No matter how low your opinion of a free degree from Michigan State, it has to be higher than the potential for this guy to make it as a rapper:
Sparty losing recruits to the rap game
I hate myself for watching that, and hate you only slightly less for posting it! In the rapper parlance of my day, that was "wack." That he would pass on a free education at MSU to foist that tripe on the world is a mind-numbingly bad decision.
are the issue. The kid is a three star receiver and an one star rapper.
He is not good is the issue. Wow is he bad and yes I am an expert on the rap game.
....he used the N word in place of "um".
I guess that's one way to avoid saying "um"....Public Speaking 101
I wish the kid well, but a college education is not something to pass on. Even if it is at Staee.
Rap Career > Michigan State Education = hilarious
Wow, passing up football and more importantly a free education, even if its a STAAE education, to focus on your bright future as a rapper? What's the success rate in that again?
Regardless, MSU may have dodged a bullet on this. A kid who raps about smoking blunts and has pictures up of himself doing it probably isn't someone you want hanging around your program. But if Dantonio is that desperate to find offensive talent, then that's his problem.
I can't believe you misspelled STAEE
Reading some youtube comments... haters gonna hate I guess?
He still had a chance to get a free college degree from MSU which, as much as we love to mock them, is still a good school.
My favorite is the hit 'Kush & Lean'. BTW that's an awesome pic of a blunt hanging out his mouth through out the song. I'm sure MSU coaches had no beef with any of that. What is he thinking turning State down? He could of been the next Charles Rogers in all his glory.
...because marijuana is plant. ya'll need to get off this obsession of marijuana as a "drug" and calm down.
doesn't make one right and the other wrong just because of a simple disagreement ..but all right.
Do you even know what the definition of a drug is? Cocaine is also derived from a plant, most drugs are.
It effects your body chemistry. Ergo, it is a drug.
Funny story, but probably good for MSU he's not going.
I wish the kid the best, but a college degree would probably do him good. Or do him well. Whichever it is, you grammar nazis.
I appreciate his passion for rap, but he has to know that rap is a difficult business to break into. Why not go to MSU for business so he has a backup plan in case his dreams of becoming Big Harry Dope Rhymes do not pan out? At worst he can become an agent or a record company executive. (Which appears to be the more likely path based on his rather atrocious rapping skills.)
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Point 1: You give your rights to your name and likeness to the NCAA when you sign on to play football. So, he'd have to take a 4 year hiatus from pursuing this goal. Read on Minnesota wrestler: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/sports/wrestler-hoping-to-inspire-thro...
Point 2: a college degree has little value. Only 2/5 of college graduates begin career with a career he or she majored in. so, furthermore, college education is value based and more than likely he'll be focused on rap and football. meaning 0 value in that education.
Reform the education. Pay "student" athletes. While this is a risk, it seems to be calculated by the unlikeliness of an NFL career.
LOL at "free" education too. naive.
He could have pursued his rap career and gone to MSU at the same time because he was producing music under an alias and not his real name (a ridiculous rule by the way). This is why Jack Kennedy and Joe Reynolds were able to make music at Michigan under the name JDK and Rey while playing football. The Minnesota wrestler situation is not comparable as explained well here by John Infante of the Bylaw Blog:
You have overlooked a significant problem with point three. Whom do you pay? EMU football players don't generate near the revenue for Eastern that UM players do for UM. Schools like EMU already struggle to field teams.(Hece, the body bag games.) By forcing all schools to pay you'll end up seeing these programs get cut. In doin g so you will REDUCE opportunities for kids to attend college for free. Then there is the fact that not every UM player contributes in equal amounts to Michigan's on-the-field success. How do can you justify paying Brian Cleary the same as Devin Gardner? Then there is the Title IX issue. How do you pay males and not females?
The system does need major reform and the revenue players do need to be paid. But in doing so you will be taking on athletic directors and activist groups.
Is this where I make a comment regarding the abomination that is rap music circa 2013? If that is record label caliber talent, Chuck D. and Eric B. weep for their art.
They drop balls AND beats
Goo character evaluation by the spartan coaching staff. It is safe to say he would have fit in perfectly. Classic Sparty.
When he doesn't make it big in the rap industry, their won't be a diploma handed to him after it's all over. Pretty dumb turning down a free education.
Wow, can't image he could catch passes, considering he can't catch a rhyme. That dude sucks!
This is one of the best thread titles I've ever seen. Hilarious. MSU is finding more and more ways to lose recruits.
The problem is that he thinks he'll be able to make a living as a rapper. He'd be better off ditching that adolescent fantasy and learning a trade like plumbing or electrical, but that ain't glamorous.
his shed reminded me of J-Roc.... you know m'sayyyin ma fucaks??
Thread title is hilarious for some reason