MC Paul Barman is quite possibly the best nerd rapper ever. He graduated from Brown University. He raps about school, sex, chapstick, sex, housemates, sex, other rappers, and sex. He's also name-dropped a lot of semi-famous media personalities in his rhymes, including Krzysztof Kieslowski, Chuck Close, Paul Verhoeven, Jane Pratt, David Foster Wallace, and Denis Leary.

He put out his first 7" Postgraduate Work on his own, and was discovered by Prince Paul, who then collaborated with him on the EP It's Very Stimulating, which he put out on the Wordsound label. His latest release is for Matador Records, it's a 12" called How Hard is That?