Lighter Side: Rapper drops mic to be JD student

by Sol Dolor02 Sep 2016
A Texas rapper who has had moderate mainstream success has dropped the mic in favour of law books at University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law.
 
According to the American Bar Association Journal, Roosh Williams plans to practice entertainment law.
 
However, His dream doesn’t stop there as he said he’s also interested in entering politics but not just at a local level.
 
“I’m 27 now, and I don’t want to be just a rapper. I’d like to get into politics and give myself some credibility of knowing what I’m doing, so I can help people in the right way,” Williams told Law.com, according to the ABA Journal.
 
Williams – who was once mistaken by Google as a blogger who was campaigning to legalise rape – isn’t aiming low. In fact, he has his eyes set on the highest office in the US.
 
“This may sound incredibly arrogant but I - at some point in my life, if I can find the funding - would love to run for president,” he told the Houston Chronicle earlier this month before a farewell performance in Texas.
 
“I'm sure it sounds ridiculous. But this election has been eye-opening for me. I don't think any of these people running for president have any clue how to be in touch with the American people,” he said.
And the rapper whose 2015 album “Unorthodox” made the iTunes hip-hop/rap chart Top 40 is completely serious about that aspiration.
 
“I feel like I have the ability, the intellect, the communication skills and most of all the understanding. I know what it's like to be the son of immigrants, to be a minority, to be broke. I know what it's like to be around rich people. I know what racists are like because I went to high school with a bunch of them. I just feel like I can communicate that message. I've gotten to a point where I'm like, 'Why not me?'” he told the Houston Chronicle.
 
Nonetheless, he’s taking it one step at a time. The first thing the first-generation Iranian-American decided to do is to earn a JD.
 
According to the ABA Journal, Williams said that rap is “very unstable” and that its “kind of eat-what-you-kill. I was looking for more stability—a way I could have more peace of mind and contribute in the ways I want to.”
 

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