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Describe your ideal home.

L.A. Mansion with built-in recording studio.

What are you wearing?

Hoodie, bandana, stunna shades, and (of course) some ice (bling).

What drink are you sipping?

My own brand of energy drinks, “R-Dizzle Energy Drink”, to stay pumped for my next gig.

What piece of Greek or Roman art would be

the centerpiece of your showcase?

The Laocoön and His Sons sculpture. The two snakes wrapped around Laocoön refer to the two chains wrapped around my neck and give a shout-out to my homie, 2 Chainz.

On which island in the ancient

Mediterranean would you make your home?

My beats are Sick-ily (Sicily).

Describe your ideal home.

There is a certain familiarity permeating my home – a quaint, traditional Boston colonial with the interior of an English country cottage. While it’s only one floor, there’s an overhead loft with a cozy queen bed and a bookshelf stocked with the works of Dickinson, Woolf, Thoreau, and Vergil. The rooms are filled with natural light from windows that overlook segments of Walden Pond. Most importantly though, there’s a back room illuminated by elemental glows and framed by an antique writing desk.

What are you wearing?

In a dream, Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 Academy Awards dress.

What drink are you sipping?

Rose black tea with cream and a dash of sugar.

What piece of Greek or Roman art would be the

centerpiece of your showcase?

The Veiled Vestal Virgin sculpture by Raffaele Monti.

On which island in the ancient Mediterranean

would you make your home?

Samos! I’m a huge art history nerd and this particular island was captured by a number of different empires. Nowadays, it holds a variety of pieces, from the largest Greek Kouros to aqueducts to Byzantine cathedrals! It’s a museum of the Mediterranean world!

Describe your ideal home.

It’s a quiet brownstone, nestled inconspicuously in New York. Inside, it has wooden floors and paintings by Monet and Van Gogh installed on the cream-colored walls. An alcove sits near one of the house’s windows. Books by Whitman and Fitzgerald are strewn across the niche.

What are you wearing?

I wear khaki pants with Sperrys, topped off with a grey, exquisitely soft corduroy and my favorite Ray-Bans.

What drink are you sipping?

I’m drinking a Pepsi. Sorry Georgia – Pepsi is my true love.

What piece of Greek or Roman art would be the

centerpiece of your showcase?

Laocoön and his Sons is in the middle of my brownstone. The power and drama from the sculpture is resplendent amidst the backdrop of the city.

On which island in the ancient Mediterranean

would you make your home?

I would make my home on Calypso’s island of Ogygia. What better place would there be than an island, free from distractions and full of what makes life worth living?

Ruiqi He

President

Maya Nandakumar

First Vice President

Narayan Sundararajan

Second Vice President

INTERVIEWS · Torch:U.S. · Winter, 2014-2015