MC Tunes (born Nicholas William Dennis Hodgson, 1970) is a British rapper from the suburb of Moss Side in Manchester. His name was legally changed to Lockett in 1981. Tunes was one of the big promoters of the Madchester-era during the 1980s and 1990s.
Tunes first worked with 808 State on the 1990 album, The North At Its Heights (ZTT Records). The album was a moderate success, reaching #26 in the UK Albums Chart, and also saw European and Japanese releases. It spawned three UK singles that entered the UK Singles Chart: "The Only Rhyme That Bites" (ZTT, 1990) reached number 10, "Tunes Splits The Atom" (ZTT, 1990) reached number 18 and "Primary Rhyming" (ZTT, 1990) reached number 67 - this was also the first of the singles to have the 'vs 808 State' wording removed from the cover.