Step Show rapper should have stayed home
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 14:10
UTM NPHC fraternities and sororities performed a phenomenal step show at the UTM 2012 Step Show on Oct. 6, 2012; the only drawback was the waste of a rap performance by Don Trip, a rapper from Memphis, Tenn.
Many would agree with me that he should have just stayed in Memphis. One of the many problems with the Don Trip catastrophe was that the ticket prices for the step show went up because he was performing. However, watching the performance made many people wonder, “Why were the ticket prices raised?”
Sure, there were some fans in the stands for the rapper, but there were some who were not fans and definitely will not become fans after Saturday night. The rapper’s wardrobe for the show made him look like an ordinary person just rapping for fun, and it was impossible to separate him from his hype men.
If a person did not know who he was, they would have been asking, “Which one is he? What color T-shirt is he wearing?” If he had been a famous rapper, UTM students would have needed more proof than he provided, because Don Trip really was a street corner rapper who just so happened to get a gig at the UTM 2012 Step Show.
Let’s just hope that next time UTM gets a performer, that’s exactly what we get, because UTM was cheated by a man in a blue T-shirt who was in serious need of a haircut.
In the women’s division, the sorority that won first place in the UTM 2012 Step Show was Zeta Phi Beta, with Delta Sigma Theta taking second place. In the men’s division the fraternity that won first place in the UTM 2012 Step Show was Alpha Phi Alpha, with Phi Beta Sigma taking second place.
Overall, the Step Show experience was enjoyable, just not worth the price that they raised the tickets to cover Don Trip’s mediocre performance.