My four grandparents are some of the greatest blessings in my life. They have all taught me so much and impacted my life in such tremendous ways.
I got to hang out with two of my grandparents in Virginia Beach over the weekend. As I noted yesterday, I spent most of my time in The 757 eating the amazing cookies, sweet potatoes, and pies my grandmother (a.k.a. Memama) lovingly made.
However, in between caloric throwdowns, my grandparents made a rap video:
These awesome heroes were born in 1933. 80 years later, they made a rap video about their soon-to-be-arriving great-grandchildren, Austin and Madison. Not only was it incredible, but it was beautiful too. Even more impressive, there were no practice sessions, no memorized lyrics, and no cue cards hidden behind the camera. Rather, like me at an Indian food buffet, they just dove in and went for it.
If you think I’m loud, obnoxious, and annoying, it’s not my fault. Blame Lamar.
Before I met Lamar at Tallwood High School in 1998 (How was that 15 years ago?!?), I was a quiet dude who just wanted to watch “Beverly Hills 90210” all day (just like all the other fifteen year old guys). For better or for worse, Lamar encouraged me to get involved at school, to always be a little weird, and to come out of my shell.
We were out of touch for nearly a decade, but Backstreet’s back and we just made a “rap” video. There was no planning and no practice, so please don’t hate.
I hope you like it! Many thanks to Ron, Phil, and Evan for making my crazy dream come true. If you think this video will help make someone’s day a little brighter, please share it. We’re just trying to bring a few extra smiles to this wonderful world.