Saturday, August 9, 2008

Have You Seen This Man?

There isn't a day that goes by, I don't yearn for another "House Party" movie. In the same vein as the modern-day buddy films that litter the big screen, House Party (um, 1-4) gave us laughs, some poor slapstick, and of course, teen angst relieved through boomboxes, hot girls in hot colors, and cheap beer.

Ok, that's a total lie. I never liked the movies, but like any celebrity that has their ups and downs, some reappearing on sitcoms, soaps, or B-films, I wondered what ever happened to Christopher Reid (aka "Kid", aka "Kid Coolout").

It's been bugging me for the longest time, and today I finally figured it out.

He went missing in the mid-90's, and hasn't been seen since. Apparently, some knew where he was. He was going to high school in California. He then attended the University of Miami, starring in baseball.

Last summer, he was called up in May to join the big league club, where he excelled. He finished his first Major League season with a .324 batting avg. He belted 34 HR's, drove in 97 runs, and stole 15 bases, all in only 113 games.

Your favorite "Saved By The Bell"-era hip hop artist has returned to the spotlight...

His actual name is Ryan Braun. He is actually a white dude (not that anyone ever doubted that). He braved the dangers of the early world of hip-hop, crossing the color barrier, and paving the way for white rap artists such as Rob VanWinkle, Darrin O'brien, and later on Marshall Mathers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha, i had to reply. Yes, this was the first thing that came to mind when i saw Ryan Braun for the first time.

He's the white version of the guy from House Party!