Welcome back to the Name Game, the periodic Backbeat feature in which we check in with a local act and ask members to share the story behind their nom de tune (if there is one) to find out how and why they chose their handle and to spell out any special significance the moniker might have.
Kari Geha Gustavo D'Arthenay is the rapper otherwise known as Input.
Gustavo D'Arthenay has one hell of a story. A few months ago on the eve of the release of Never Heard of Ya, his collaboration with Broken and the first of two releases, we caught up with the rapper, known otherwise as Input, and he talked about everything, from how he was a student at Columbine when tragedy struck more than a decade ago to how he was so obsessed with rap that he used to hustle print outs of porn to kids at school to fund his habit to how he hooked up with SupaHotBeats, the lauded Atlanta producer he worked with on his latest effort, Bombs Over Everything, which just dropped last week. One thing that we didn't include in that original interview is how he came up with his name. Keep reading to see the first video from Bombs and find out how he coined the name.
- Input on SupaHotBeats convincing him to share his harrowing Columbine experience
- Input on Fameless Entertainment and making a mark outside of Colorado
- Fresh hip-hop: New track from Input, with Caleb Slade