No. 1 with a bullet: The music mogul, me
This past year has been one of the best of my life. I’ve had amazing opportunities and learned more about myself than ever before. This column has been an unexpected outlet for me, and I really want to thank anyone who has read any of them. Hopefully you thought it was interesting and were able to learn something new.
For my last column, I thought it would be cool to reflect upon my year by noting its parallels to the music industry… So here goes nothing:
I am the Cee Lo Green of project management.
Cee Lo has had a successful music career with three projects: Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley and as a solo act, as well as being a judge on the talent show “The Voice.”
This year, I have been able to balance being the director of Campus Activities Board, a part-time employee at Record & Tape Traders, a Rams Head Live! street team member, as well as a student.
I am the Taylor Swift of award ceremonies.
Whenever T. Swift accepts an award, she never fails to be surprised.
Her reaction is usually to drop her jaw and gasp, as duly noted by Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live. This year, I’ve received nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, the Vice-President for Student Affairs Award and the Hoke L. Smith Outstanding Student Organization Award.
I am genuinely honored to have received these nominations on behalf of my involvement in CAB because everything I’ve done just made sense for me to do and felt right to me, and I’m humbled by the recognition.
I am the Justin Bieber of opportunity.
As a youngster, the Biebs uploaded his performance videos on YouTube and after a while got noticed by industry moguls, notably, Usher.
Seeing the raw talent and potential in this kid, Usher nurtured his career into one of the most well-known success stories in music.
I’ve been working my buns off in CAB for the past three years, and that hard work worked even smarter under the influence of Liz Rapoport. She’s the Coordinator for Campus Programming, the CAB advisor and my mentor. Liz, stop denying yourself credit.
Finally, I am the Jay-Z of comebacks.
Jay-Z retired from music in 2003. Yeah, OK. Since then, he’s released six albums, both solo and collaborative, including “Watch the Throne” with Kanye West.
I’ve acknowledged the fact that my time with CAB is up. I’ve made my mark on this campus through the organization, and I’ve still got a year left at Towson.
Now, college, I’ma let you finish, but I’m gonna have one of the best careers of all time.