His favorite possession is his bowling ball but is spending quarantine playing video games with his son & nephews. Battle Rapper, and topic of Academy Award Nominated Documentary St. Louis Superman Bruce Franks Junior goes Beyond the Mic.
“St. Louis Superman” airs Monday, May 18, at 8pm CT on MTV, VH1 and MTV2
We’re joined on the Starline by a man who started as a battle rapper, whose rise to the Missouri House of Representatives has become the topic of a MTV Academy Award-Nominated Documentary St. Louis Superman, Bruce Franks Jr. Welcome.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic … your story is something I cannot get to in just 10 minutes, overcoming childhood trauma, witnessing your 9 year old brothers shooting death, the political obstacles you overcame. It’s just too much.
Looking back, how did you tackle such nearly overwhelming adversity?
How did you get your nickname Superman?
St. Louis Superman is inspirational, but is your fight finished?
How has your community changed since you took the fight to the statehouse fighting for your friends and neighbors?
You are encouraging minorities to become police officers. Do you believe this shift will change community policing?
What is the face of community policing look like in St. Louis during this quarantine right now?
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8 , 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind: No Pressure
1. Sport you played growing up?
2. Favorite possession?
3. Person who has mentored you as a state rep?
4. Favorite thing to do on your day off?
5. Last person who gave you a smile
6. Thing you are improving during quarantine
7. 1st thing you are going to do when the quarantine is over?
8. Last person you hugged?