Yo yo yo! MC in the house!

Yo yo yo! MC in the house!

Yo yo yo! MC in the house!

Bad Astronomy
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June 2 2005 9:20 PM

Yo yo yo! MC in the house!

I get questions about Stephen Hawking quite a bit. This irritates me, for two reasons:

1) His biggest contribution to physics is probably his idea that black holes can leak radiation, a hypothesis that marries General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, and is therefore nearly impenetrable, and

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2) He is smarter than I am, and more famous, so I hate him.

So there you go. But I was surprised, when researching him some years ago, to find out that besides a brilliant scientist, Hawking is actually an accomplished gangsta rapper. This may surprise you too, but as they say, if it's on the Internets it must be true:

MC Hawking chilling with Coolio while they go over the Theory of Relative Hammer Time

Still don't believe me? Then check out MC Hawking's crib.

As Dr. Hawking himself says, "I ain't Thomas Dolby, science don't blind me."