Few MCs these days would want to describe anything that would deflate their larger-than-life images. But if commercial rap is aimed at selling product to the masses, Protoman aims to actually be relatable to the masses.
Protoman rhymes for the Everyman, exploring life's angles, both humorous and serious. He can switch from light to dark in an instant, and even the reasons he cites for his biggest influences are contradictory. For instance, masked rapper MF Doom, he says, is "ingenious" and "untouchable" because "you don't see him as a human being or a rapper," while Charles Bukowski inspires him by "living life and not putting up a front." Does Protoman want to present a character, or does he want to show us all of his cards? Find out on New Year's Eve with punk heavies the Toilets in tow.