Mark Cooper is a multi-disciplinary Rapper and Producer, carrying the torch of Nerdcore from Detroit, Michigan. His branded work consists of a large body of verses and cyphers touching on all things considered “Nerdy” or from Gaming Culture, including references from but not limited to Gaming Systems of all brands, Transformers, Power Rangers, Halo, Naruto, and Tron, earning the perfect branding of “nostalgic.”
The difference between Mark Cooper and the many who have traveled the road of Nerdcore is that he’s sustained his placement in the music industry, sharing the stage with artists such as MC Lars, Substantial,Shingo2, Mc Frontalot, Sammus, Kid Vishis, Mega Ran and Schaffer the Darklord, and producing work with Miz Korona, Fatt Father, Finale, and Crimson Alchemist, as well as spotlights and headlining ranks for PAX South, NERDVANA by Not Your Average Nerds, One Button Tekken 7 Tournament, and a Times Square performance for Liberty City Anime Con.
Cooper has also landed sponsorships and brand deals throughout his time in the spotlight, including sponsorship from MyHydrationPack, as well as producing the cypher for Team Backpack out of South Africa, as well as Detroit.
With his producer credits come quite a few highlights, which include music production for a film entitled ‘Dream Chaser,’ as well as the music for a documentary ‘History of WCW Video Games III.’
The type of Nerdcore I focus on is what I call “Nostalgic rap”. My main topics dive into what I personally and many others may have grown up with. So I think outside of that “box” people say we’re in but instead exists in0 everyone’s garage sale, comic shop, game consoles, DVD and VHS box set, toy store, and even YouTube uploads from the past and present.
Stream Mark Cooper’s latest album “Test Drive” via Spotify