Though Houston has enjoyed a rather robust economy even during the recession, money is still tight for many, which means the many joys in life often get placed on the back burner for necessities like food and rent. One creative, perhaps innovative woman spotted on lower Westheimer by photographer Michael McCormick decided to lay it all out there with her sign that says "Will Rap 4 Weed."
I've long been an admirer of the hustle exhibited by the average rapper wannabe. I've been approached in malls by people who shove headphones onto my head to listen to a few seconds of their beats. It can be a tad annoying and I doubt its effectiveness, but, damn, if hipsters took that kind of aggressive approach in marketing their music, maybe they'd have more success.
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Our photographer picked up a CD from the aspiring artist -- no word on what was exchanged if anything to acquire the merchandise -- so, for at least one person, it worked. And, hey, she got her picture on the Hair Balls blog, so that's something. Don Draper would probably be proud...or something.