Think Outside the Magnet: MST student raps

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Meet Jakob Williamson (10, MST). Williamson started rapping in middle school and continues it as a hobby.

“If I don’t make it as a rapper, I’ll probably be some sort of nerd behind a website as a programmer,” Jakob said.

He finds time to rap outside of school, as it is a skill unaccounted for in most school systems. His classes in MST allow him to further his education in technology, while pursuing a career as a rapper.

Jakob and his partner, Izzy, combine their talents and express their hobby through the rap group ‘Rendezvous’. The two made their first video together, NonStop, after they began working together last year.


Peter Champelli is a co-Editor in Chief of Manual RedEye. Throughout high school he has taken on independent projects such as creating short films and producing the award-winning podcast Synapse, and more recently he has applied his videography skills to making music videos for local bands and artists. During his free time he likes to juggle and practice coding.