When I was 12 years old, I was writing poems about matchbox twenty for my seventh grade English class. Unlike my life decisions, that is not a joke. Current-middle schooler Nathan Schwartz, on the other hand, has taken photos with dozens of the biggest names in rap today; to quote Vice, he’s “Rap Instagram Game Zelig.”
Vice recently interviewed “@natedoggschwartz” about how he gets the access…
It was batted about on some undernet forums that he’s the son of Peter Schwartz, a vice president at a bigwig talent representation company called The Agency Group. But the Schwartzes—both Nathan and Peter—confirmed to me this is untrue. “Who? No.” was all Peter—who reps people like Juicy J, Big Boi, Method Man, Trinidad Jame$, Wiz Khalifa and many others—wrote to me. The two are, by all accounts, not related. “Erryone asks bout Peter idk him,” Nathan wrote to me. (Via)
…and why he walks around with a bodyguard.
Why do you have a bodyguard?
Better be safe. I’ve gotten a lot of threats so it’s better to be on the safe side.
What kind of threats?
Like, “if you don’t get me to meet Wayne imma fuk u up” and stuff like that. It’s a cold world out there.
Do people leave mean comments on your posts?
All the time, but you gotta respect the haters.
What do you mean?
You gotta have the haters to get to the top. I’m just trynna make a name for myself in this music business.
Do you want to be a rapper?
No. A record executive. (Via)
Also, Nathan’s favorite album of all-time is Straight Outta Compton, so he’s OK in my book.
French Montana and DJ Khaled
Waka Flocka Flame
See dozens more on Nathan’s Instagram.