Kristin Ritchie (born 1986), is a Nerdcore rapper, better known by the stage name MC Router. The self-proclaimed "First Lady of Nerdcore" founded the group "1337 g33k b34t" with friend Tanner Brown (aka "T-Byte") in 2004. Although the two are still friends and occasionally collaborate musically, the group disbanded in late 2006 to leave each of them to perform as solo acts. Late 2006 also marked the birth of "Tri-forc3", a joint effort between MC Router, Beefy, and Shael Riley. After Wired Magazine published an article on the Nerdcore scene.