mc chris at The Bootleg Theater - 2.13.16

words + photos by Joe Cortez

DIY hip hop artist mc chris dropped by LA's Bootleg Theater on Saturday night for a stop on his current tour of the US with stops on both coasts and even a date in Alaska (Alaska!).

mc chris is an artist compelled by his passions, among them Star Wars, video games and recreational pot use. But where some merely cherry pick the clever references and cultural in-jokes sprinkled throughout his rhymes, the more thoughtful among his fans recognize chris' wicked imagination and innate penchant for crafting insanely catchy rap hooks while igniting a crowd, causing them to fire back his own words unprompted and even dance the robot en masse.

Check out my photos from the night, also featuring opening stand-up act Nathan Anderson, below. For more on mc chris, including upcoming tour dates, be sure to head over to and follow @_mcchris on Twitter.

mc chris Photo Gallery

Nathan Anderson Photo Gallery