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For this self-portrait, I decided to make a video instead of taking a picture. I’ve been collecting vinyl records since I was in middle school. When I started, it was all older stuff like The Beatles and other similar “boomer” music. I didn’t really have my own music taste until high school when I discovered the Mountain Goats. Even then, I hated hip-hop. Only in the last couple of years have I started to discover what I’d been missing. One of the most important genres to me in my entire life has always been punk rock. Now, I truly believe that hip-hop is starting to replace punk in terms of its social awareness. Maybe it’s always been that way.