Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Artist: Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Cudi
When / Why / How I Started BeatBoxing: I couldn't even tell you when I picked up beatboxing. I've just fooled around with it for as long as I can remember, adding sounds over the years. Beatboxing is definitely teachable, though - sign up for the Academy if you don't believe me!
Hopes for OSU Freestyle's Future: To expand the club to not just include freestyle rappers and beatboxers, but to have it eventually include a large section of social members who want to hang out and have fun with our laid-back group.
If I could tell everyone one thing about myself...: I love to barefoot water ski and can ride a unicycle
Navy WeatherlyVice President
Major: Journalism / Speech and Hearing Science
Favorite Artist: No favorite artist, but mainstream isn't where it's at.
Inspirational Songs/Artists: Crazy - Blake Lewis
When / Why / How I Started BeatBoxing: Started Beatboxing when I was in the 6th grade, and I haven't stopped since. I see the joy people get when I do it, and plus the fun I have while performing, and so I just wouldn't ever stop.
Hopes for OSU Freestyle's Future: More publicity and involvement. I want students to be able to come into our club being original and having fun, while also meeting new friends, and engaging in new styles of rap and beatbox.
If I could tell everyone one thing about myself..: Performing is a huge part of my life.
Major/Minor: International Business
Talent: Freestyle Rap
Influences: Lupe Fiasco
Favorite Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Favorite Lyric: "But I flatly refused I won't dump down nothing" -Lupe
Hometown: Ship Bottom, NJ
Major: Business Operations
Talent: Beatboxer, learning how to freestyle
Influences: Matisyahu, A Tribe Called Quest, BOB
Favorite Artist(s): Streetlight Manifesto
Favorite Lyrics: N/A
Other Hobbies: Singing, Playing guitar and drums, Volleyball, Attending Raves/Concerts.
Fun Fact: After years of singing I am having the club help me learn to rap.
Hopes for OSU Freestyle's Future:
If I could tell everyone one thing about myself...
Zak KorhanAcademy Head
Major: Business Administration
Favorite Artist: Jay-Z
Inspirational Songs/Quotes: "Life is but a dream to me, I don't want to wake up..." (Beach Chair - By: Jay-Z)
When/Why/How I started Freestyling: I started freestyling after taking creative writing courses during my high school career. I was inspired to write raps first, then later thought my next challenge to conquer was the art of freestyle rap. The ability to make music on the spot simply amazed me.
Hopes for OSU Freestyle's Future: I hope to see the fan base grow tremendously, as well as having over 100 members coming to meetings regularly. Based on the fan base of hip/hop music, I see this being a very realistic goal.
If I could tell everyone one thing about myself... I love to entertain people, and am a bit of a free spirit. Shout out to the 5th Floor Bandits and the Stoop Kidz!