12/21/2015 – 6:28AM
Holy s*** it’s finally up.
As I upload this first experience to YouTube, and I get mentally ready to share this with all of you, I can’t help but to think about what a journey creating all of this has been. A few months ago, I began to think about the type of stuff I wanted to have for you to watch for my launch date. Strangely, I couldn’t get my home of Providence, Rhode Island out of my head. I’ve been living in Brooklyn for 3 years now, but have so much pride for the city that I come from that I knew it had to be involved in some way from day 1. I immediately thought about doing something with
pizza because the Providence pizza game is immaculate/undefeated/the best/fire/lit – I’ll let you choose how to describe it here.
Dope! Hosted some out of towners to Prov this summer and it was so hard to choose what pizza to display for them lol https://t.co/LcfG2r7f3b
— Wooka (@prudent_Tyree) December 22, 2015
At the time, I just knew that I wanted to involve pizza somehow/someway and record a video, so I let my mind just chew on the idea as I so often do. Fast forward about a week ( even though I honestly have no clue how much time was in between), It was a warm morning and I was on the A – train heading to work. Suddenly, a large group of very f****** annoying high school students get on the train. After some light thoughts on how annoying I must’ve been (read: was) in high school, I overheard one of them say something like “I bet you wouldn’t eat that if you were blindfolded”. It immediately clicked and I suddenly wasn’t as mad at these children (read: devils).
But, in all seriousness, Providence has some amazing pizza spots and I felt like this would be a good chance to shine some light on that. I contacted some friends who I thought would be good for the video, and everyone loved the idea so I thought I was on the right path. On the day of the actual shoot, a few people didn’t show up so I asked Hil if he’d step in. SO glad that he said yes, because him and Sabrina together were funny as f***, it worked well. I knew Ben was gon’ be Ben so that was that, knew Annie would just naturally say something worth capturing, & asked Okie to join in because anything could go from 0-100 when he’s around (I’ve seen it happen). There were so many laughs and so much background commentary that I couldn’t cut it all out, which I think is a good problem. We had a lot of fun, and I hope you have at least half as much fun watching as we had eating cold pizza. I planned for this video to be shorter, but I had a hard time trying to cut too much out just to fit a quota I set for myself. That’s stupid.
Thank you for reading this, thank you for (hopefully) watching the video. If you have any constructive feedback or comments, I’m all ears and you can find me on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. I also love meeting new people, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me via my contact page.
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