Updated 10/15/2012 09:54 AM
ACL Spotlight: MC Overlord becomes Big Don
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You know him as MC Overlord in Austin, a hip-hip icon with an old-school sound.
However, at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, MC Overlord will be performing for youngsters at the Austin Kiddie Limits stage as ‘Big Don.’
Big Don says his music for children stays true to the hip hop art form and culture, but makes it appropriate for younger fans.
“It’s going to be their first concert, seeing Big Don live on stage,” he said. “That is such a great honor because these kids get into it and they are authentic with their response to the performance. I love it because of how much they get into it, dance around and shout back.”
Big Don says even the simplest of childhood classic stories, like Humpty Dumpty and the Itsy Bitsy Spider, can be urbanized and updated.
Big Don plays both Friday and Saturday. Get a sneak peek of what to expect in the video above.