The Rappy & Flows Show

By: Connor M.

 

 

Characters:                         Rappy the wrapping paper, 23 feet old

                 Flows the mic, 1060 volts old

Setting:                              The studio

Time:                                 Saturday, 12/19/14, late afternoon

At Rise:                              Rappy and Flows are on stage. Rappy is approaching Flows to ask him a question.

 


Rappy

Hey Flows. What are you doing?

Flows

You know… Just posted up here on Stan the stand.

Rappy

That’s cool. Did I ever tell you how good your sound quality is?

Flows

What do you want rappy?

Rappy

What?! Why do you have to assume I want something? I was just…

Flows

Come on Rappy! Whenever you compliment me out of nowhere, for no reason at all, you’re always just trying to warm me up to ask me for something.

Rappy

Well – Now that you mentioned it… You know how I’ve always wanted to try to be a rapper?

Flows

(Laughs) Rappy, we have been over this. You are wrapping paper… Not a rapper. You wrap things and I make voices come alive. That’s what we were made for. You can’t just give up on wrapping things. It’s almost Christmas!

Rappy

So what are you saying? I can’t follow my dreams?

Flows

No, you can follow your dreams… Just as long as it doesn’t involve being a rapper (laughs).

Rappy

That’s pretty messed up flows…

Flows

Well, I’m just saying it how it is.

Rappy

You’re my bestfriend. You’re supposed to be supporting me with what I want to do.

Flows

I know… I know.

Rappy

(Hopeful) So you’re saying you will help me make this album?

Flows

(Aggressively) I didn’t say that!

Rappy

Come one Flows! Help me out here. You know I have Benjamin Button syndrome. I only have 23 feet left of my life. All I want in my little paper world is to be a rapper.

Flows

What are you possibly gonna rap about?

 

 

Rappy

You know… About everything I’ve been through. Like people always expecting me to wrap stuff up and never asking me what I want to do. How you shouldn’t judge a paper by its colors. It’s the fibers on its inside that count.

Flows

I have too much going on right now to do this for you. I have recording tomorrow… And – I need to find Dust Off.

Rappy

So you’re too busy to help your best friend out? The one who only has so much more feet to live and who you’ve been through everything with?

Flows

Rappy, like I said… I got stuff I need to do. It isn’t always about Rappy the wrapping paper.

Rappy

Really Flows? That’s how it’s gonna be? We have been together since we were made in that factory in Bangladesh. We were shipped to the states on the same boat, went to the same store, we even rode in the same shopping cart to the register… And you’re gonna put me down like that?! I don’t even know what to say!

Flows

[Aside] Is this roll serious? Come on now! Have you ever heard anyone beg so much? He acts like I don’t have my own stuff to worry about. I have the best producing company out there right now. I mean, I do feel bad for him… We are supposed to be best friends… But what he doesn’t know is I can’t just put anyone on my label. I have a reputation to live up to. Sometimes you have to power off and do your own thing.

Flows

I’m sorry Rappy. I really am.

Rappy

Whatever. You’re not sorry. Christmas is in 6 days and my 23 feet are going quick. What happens if I never fulfill my dream?

Flows

Why do you even want to be a rapper?

Rappy

Why do you care? You’re not gonna help me anyways.

Flows

Of course I care Rappy. You’re my bestfriend.

Rappy

You’re not acting like it!

Flows

Well maybe I am being a little mean, but I’m really stressed out! I have all these expectations to meet and if I don’t find Dust Off before tomorrow then I’m screwed.

Rappy

Everything will work out for you. It always does.

Flows

So you never told me why being a rapper is so important to you.

Rappy

Well, people only want me around on certain times of the year and pretty soon, I won’t even be alive anymore. I just feel disposable and I can be replaced so easily. When I rap, I just feel like I belong and nothing else matters. If I don’t become a rapper, then pretty soon I won’t even be around anymore. I’ll just be on presents… torn up and thrown away.

Flows

Can I tell you something?

Rappy

Yeah

Flows

Well the real reason why I don’t want to put you on my label is I don’t want to risk losing my reputation because I signed someone that isn’t the best.

Rappy

What are you trying to say? What kind of friend are you? It doesn’t seem like you even believe in me.

Flows

I can’t even get off this stand to get to Dust Off…

Rappy

(Frustrated) Hello?! Did you not just hear me? I just said it doesn’t seem like you even believe in me.

Flows

(Ignoring Rappy, Rambling) Stan broke his screw last week and he can’t walk until his screw comes in the mail. And if I don’t get cleaned out, then I don’t know how I’m gonna record tomorrow. And the artist that I’m working with is really good and if I screw his album up… no one will ever want to work with me again. I’ll lose my producing company!

Rappy

Flows! Listen to me!

Flows

Huh? What?

Rappy

See you’ve been ignoring me this whole time!

Flows

Oh. Sorry… I was just thinking of how screwed I am.

Rappy

Did I ever tell you how shiny your chrome handle is?

Flows

What do you want now Rappy?

Rappy

What? Why do you think I want something?

(Flows looks at Rappy as if he is up to something.)

Rappy

Ok, Ok. I was thinking… Maybe I could help you get Dust Off… if you help me make this album.

 

Flows

I don’t know about that.

Rappy

Come on flows! How else are you gonna get cleaned out by tomorrow? You just said yourself that you can’t take Stan. There’s no other way. You can’t get off that stand.

Flows

How are you gonna get Dust Off over here? He is all the way in the supplies closet and he never leaves there.

Rappy

Well, let’s just say Dust Off owes me a little favor.

Flows

Well get to rollin! I need Dust Off asap!

Rappy

What about my album?

Flows

Are you sure you even want to make an album still?

Rappy

Yes! Are you gonna help me or what?

Flows

Listen, I’ll help you put out a single. How about that?

Rappy

(Excited) Ok! I can work with that! Just you wait Flows. When my single hits the top of the charts, you’re gonna be begging me to record that album.

(The studio owner walks in to the studio looking for Rappy to wrap a new gift.)

Rappy

(Paniced) Oh No! How am I gonna get to Dust Off now?

TO BE CONTINUED

                               

     

    

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