums, 6 EPs, one mixtape, three compilations and dozens of music videos, and have had a tons of fun doing it.  I want to release even more exciting, topical, regular content for my fans, while providing them with exclusive songs on the regular.  Thus, I've partnered with Patreon by creating the MC Lars Music Fan Club!  Welcome!  

Why Should I Pledge?

I was inspired by the folks at Patreon to use their platform in launching the brand new MC Lars Music Fan Club.  Those who pledge will have a proprietary glimpse into my songwriting process in that you, the loyal Lartian (Lars fan) will have access to my music before anyone else does and can join me on the songwriting journey that I'm always on in-between official album releases.  I'll be releasing two-songs a month, consisting of new songs that may or may not appear in the future on an official album release, acoustic versions fan favorites, and fun cover or parody songs.  I do a lot of writing in-between albums and this is your chance to be part of the MC Lars stream of lit-hop consciousness... however random that stream might be!  Think of this like a musical blog, or a "Netflix for Nerd Rap" (as my friend Kirby Krackle would say, props to him for his inspiration launching this, please check out and support his Patreon here).

What Are The Pledge Rewards?

Besides new songs, I'm offering options for unprecedented levels of access into the world of MC Lars with benefits including new songs, PDF copies of original hand-written lyric sheets, monthly live-streams, digital copies of my entire discography, custom songs, opportunities to hang with me in San Francisco while we record new albums, exclusive MC Lars merchandise, and much more!  Take a look and we're confident you'll find a level that works for you!

What Does My Patreon Pledge Go Towards?

With your support, I'll be able to continue to keep the nerd rap engine firing on all cylinders by putting your pledges towards more full-length albums, music videos, convention appearances and touring both solo or with my full band.  As an independent artist, it takes a lot to keep creating regular music, and by becoming a patron, you will become an important part of the process!

Thank you so very much for your continued support!  It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm excited to try something new.  Looking forward to having you along for the ride.

Let's go hard!  (On that tetrameter)!

MC Lars

Select a membership level
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- Welcome to the MC Lars Music Fan Club! I'll be releasing two tracks a month consisting of new songs, acoustic versions of fan-favorites, cover jams, parodies, or collaborations with friends. Either way, you'll be getting the songs before anyone else.  Some songs will only ever be available here and who knows, some songs may end up being the fan-favorite on the next album!

- Copies of Lyric Sheets and Drawings!  Do you remember the feeling of opening up a record, cassette, or CD and seeing the actual lyrics, liner notes and art designed by the artists?  (Spin Doctors's fans, I'm talking to you!)  This was a BIG thing for me and we're going to bring that freshness by including digital copies of the PDF lyric sheets for each release, including cartoons and other doodles.  I'm really excited about this part and hope you guys are too! 

- Enjoy Your Access to the Exclusive Patreon Activity Feed (posts, vlogs, etc...) and Welcome to the Lartian family!
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- Instrumentals and Acapellas!  For the budding musician who wants to go deeper "behind the scenes"!   Now is your chance to make your own remixes of my work, rap over my beats, or reinterpret my new songs in anyway you want!  Exclusive only to Patreon fans.  These special elements will only be available here,

- "Behind the Scenes" Video!   I will release a Patreon-only video that shows the making of each song released, exclusive stories and footage in the studio, conversations with the camera of what inspired them, and insights the recording process was like, from concept to master!

- Song ringtone!  Patrons at this level will receive an mp3 ringtone for each new song!  You've got a lot of nerdy friends who need their own alert that isn't "Sonar", get it homies!!

- Nerd Rap Haiku!  When I'm not writing rhymes, I enjoy the ancient Japanese art of the haiku!  Each song will come with a haiku / video about the song, available only to the Patrons.  Stay tuned for the magic of the seventeen syllable adventure.

- Personal Download of Every Music Video I Release!

- Includes everything at the $2 pledge level!
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- Access to a Annual Live-Stream Performance from the Studio in San Francisco!  Once a year I'll be holding an 45-minute long concert streamed live from my studio in California for all Patreon members pledging at this level. I'll be including the new songs written and distributed here, fan-favorites and a few freestyles to keep things spicy.  Since Lartians are all over the world, we'll be doing our best to make sure we broadcast this at a time that works for everyone, as well as archive it for later viewings.

