I just finished rapping publicly for the second time in eight days. I don’t know what’s going on. The first time was at an all-fun-and-games Skit Night, and it went along with my dorm’s ghetto skit. Today was at the end of a discussion about the TMC handbook (which is almost like a ghetto skit). Eight days ago I planned to do it. Today I was publicly encouraged to do it by one Jackie Knapp who basically got everyone else doing some kind of semi-chant that basically said, “Gunner, you should rap!” This was at the end of a Q&A session with the new students about TMC policies, so obviously it flowed right into a spontaneous rap session. Seamless.
I’m not entirely sure what all the hullabaloo is about with me rapping. Maybe it’s because I was homeschooled, graduated from a conservative Christian college, am on staff at that same college, and am also attending The Master’s Seminary. None of those things scream “hip-hop,” if you know what I mean.
My career may be done after today, though. I’m not sure that my calling is to be a rapper. I think I can safely conclude this based on (1) my gifts (or non-gifts, in this case), (2) my environment, and (3) my performance.
I must say, though, that my short-lived rapping career has been enjoyable because (1) I like working with words and (2) we are hard-wired by God to enjoy rhythm.
That being said, I think today was probably my last day. I’m making this announcement on my blog because I know that everyone cares about this aspect of my life.
It was fun while it lasted. Thanks for loving the beat, Jackie.