After sophomore Isaiah Specksâ€™ became Twitter-famous and a Trinity legend with his pro-Whataburger/anti-In-N–Out rap, I had to get the real story on how one of our fellow students made such a splash. I managed to push through the crowd of fans for a short interview with Isaiah, better known by his Twitter handle @SwagginSpecks.
What made you want to make the rap?
Well, I have a few friends … who are from California, and they told me that they thought In-N-Out was better.
But why a rap? Why not just tell them the obvious truth?
Anything I said, they came back again, and I knew they couldnâ€™t come back if I made a rap. And it was just fun and I saw the challenge on Twitter, so I was excited to do it.
What makes you like Whataburger better?
Itâ€™s what I grew up on. After every football game, after every basketball game, before every basketball game, after parties, I went to Whataburger.
Are you looking into going into fast food as a profession?
(laughs) Hopefully thatâ€™s not where I end up with this Trinity education.
Where do you think you are headed after Trinity?
Iâ€™m looking to be a sport psychologist, thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m looking toward being. Maybe go into coaching, basketball, maybe teaching, but right now I really want to be a sport psychologist.
What do you usually get from Whataburger?
I usually get the honey butter chicken biscuit…[but]Iâ€™m trying to eat healthier, so I havenâ€™t been going so much.
How long have you been a â€œprofessionalâ€ Twitter rapper?
(laughs) Professionally? About a week. Actually, I did a rap about a year ago when I graduated from high school, actually it was called the Head-Ass challenge, but it didnâ€™t blow up like this one did. Iâ€™ve been freestyling since I was a little kid, just messing around.
I heard you might be making a rap about Trinity? Is that true?
Actually, I just got finished recording it in CLT, thatâ€™s where I was at, I was doing the Trinity one. Hopefully thereâ€™s no errors or anything that goes wrong, but as far as I know itâ€™ll be done tomorrow.
Thereâ€™s nothing more amazing than seeing a campus success story with my own two eyes. Keep your eyes peeled for Trinityâ€™s own Â Â Â Â Â Â Â @SwagginSpecksâ€™ new rap about Trinity, to be released in the near future. If you havenâ€™t seen the rap that started all of this off, you can find it by literally searching â€œIsaiah Specks Trinity rapâ€ on Google and heâ€™ll be the first one to show up.
Godspeed, Isaiah. We wish him all the best in his next rapping endeavor. If weâ€™re lucky, heâ€™ll do a rap about how â€œgifâ€ is pronounced â€œjiffâ€ next.