Interview By: Isis Nicole
Photography By: VIRGIL SOLIS
Meet SHOWYOUSUCK: a 28-year-old dragon by way of Bellwood, Illinois, who loves pasta and 80’s boobs. In celebration of his ALL WAVY EVERYTHING PREMIERE, we discuss what it means to be a #DUDEBRO, not smoking the weeds, and Taco Bell.
Favorite place to escape?
What was your best date ever?
Going to the zoo, then people watching at some random place, and watching bad T.V. on the couch.
What’s probably the biggest misconception(s) about rappers?
I don’t think there are any real misconceptions nowadays. There are just as many “weirdo” rappers as there are “regular” rappers. There’s maybe a misconception that we all smoke weed. I don’t smoke the weeds.
What’s a #DUDEBRO?
A Dude Bro is a young person who has yet to unlock their full potential.
What’s some shit you would never do?
Wear Trukfit or rap with a live band.
What is your art background?
I took quite a few drawing classes in my day. [Laughs.] Nowadays I’m just a dude with good taste surrounded by people with a lot of talent!
When did you start getting recognized for your craft?
I’d say around 2006.
How do you set yourself apart?
I’m polite, on time, and I always keep a sunny deposition.
What do you have lined up for the summer?
Going to the zoo. That’s really it so far. I’m not much of a planner.
What keeps you inspired?
Cool looking movies, photos, clothes, other cool songs. Pretty much when other people make cool shit it inspires me.
How do you make the most out of Chicago?
Have a friend with a car so you can get to a Taco Bell.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Showyousuck photographed by VIRGIL SOLIS