Andrew Robert Mac Farlane Nielsen (born October 6, 1982), known professionally as MC Lars, is an American rapper, producer, writer, cartoonist and Stanford University alumnus.He is one of the self-proclaimed originators of "lit-hop" and was one of the first rappers to sample and reference post-punk and emo bands.
In 2006, he released the single "Download This Song", which entered the Australian Singles Chart at number 29.
Nielsen has opened for Snoop Dogg, I Fight Dragons, the Matches, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Simple Plan, Bowling for Soup, Gym Class Heroes, Say Anything, Streetlight Manifesto, Suburban Legends, Test Icicles, Jack's Mannequin, Patent Pending, Bayside, Fightstar, MC Frontalot, mc chris, Wheatus, the Aquabats, T-Pain, Yung Joc, Cartel and Zebrahead.
Originally releasing tracks under the name Lars Horris, Nielsen eventually dropped Horris (which later became the name of his record label), becoming MC Lars.
Lars plays with a laptop and occasionally a punk rock band to back him up, which he refers to as "post-punk laptop rap".
The term "i Generation", used to describe the generation born primarily in the mid-to-late 1980's, was used in his song of the same name and given out for free to Facebook users in August 2006 in conjunction with i Tunes.