Earl Sweatshirt, one of the youngest, lewdest, crudest rappers in the game, is free.
Earl’s story is one of the more interesting ones in recent memory. At the ripe age of 15, he caught on with the LA rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (abbr. OFWGKTA). Odd Future is undeniably the most left-field gang of characters out there: their lyrics are violent, homicidal, suicidal, misogynistic, homophobic and downright unrelenting. In a nutshell, everything that TBAW and the rest of society is so vehemently opposed to. Anyways, Earl began producing mixtapes with Odd Future and quickly identified himself as one of its most prominent members. In my opinion, Earl has the most raw talent and flow out of anyone in the group (sorry, Hodgy). He released his debut studio album, Earl, on March 31, 2010. He was well on his way to rap superstardom, then something delightfully ironic happened: Earl’s momma got in the way.
Interview Conducted by James Macfarlane and Elie Waitzer
IB2s James Macfarlane and Elie Waitzer double up to interview UCC’s new strength and conditioning coach: Mr. Matthew Verboom, also known as the second coming of Jordan Foley.
In honour of Movember, a month long festivity in which nearly twenty-five UCC students (including myself) will sacrifice their virginal baby faces to raise awareness for prostate cancer, I countdown the top five moustaches of all time.
#5: Tom Selleck
With his shiny muscle car, big golden ring, tasteful Hawaiian t-shirt, and of course, his priceless ‘stache, Magnum PI has proven to be irresistible to any woman who crosses his path.
By James Macfarlane
I was at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs play the hometown Habs. It was a spectacular game on all levels, a high-scoring frenzy in which it seemed like every goal was immediately countered by another from the opposition. Ultimately, the Leafers got the last laugh, winning 5-4 on a Mikhail Grabovski OT goal. Even though Toronto triumphed on the ice, Montreal crushed us in spirit. And no, I’m not talking about their players; in game six of the regular season, fans at the Bell Centre were louder than Leafs fans would be in game six of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Interview Conducted by James Macfarlane
One of UCC’s newest staff members, Mr. Christian Heffernan, is a true jack-of-all-trades. In addition to being a certified teacher, Heffernan has been a sports camp director, a high school football coach, an Atlanta Brave, a Toronto Argonaut and a speeding Mustang. He has now come to UCC to teach us both in the classroom (as a math teacher) and on the field (as our new Varsity Football Special Teams/Assistant Offensive Coordinator). I caught up with our modern-day renaissance man over lunch last week, where he shared some of his life experiences with me. Enjoy.
Interview Conducted by James MacFarlane
Mr. Paul Winnell is enjoying his final days as a staff member at UCC, just a year shy of the Quarter-Century Club. He is known to a majority of the student body as the guy who shakes hands at every assembly, but he also does important work behind the scenes. His confident, easy-going demeanor as well as his past experiences at UCC makes it easy for the average student to relate to him. I sat down for a brief conversation with Paul the other day, where he talked about his experience and gave a piece of invaluable advice to this year’s leaving class.
Interview conducted by James Macfarlane
JM: How have your tastes in music changed over time?
IT: In the early years, I was hard into Ozzy, Crue, AC/DC and Maiden. My first concert was Somewhere on Tour- Iron Maiden-1987. Eddie was walking around the stage at Maple Leaf Gardens, it was cool! That crew of friends got in a lot of trouble…Next, I was into anything from CFNY-Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode, Cure. Then went to Uni, and the Grunge era was upon us: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, in addition to UK imports like Oasis, The Verve and of course Coldplay. But through it all I still have my top 5 that I can listen to on a deserted island.
JM: What was your favourite song when you were in high school?
IT: Probably something from a John Hughes Movie – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds – Great soundtracks from his movies. Always great songs for High school dances!
By James MacFarlane
Those who attended last week’s May Day and persevered through the A Day-esque weather were rewarded with a delicious assortment of fine cuisine.
The most popular food of choice was the poutine. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much out of Smoke’s Poutinerie. I never had much of a taste for poutine in the past, which was probably a result of subpar cooking (my only poutine experience had been out of a sketchy wooden shack in the small northern town of Mattice). Little did I know that I was about to be pleasantly surprised.
By James Macfarlane.
Fans entering the David Chu Theatre were greeted by a solo from Oliver Clark, last Thursday, as the Varsity Jazz Band performed in its annual Jazz Night.
The first vocal performance of the night was from BSS senior Flo Labrie, who displayed an impressive range singing ‘Fever.’ She went on to sing ‘Relax Max,’ and to collaborate with IB2 Owen Woodside, singing Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat’s ‘Lucky.’
By Connor Taylor/James Macfarlane 8:14 PM: Well folks, it’s been a time. Two hours have passed since I […]
By James Macfarlane
This year’s House Hockey Final pitted two longtime foes – Mowbray’s and Orr’s – against each other. After tying their regular season meeting, they were looking to settle the series with one final rubber match.
The Miami Heat are 43-17, the second best in the East, and Lebron is still scoring at will. […]