Andy Wegner has lived in Denton for six years, and attended Denton High School where he met Kyle. They sit on a bench facing the courthouse as Kyle scoots his longboard back and the square is a second home for them.
Andy is in the process of becoming a hip-hop artist and under the name Square Rat.
“All we did was party and hang out with each other,” Andy says, “Square Rat is going to bring it back.”
Andy says he doesn’t have a lot of money but is saving up for a computer to record his music. Now, he has two songs almost completed and another he would like to add another verse to he says as he begins to rap:
“Say no to dope or hang by the rope of addiction / and lose all ambition trying to handle your condition / But, you’re in the position pick your family and next ___ / And you’re skin like tick, so you don’t feel sick / when you’re gonna kick the bucket, when you’re gonna say fuck it / Bounce back, no shit, sound of whack when your heart’s starting to turn black. / Glass. Chrystal. Crank. / You might think it makes bank / Watch you don’t get shanked. / It ruins people’s lives, / I’ve seen it in my own eyes. / Don’t believe the lies. / Put it down and lets rise / and start realize these guys really aren’t your real friends. / They won’t be there in the end. / It’s time to comprehend you’re nothing to them. / They’ll use you and abuse you.”
He finishes to a fist bump from Kyle.
“Denton’s beautiful. It’s filled with music,” Kyle says.
“We have the most interesting people in the world outside of Austin,” Andy adds.
“And it’s a smaller Austin. But, we’re raising out,” Kyle says as he looks around the square.
“We’re going to be awesome one day. We’re cooler,” Andy says.
“Appreciate,” Kyle finishes.
Andy says the Denton is the easiest place he can be himself. It’s his home and where he’ll stay until the day he dies.
Kyle is not an aspiring hip-hop artist but he loves the music of Denton and that’s why he sticks around. He says he will probably leave, go to college and come back since he has lived here his entire life.
“It’s one of those towns that draws you back,” he says.