Part 4 of The Heat’s exclusive with Jack Spratt picks up with our own Dion Norman asking Jack about artist parodies and Jack gives it to us straight.
DION/THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Do you think that it’s fair to have personal disgruntlement as an artist when parodies are created based on your likeness?
JACK SPRATT: Of course I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t know if that is the case in my situation, but I’ve always understood the principle of imitation being the greatest form of flattery so I really can’t comprehend having personal grudges of that sort. That’s just like somebody hitting the club and comedy scene in costume, mimicking and patterning themselves after me. Even if it’s in a spoof or parody form, I realize that I must be doing something effective and worthwhile for someone to take their time to study and imitate me. Also, I understand that an integral part of fame and being a celebrity is exposing my life to public praise, criticism, scrutiny, and even ridicule. It’s like everybody wants to shine, but nobody wants to go through a polishing process. You have to take the good factors of being a celebrity as well as the bad factors. Even though I don’t think it’s fair, I do understand that it’s life. Some people are gonna always like you no matter what you do, while some will never like you, no matter what you do. It is what it is….
ARLENE/THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What’s new for Jack Spratt and what can your fans expect to see?
JACK SPRATT: It’s actually a few things that I’m really focused on accomplishing in 2012. Of course, my main focus right now is PPTV because I know that it will ultimately open up the door for all of my other endeavors. On Monday nights, my company Empireal Entertainment promotes a night called Memory Lane Mondays where we play throwback music from the 70’s to 2000. Admission is free but we accept monetary and canned good donations and all of the donated money goes to a different youth group or organization in the city. I’m the host and my potna D.J. Ram is on the 1’s & 2’s. I’m also really determined to complete my next music project, “The Genius” which will showcase my true passion as a hip hop artist and chronicle all of the planning, strategy, and masterminding that my team and I put into the Jack Spratt brand. Next, I’ve begun compiling manuscripts for a question & answer book that I’m writing about family, relationships & dating, all inspired by one of my characters that my Facebook family has fallen in love with, Dr. Cornelius Jackson O.P.P. Thursday May 3rd, I’ll be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest for the second consecutive year with the Original Pinettes Brass Band and I’ll be in Jamaica in July for the Reggae Sunfest filming a PPTV: Dollar$quad Goes To Jam-Rock Documentary. Besides that, I’ll be here in New Orleans consistently grinding my fingers to the bone with my team. I also wanna thank each and every Jack Spratt, PPTV, and Dollar$quad fan for your support. It means a lot and we appreciate all of you. God is truly good.
EDITOR’S SIDENOTE: We said it before and we’ll say it again – Jack Spratt is an emerging comedian/rapper/entertainer who brings life to his characters and laughs to his fans and followers. He is poised to take over the entertainment world as he stands on the brink of stardom. You can take that prediction to the bank! You can also keep up with all things Jack Spratt here:
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