The 31-year-old Northern Virginia resident has made a career in comedy with his rap videos first on YouTube and now on his own site GoRemy.com.
You gained a lot of attention in 2009 with your spoof rap about your "tough" neighborhood in Arlington, where you noted that brown flip-flops and Whole Foods rule. Do you still live there?
I'm still based out of Clarendon, and I've seen some things. Mainly cars being towed.
Any plans to make another locally sourced rap about any other neighborhoods or icons like Metro?
I think I put all my Metro lyrics in the Metro Song I made, so no plans for a rap song. However, I would help produce an instructional video on speedy escalator repair if anyone thinks it would help.
What are you working on these days?
I spent the spring on a college tour and got to write a lot of songs, so I plan on recording and posting videos for them throughout the summer.
Do you have a day job? If not, what was your last day job?
My last job before comedy was working at a bank as a commercial loan analyst. I'd go to work during the day, and school at night. I look back at it with a lot of fondness, but being a comedian was my dream growing up. I feel blessed there are people who watch the videos and allow me to live that dream for a living.
How did you start doing comedic raps?
When I first started on YouTube, I thought it would be fun to make a rap video about 2% milk. So I went and bought 40 gallons of milk ... which understandably drew some suspicious looks. I'm pretty sure someone in the checkout line called homeland security.
A lot of your humor deals with your Arab-American identity. What does your family think of your jokes?
I think they like it now. But leaving law school to draw a mustache on your face and pour milk on everything was somehow a tough sell as a career choice, initially.
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