"I'm Not Cool." Inside the Mind of Michael Christmas
It’s during the recording process of Is This Art? and Boston rapper Michael Christmas is on his way to the studio. He’s got a notepad full of raps and his engineer’s already there warming up the computers. He glances at his phone. It’s his pops. Usually his pops has something funny to say, but this isn’t funny. It's just a request to babysit his sisters.
Christmas has finally got his life on track. He just announced yesterday he'll be touring next year with Logic. But not too long ago (late 2012/early 2013) he was simply a high school dropout, and held a permanent spot on his mom’s couch. His dad was in jail. He’d moved around schools a lot (eight times!) and he didn’t have many friends, let alone a girl. It took every bit of willpower for him to just get out of bed in the morning.Click to start the list