OK, so let's say you're an aspiring rapper and you just got your first break and get to open a show for some mid-level rapper who's touring small clubs. This can be a confusing time; can I cover another rappers song? What should I wear? What if the crowd doesn't like me? This week I will take a stab at answering the major do's and don't of opening a rap show.
At a time when Lupe Fiasco seems to have gone over the deep edge and Kanye West has relocated to Paris in order to record his new material in an hotel converted into a tropical island with gummy bear trees and Cognac rivers, the Chicago hip-hop scene has risen to the occasion. But this time let's take a break from our cognitive dissonance over the Rap Wizard Chief Keef and talk about the 2nd City's newest face, Chance the Rapper.
What's up friend-o/friend-os, This has been a very busy few weeks for me so my intended post on Chance the Rapper will have to wait (however peep his video that I'm going to put at the end of this bog). However, I will take no more than two minutes to tell you about what I've been up to lately.
TCU (Tufts Student Council (That's not what it stands for, but that is what it is)) is having their presidential elections coming up and one my friends, Joe Thibodeau is running for president. Exciting, no? Anyway, I had a spark of inspiration and decided to make him a campaign song/music video. I spent a lot of time working on it and am pretty proud of how it camp out, so here it is. Please enjoy responsibly:
With the Boy Band revival of the 2010s in full swing, Emblem3, three-boy Surfer-Ska-Pop Boy Band is the latest name to make headlines in the internet/real world. I've always wondered what it would be like to see a full fledged pop sensation live in concert, screaming girls and all, and this past Sunday I was able to do just that. Read on for a full review of my experience at the Emblem3 concert.
This past week I finally got around to watching Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson's debut feature film, and while this may seem insignificant to most it was the last PTA movie that I had not seen so with one mighty swoop I have completed PTA's entire filmography. Why not celebrate the works of (perhaps) the most talented contemporary American filmmaker by taking a look back at his movies as well as the movies of other great American directors.