MC Hawking would be a nerdcore rapper before &#8220nerdcore rap&#8221 being a factor. In early 2000&#8217s, software engineer Ken Lawrence began using text-to-speech software to display to the world what it might be like if theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking got around the mic. His first&mdashand only&mdashalbum, 2004&#8217s&nbspA Brief History of Rhyme: MC Hawking’s Greatest Hits, is recognized as an earlier nerd-rap classic, but he never adopted up. So far.

Today, the Hawkman has returned using the world premiere from the first video from his approaching sophomore album,&nbspThe Hawkman Returneth.

This track, &#8220Fear of a Black Hole,&#8221 initially debuted in 2016 in the Starmus Festival within the Canary Islands while watching real Stephen Hawking, who had been the festival&#8217s honoree that year. And in the crowd were celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, biologist and Twitter crank Richard Dawkins, and Queen&#8217s John May. Nerdcore veteran MC Lars contributed a literary verse to &#8220Black Hole&#8221 and became a member of Lawrence on stage at Starmus.

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MC Hawking (center) meets the actual Stephen Hawking

A couple of years just before that event, Lawrence began&nbspMC Hawking’s Podcore Nerdcast. It had been the very first public output from MC Hawking in almost ten years, however it only spurred his motivation to record new tracks &#8220from about five percent to around 15 %,&#8221 according to his podcast co-host Len Pal. The Starmus performance and &#8220Fear of the Black Hole&#8221 altered everything, though, and today it appears as though the intersecting worlds of physics and gangsta rap will receive a new Hawking record in 2018.

He is able to&#8217t leave rap alone, the sport needs him.

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