Skip to comments.Michigan St. Univ. football recruit turns down college to... Become a rapper
Posted on 05/14/2013 3:12:21 PM PDT by Keltik
Jay Harris, Downingtown Easts star wide receiver, said he phoned a Michigan State assistant two weeks ago and broke the news.
He would not be a Spartan.
I wish we couldve got you, Harris said the coach told him.
It was not a rival program that drew Harris, but instead a different career path. The 5-foot-11, 162-pound senior said he wants to make it as a rapper.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
Long term career? Probably better off.
>>The 5-foot-11, 162-pound senior said he wants to make it as a rapper<<
Why does every black guy think he/she is a professional-grade rapper (whatever the hell that is)?
It is all just syncopated speaking — Maynard T. Krebs would have been hailed as a brilliant rapper if he just was black and threw in “’ho” and a lot of f-bombs.
This kid is too stupid to be in football anyway — it requires much more thought than he is capable of.
Probably for about the same reason so many White guys think they can write or direct movies ...
I commend the kid for following his dream. He’ll still be young should his rap career fail, but that failure beats looking back and wondering “What if?” if he doesn’t give it a try.
Nonsense comparison. I don’t know one white guy who desires to be a director. I know a handful of blacks, 3 want to be rappers.
As we all know, rapping requires at least four years of classroom time, labs, independent study and tutorials to acquire real proficiency. Otherwise you’re just a dilettante
Couldn’t he just work on songs while playing football. It’s not as if they really go to college to learn.
Doubtful. Very doubtful. Statistically, Mr. “Jay DatBull” will most likely end up as knuckle draggin’ bullet stopper, with no marketable job skills. Here’s hoping he at least keeps a day job and learns a trade.
Aspiring rapper... that’s almost the world’s deadliest profession (after being an Iranian nuclear physicist).
One thing this guy won’t need is a resume.
why are you here?
To write a book about being a movie director, of course.
Yo dawg my name ain’t Sparty.
The time has come, we ain’t no party.
We beez here and that is clear.
Gets out my way, you better fear.
Good for him.
At least someone has a plan.
maybe he is a better rapper than a football player, but as a football player his rapper aspirations would be the personal interest angle that would have been repeated often.
>>Probably for about the same reason so many White guys think they can write or direct movies ...<<
I grew up and spend a lot of time with Whites (it can’t be avoided in the suburbs of America).
I never knew one who wanted to be a director.
But look at TV and see portrayals, court shows, and criminals: there is an undeniable trend that they are “aspiring rappers.”
Are you saying otherwise? Are you suggesting I am wrong?
What exactly is the point of your post, besides showing your grasp of false dichotomy and straw men.
Secondly, lot of that "aspiring rapper" or "aspiring DJ" stuff isn't serious. It means people perform on amateur nights and don't have any other more serious ambition, not that they're serious prospects working to achieve their goal.
Of course it costs more money to make a film than to rap, but my point was -- you can find that sort of pipe dreaming in other parts of the population. And judging from what's out there, it sometimes seems like every privileged White youth out there is making lousy movies, or wanting to.
Finally, I wanted to get away from the whole "Heh, heh, silly Negro" mentality. Odds are he won't make it. I'd go with college if I were him, but good luck to him all the same.
>>Really, my son just graduated this past Saturday, Cum Laude, with a BSEE while playing Division 1 Varsity Football and Track....<<
Why waste your time doing all that when you can become rich and famous as a RAPPER?
Give your kid some good career advice for goodness’ sake!
Any relation to Malcolm?
So, he couldn’t get his education and play football while aspiring to be a rapper? You know, go to plan 2 if plan 1 fails? SMMFH!!!!
Low probability event.
Like attorneys, a rare few make big bucks, but most are peons.
At 5/11, 162lbs....This kid would actually get killed quicker on the football field than as a rapper. Dude is a stick
That’s what is called an outlier. How many top prospects finish school, let alone in EE?
On his team, the varsity football players ran the gamut on grades, very similar to the general student body....One of his teammates was awarded the title of University Scholar since he had a perfect 4.0 from his freshman year, he was also an Engineering student...
Yes,some players skimming the system....
But the bulk pull their load.... The outliers are those cheater students and not the good ones....
The scandals that make the news are usually limited to a couple of colleges and few select students.....
The vast bulk of coaches and kids are very dedicated...
What school? Big difference from D-1 to SEC.