Look out Darrell Bourque, there’s a new poet taking the Louisiana Legislature by storm. The spring legislative session "rapped" up Thursday with 20-year-old Shreveport wordsmith Hurricane Chris in the House with his new hit single “Halle Berry (she’s fine).” The godson of Shreveport state Rep. Barbara Norton, Hurricane Chris (who you might know from his 2007 album “51/50 Ratchet” or his popular mixtape “Louisi-Animal”) was honored on the House floor yesterday with a legislative proclamation commending him on his successful career. Hurricane Chris then took center stage. “I wanna give y’all a taste of one of my new songs,” Chris said before launching into an edited version of “Halle Berry”. Video of the performance has been sweeping the Internet and stirring up some controversy due to the song’s explicit lyrics. Here it is, your Louisiana Legislature gettin' down:
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.