Im probably going to regret asking this, but who is rafael casal?
oh wow. WOW. OKAY TAKE A SEAT MY DUDE WE ARE DOING THIS!!!!
This dreamy sunshine is Rafael Casal. He is a 31 year-old writer, rapper, poet, actor, professor, director, playwright…. We can go on an on here, the point is he does a bunch of cool stuff.
He has SO MANY cool projects so lemme introcude you to my favorite ones, otherwise we will stay here FOREVER:
Youtube stuff: Rafa does a bunch of random videos there, but also a few series, so let’s get to them
- Rafatics - It’s a segment where Rafa talks about politics and news in a very sarastic yet informative way. His personality is gold and I love him so much to make me laugh when the world is a mess.
- Hobbes and Me - THE CUTEST!!! He does this one with Daveed, basically they recreate some Calvin and Hobbes comic strips (Diggs is shirtless and in a fur coat, totally worth watching)
- The Away Team - Comedy bits, think Star Trek meets Parks and Rec. I always laugh so hard and never get tired of watching them.
- #Bars - This is probably the most amazing and my favorite one, so I saved it for last. Bars is a Theater-In-Verse Workshop created by Rafa and Daveed, and they have interviews, classes, and create an amazing medley of raps and songs based on pop culture and literature for their ‘final’ project, it’s dope and really worth watching.
Music stuff: Rafa is a /really/ good rapper and singer/songwriter. You can check his stuff on the following links:
I’d reccomend the ‘Mean Ones’ and the ‘Bay Boys’ LPs, they are DOPE.
Poetry stuff: His strongest suit and probably one of my favorite things about him is his way with words: He is a goddamn GENIUS. No joke, he is an award-winner poet, being a part of projects with HBO and Youth speaks. Without further do, let’s go to my favorite pieces by him:
he also often posts poems on his instagram account and they are BEAUTIFUL.
This is just the beginning of how amazing this man is, I can go on and on about it, I hope I didn’t freak you out with this long (very long) message! It’s fairly easy to search for more on his work online so please, feel free to do it so because this man is amazing and deserves all the love. ALSO if you like him maybe tell that to him on twitter??? he often replies and likes messages and it will make his day as much as it’ll make yours <3