Blitzbok Chris Dry talks to RugbyRocks.com about his rap performance at the 2019 Brightrock Players Choice Awards and the rap artists he listened to as a kid.
How did you get roped into rapping at the awards?
[Laughs] The organisers had tried to get me on stage for years, but I’d always had an excuse. When they asked me again this year, I had to say yes. It is an awards evening held by the players for the players so everyone has to do their bit. But I think I’m done with my stage work for a while!
How did you gain your rapping reputation?
Every week with the Blitzboks, usually after our last gym session on a Friday, the guys will ask me to come up with something on the spot. It helps create a bit of gees!
How do you rate your rapping performance at the awards?
I had a few words written down but didn’t stick to them, which is OK because it was all about getting the audience to smile and laugh. It was fun but I don’t know if I’ll do it again – probably not! My teammates all gave me low scores for the performance because they’ve heard some of my best stuff. But while I wasn’t too on-form, I think my performance was a 5/10!
What rap artists did you listen to while growing up?
As a kid, I always liked Eminem and 50 Cent – the first CD I ever got was 50 Cent. I don’t really follow specific rap artists these days – I tend to like all types of local music, from Afrikaans music to kwaito.
Watch Chris’ performance here:
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