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Stephen Colbert and Geoffrey Dicker
Since I happened to be in the neighborhood… After meeting rapper Nas following an appearance on the Colbert Report, I thought I’d stick around to meet the man himself – Stephen Colbert. I think his social and political commentary is both hilarious and spot on and I am thankful that people such as Colbert are not only raising their voices, but also that the masses are starting to take note. As Colbert was heading out for the night, a small mob scene of fans and autograph collectors were waiting by his car and Stephen Colbert, in classic Colbert-mode, told all the fans, “I’ll sign one for each of you. Don’t be greedy.” And he did! When I asked for a photo, he said “do what you need to do” and he posed with me. It was really great to see Colbert in action. Thanks Stephen for being so cool and for also using your voice! You are a huge inspiration to me!
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Nas and Geoffrey Dicker
Rapper Nas’ latest album “Life is Good” came out on July 17, 2012 and he celebrated the release by stopping by The Colbert Report in NYC. Surrounded by a horde of fans, Nas did his best to accommodate his fans by signing autographs as he left the building. Shockingly, in the mob scene, I was the only person that had his new album (which features a duet with Amy Winehouse!) As he signed autographs, people were literally just pushing shit in his face. I tried asking for a picture several times, but it was just too mobbed. One of his friends saw that I was not aggressively trying to get the photo and right before Nas left the property, his friend said to Nas “is it ok if this guy (me) approaches the car for a photo?” Nas agreed and the results are above. I love when stuff like that happens! It doesn’t always pay to be an aggressive asshole in these kind of situations and this is proof. That’s your lesson of the day, according2g. And thanks Nas for being so cool!