well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Composite #126 WR in his class, other offers from Temple and Old Dominion... Can't say Sparty is likely losing a major contributer here. Funny story though.
hahahahahahhahaha if anyone's on Rivals... There was like a 15 page thread of MSU fans, their moderators, and Mike Farrell all disputing whether or not he had PSU offer (which he didn't)...
We're not laughing with you Staee
"Sparty losing recruits" and it would have read just the same.
Edit: And I think the lowest for them has yet to be defined.
I think the rap part was a pretty central point. If anything, I'd change the title to "Former MSU recruit chooses rap game over full scholly" as that drives home the point more accurately (as there was only a single recruit lost to the rap game).
I got the jist of the post, I was more making a commentary about MSU's ability to hold onto recruits in general, ref: Drake Harris and the like.
Hip hop is dead.
Yup...giving up sports to pursue your Rap star dreams. Sounds like an idea that's absolutely got success written ALL over it. I mean....how could this possibly go wrong?
Evidently Kobe was a pretty decent rapper in his day.
Shaq-Diesel laughs at that claim.....
Don't forget our very own Chris " C. Webb" Webber dabbled in the rap game for a quick minute. It actually didn't do too bad...
He's produced a number of songs, including for Nas (ironically on the Hip Hop Is Dead album that someone jokingly referred to earlier).
Let's hope Peppers is a little more practical should he decide to come here.
Side note: I wonder who would be the best rapper on this year's team? I bet Lewan would have some pretty great punch lines.
"The 5-foot-1, 162-pound senior said he wants to make it as a rapper."
Sorry, the name Too Short is already taken.
But you would have been perfect for MSU!
Couldn't believe there was a 5'1" wide receiver going to MSU but checked his rivals page and he's actually 5'11". That's no fun
I can't believe it. Dantonio is getting so desperate to oversign that he's forcing kids who haven't even enorlled yet out the door. Afterall, if I've learned anything from Spartan fans, it's that any kid who signs and LOI and doesn't complete 5 years at the program, then they're being forced out due to oversigning. For shame Dantonio.
MSU may want to just stay clear from anyone named Harris for the foreseeable future. It does not end well.
Can we keep Gary?
This is actually pretty sad. Is the rap "game" something that really necessitates 100% of one's time and effort? This kid turned down a free college degree...to attempt to become a rapper. Let that sink in.
Doesn't matter what school he decomitted from.
Yes, I think this is dumb, but remember there is some NCAA rule about making money off his music while still being a student athlete. Remember JDK and Rey couldn't make any money off of their singles.
Money? Have you seen the music video?
Stories like this can't be made up.
Giving up a four-year scholarship for a sure thing like rap? What could go wrong?
Dumb question, but is this really him? If it in fact is (looks like him from the newspaper pic) this is terrible. It's generic and the wordplay itself is something you could here in any school, street, or park in the U.S. the fact he turned down a full ride for this... To quote Eminem "where were the parents at?"
Apparently the only thing worse than his rapping is my grammar after auto correct. *hear *The
THUGLIFE.....in the suburbs.
Do they screen recruits at MSU? This guy is rapping about "rolling trees" and looks like college football is better without him.
M. Manningham - no wait, too obvious - Mario M. would disagree. He does aight
I think they should be more concerned about his refernces to popping ecstasy. That shit's a million times more dangerous..
''Well that's a kick in the balls'' I lol'd
hahahaha I love how he decides to turn down ~110k in tuition $ alone to pursue rap FULL TIME....
How much time/resources do you need to commit to being a rapper? haha
Dylon, dylon, Dylon, Dylon and Dylon. Why? Because I spit hot fire.
Jay Harris is no Jack Kennedy.
You won the thread.
One of the best posts of all time. Not sure how many people were watching that debate or remember that one-liner, but this is pure platinum.
If I could give you all of my points, I would.
This is hilarious. My Sparty friends narrative for the last two years basically boils down to: We're better than Michigan, we're relative, we're a big important team! Recruits these days have just been obliterating their world view, lol
I'm sure this kid spits fire. Would have been an asset on the STAEE riot squad.
/pours out 40
Let's hold off judgement on the economics of this decision... He might have a pretty fly sugar daddy.
Check out his timeline:
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:
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.
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.
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