It was only last week that Chaps and I were hanging out in Texas. Everything seemed normal, we were eating barbeque, listening to rap, and losing to girls at bowling… now today I get this shocking press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday April 2nd, 2009.
SASKATOON, SK – In a stunning move among a crowd of supporters and hysterical crying girls, Chaps announced that he will no longer be known as Chaps. This news shocked the hip hop world and his friends and family alike. The artist formerly known as Chaps will now be known as Chaps Casanova. When asked why the name change Chaps Casanova had this to say, “it is 2009 and I feel I have earned the title of Casanova, it is more reflective of the man that I am today” and he went on to add, “when you have as many amorous adventures as I do a name like Casanova is very fitting”.
This move both shocked and disappointed Chaps Casanova’s mom. When reached for comment she said “she no longer has a son”. Factor a long time friend and super producer was also shocked by this news. “I mean he has always been Chaps”. The news has been sending shock waves throughout the hip hop community and world.
Chaps had these closing comments, “only time will tell if this was the right thing to do, I hope everyone out there still knows that I care for them and this won’t change that. I look forward to continuing to play for favorite songs”. In a final ceremony Chaps Casanova brought out a headstone with the name Chaps on it and the dates 1994-2009 on it. “This headstone is to symbolize the death of an era and to celebrate new beginnings and new opportunities” Chaps Casanova added as he laid a bouquet of flowers next to the headstone.
You can check out Chaps Casanova Friday April 24th at Maguires Pub as we celebrate the return of Kay the Aquanaut to Saskatoon with Nolto and the Intelligentlemen.