A Phone Call With @BauceSauce: More than a Twitter Personality
On January 6, 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to talk to Twitter personality and think piece master BauceSauce. The first thing I noticed while talking to Bauce is how incredibly humble he is for a guy who has over 8,000 Twitter followers and over 1 million Vine loops.
“At the end of the day, Social Media is a hobby”
For someone who claims that social media is just a hobby, he has built himself a brand full of loyal and devoted fans. He has built himself a brand because people can truly relate to him. This is evident in one of my favorite think pieces by BauceSauce,“They Fired Me Yung”. This think piece sheds a light on what it is like to get fired: The fear, the embarrassment, the relief; It’s something that a lot of us can relate to but also something that not a lot of us open up about.
Wait, I thought BauceSauce was just a funny twitter personality?!
There is absolutely no denying that BauceSauce is one of the funniest people on Twitter. After all, without him, we would never have “It me papa john” memes, stories about being stuck in a Chick-Fil-A helicopter playpen, and jokes about doing a Ted talk on Young Thug in the clubs of New York City during NOG.
But his creativity spreads far past putting out fire tweets. He has written some of the best think pieces and articles on music and pop culture that I have read. He has written stories and done interviews for major online mediums such as Complex and Vice. He has interviewed musicians like Gudda Gudda of Young Money and has covered festivals like SXSW. Music is something that you can tell that Bauce is passionate about.
“Why aren't we all rappers?”
This is a question that Bauce once asked his readers in an article. This was something that intrigued me and I wanted to know how he got started making rap music. Bauce has released several rap songs to the internet. Most of them parodies of other songs. The beautiful thing about it is that they are actually pretty good. Some of his songs include “0 to 140” Parody which was featured on Complex to “We made it remix”. Bauce explained to me that rapping was about being creative and having fun. It started as a way to pass the time in college and evolved into making a mixtape to celebrate birthday’s. While he hasn’t made a song in over the year, he says that the possibility of making another mixtape is still there.
There is no doubt that Bauce is one of the most creative people I have ever spoken to. He has dabbled in everything from writing to rapping to podcasting. I strongly encourage you take a look at some of his material rather it be his twitter page or his Soundcloud. Let Bauce be a lesson to all of us, never be afraid to be creative and never be afraid to do what makes you happy. It may not be your job but why can’t it be your hobby?