Lil’ Wayne appearance inspires GC student

By Vince Ruffino

CHULA VISA — Rap superstar Lil’ Wayne commanded the attention of all, at his ‘I’m Still Music’ tour held at Cricket Amphitheater Thursday, August 25. Among the fans in attendance was Media Communications (MCOM) student Andrew Jones from Mission Valley, who is currently enrolled in the Multi-Audio Production class (MCOM 216).

Like the thousands of other Lil’ Wayne fans, Jones was excited to see one of his idols. Jones is not only a fan of Lil’ Wayne, but is also “inspired by his work, talent, and motivation.” When asked what the best part of the concert was, Jones says, “towards the end, when Young Money came out, he re-introduced himself along with his team and re-emphasized the reasons why he was there; because he believed in God and he wouldn’t be anyone without his fans.”

Throughout the show, Lil’ Wayne made a conscious effort to constantly remind his fans that he would not be where he is today, if it were not for the support of his fans.

When asked the worst part of the show, Jones said, “Rick Ross! He has no stage presence! The DJ was off, and the sound quality wasn’t good at all! Being a student of [Grossmont Media Communications instructor Jim] Papageorge, he always tells us, ‘without good sound, you don’t have a good show’ and Rick Ross did not have good sound.”

In an almost sold-out performance, the 30,000 capacity Chula Vista venue held stage to some mega chart-topping artists such as Lloyd, Far East Movement, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross and, of course, the self-proclaimed ‘greatest rapper alive,’ Lil‘ Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.).

Lil’ Wayne’s newest album, The Carter IV, was released on August 29.

Besides being a reporter for GC Summit, Ruffino is a DJ on Griffin Radio. He may be contacted at

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Crisma Jones on August 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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