- Upcoming Book Preview (Studio Diary)!   At this level, along with every song, I will share a private diary entry with stories that relate to the conception of that song, including insight into recording process, things I learned in the studio and any anecdotes that might give more insight into the track's creation.  These pieces will eventually be part of a book I am publishing about my journey in the music industry, but you will get everything way ahead of time, along with each song!  Super cool and literary.

- MC Lars Ringtone Pack!

- Annual Exclusive MC Lars Music Fan Club Sticker and Button Set!

- Personal Thank You Video!

- Includes everything at the $5 pledge level!
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- Annual Private Skype and/or Google Hangout Performance Where YOU Write the Set List! You let me know what songs you'd like me to perform for a private (unless you have a bunch of people in the room eating sushi like a players at which point YAY YOU!) 45-minute long set streamed direct to wherever you are and I'm there!  Clothing optional?

- Complimentary Physical & Digital Copy of Every Album I Release! This includes future albums, albums that I have out that are still in print, and any singles or mixtape I still have copies of. CD only (no vinyl unfortunately).

- Annual Exclusive MC Lars Music Fan Club T-Shirt!  So fly in those nerd-rap threads, you will be!

- Includes everything at the $10 pledge level!
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- Private Google Hangout!  If you're pledging at this level then you're surely MC Lars hardcore and I've got to meet you!  Once a year we'll have a Google hangout when it's convenient for you and we can talk shop about all the literature, comics, games, and pop-culture madness we're into. I'm looking forward to it!

- You're on the guest list for any MC Lars show anywhere and anytime!  I'm serious. If you're in town wherever I'm playing, you are automatically on the guest list every time I headline, if it's possible.  Small bedroom show?  Check  Your favorite theater?  Double check!
*Does not include convention entrance fee when or if it ever applies, or shows where I am not the headliner*

- Personal outgoing message recorded for your phone or communicator! I know I'm not the guy who voices Rick or Morty (how fresh would that be?!) but I'll do my best "MC Lars" impression and leave a custom outgoing voice message of your choosing so all your friends know you're a hardcore Lartian. Hell, I'll even do that Darth Vader speech in a Roger Rabbit voice.  Wouldn't be the first time, nor the last.

- Includes everything at the $20 pledge level!
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- Spend a Day in the Studio with Me / Appear on an MC Lars Song! You get yourself to San Francisco and I'll treat you a day of nerd-rap indulgence in the form of hanging out in the studio while we record my new album, lunch/dinner on me (burritos!), and we'll find a way to get you on the song we're working on!  Are you a ukulele player wanting to rock some chords on the liner notes on the new disc?  A professional triangle player or have a talent for beat-boxing? This is your chance to infiltrate the MC Lars camp at its most secret level and perhaps see I've been faking it the entire time...  you'll never know till you show up!

- Annual Custom Song! That's right, once a year I'll write you a custom song of your choosing. Be it about your favorite Ninja Turtle, your favorite TV show, or something weird to throw me for a loop (I'm up for it!), you just let me know and I'll personally write you a song to do as you wish with. This includes a song for your graduation party or any big life event as well! 1-800-LARS-RAPS-4-U, this is.
*Legal stuff! MC Lars reserves all songwriting rights and royalties and sales/distribution of the song are not permitted*

- Appear in an MC Lars Music video! Like I said earlier, pledge earnings from the MC Lars Music Fan Club will go in part to fund the filming of more music videos.  Have you always dreamed of starring in a nerd rap video?   Well, with this level you bend you make dreams come true and make it happen.  *More than likely this video will be filmed in Los Angeles so you'll leave to get out here but when you do we'll hang!*

- Includes everything at the $50 pledge level!
$880 of $1,800 per song
When the Lartian family and I reach this goal, I'll be able to invest in some video equipment to make more videos for my songs, and improve the production level of my YouTube channel.  I would love to go from making a few videos for album to doing a video for every song I ever release.  You can help us get there!
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