Unreal! Someone Made a #PartyLikeAJournalist Rap By chris 07/11/2013 Share Tweet + When I came up with #PartyLikeaJournalist, the intent was to create an outlet to share all the ways that journalists are rockstars. Well, someone did something pretty unexpected and mindblowing and made a #PartyLikeaJournalist rap. Check it out below. The man behind the song? 27-year-old journalist/rapper Matt Johnson. Johnson, who works at KFMB in San Diego, wrote in an email how he came up with the song. "As for the song, it's actually a follow up to a song I made in 2011 called "Camera Tricks." That song was born out of frustration with covering the same old stuff over and over again. I made it by first laying out all the things that are really awful about being in the business and then I sent it home in the third verse by essentially saying it's all about those stories we do that change lives or communities that remind us why we do this. "Party Like A Journalist" on the other hand is pure fun. I've been following the hashtag forever and how it's united nerdy journalists online and I thought a relatable, catchy song would bring it to life. Whether you're a print reporter, a broadcaster, or an unfortunate journalism student I hope there's enough in here to enjoy. #partylikeajournalist to me means exclusivity, self-deprecation, and accomplishment! A rockstar is partying when he's surrounded by drugs and women but a journalist is partying when he or she is surrounded by documents from a FOIA request..both equally exciting."Johnson said he's been rapping since he was 16. "It started off real casual and then I got real serious with it my senior year in high school and in college," he wrote. "I was able to perform a few times in the LA area for a few years and I actually think that helped with being comfortable on live TV."The song, he says, is to poke fun and celebrate journalism."The big joke about the field is of course, "Get out now!" but a lot of people have and a lot of people come right back," says Johnson. "Basically, there's nothing like breaking news and when you can't cover it anymore I imagine it creates a void bigger than the financial one many journalists struggle with."Couldn't be more flattered that someone took the time and effort to make a #PartyLikeAJournalist song. I was completely blown away when I got Matt's email. Hope this song becomes the theme song for newsrooms everywhere. Any journalist who has spent more than five minutes inside a newsroom will greatly appreciate the lyrics. Lyrics:I used to think nobody partied like suburban kidsTil I got in the game and partied like a journalistYou can find us where the bourbon isNever conserving it, still correcting grammar with assertivenessWe’re well aware that what we do can change livesBut we know that we have to be human at the same timeDon’t get it confused, I put in work and it's thoroughWhether it’s polishing my flow or polishing my MurrowOur lives are never business as usualNever know what to expect, never confined to a cubicleA good day is a manhunt with threatening weaponsOr anything except a meeting in executive sessionWe’re a little clinical it’ll be obviousWe only watch “The Newsroom” to point out the flaws in itAfter working hard calling out liarsWe party harder, reading stylebooks by fireWhen you have a story with FOI’d tipsParty like you are a journalistWhen getting your callbacks is all that you wishParty like you are a journalistWe don’t do this for the glamour for the glitzIf you think that, you need to to re-listen to "Camera Tricks"We gotta be crazy gotta be courageousBut even Foxconn thinks we’re earning some low wagesSometimes a package will affect democracySometimes I’m just here for people to be mocking meI made a typo but I’m glad it was acknowledgedBy that viewer who called to ask how I graduated collegeThanks for that, listen here I’m gonna sip a beerBefore we all get replaced by the TwittersphereAnother blog post how our job don’t payI’m paid in compost waste but my job won’t changeReporters get all the unwanted hatredOf a celebrity but none of the compensationI love it, just not gonna do the mathAnd party like I got all the money that people think I haveWhen you are important but you don’t make s***Party like you are a journalistWhen it’s Monday and you feel like calling it quitsParty like you are a journalistWhen interns tell me that they’re journalism majorsI say, “Don’t do it! You’re practically teenagers!”You got your whole life ahead of you, don’t get lied toBut if you must, here’s a couple tips for survival(One) Don’t go into the meeting with a stupid pitchPitching that press release is that foolishness(Two) Don’t be a diva no one likes a huge whinerDon't ever take a picture with you in a front of a viewfinder!I can’t imagine quitting, it’d be tortureThat’s why PR people always remind us if they reportedI can tell the fire remains, we’re just wired this wayYou never lose it moving higher with payBreaking news gets the adrenaline flowingLike the only drug you won’t regret in the morningSo, plenty things can get a journo pissedBut not everyone can party like a journo-listIt's an addiction and this is our fixParty like you are a journalistWe love to complain but we love the risksParty like you are a journalistWhen you break an exclusiveParty like a journalistFood in the newsroomParty like a journalistWhen a drunk's in your liveParty like a journalistFirst time you're recognizedParty like a journalistWhen they confuse the black guysParty like a journalistWhen you beat a deadlineParty like a journalistPrint reporters don't like youParty like a journalistSo when they have to cite youParty like a journalistThis is how we #partylikeajournalist. Featuring singer/editor/photographer extraordinaire Justin Kroger on the chorus, mixed by @LanskySound, produced by Gramatik & Break Science, written and performed by Matt Johnson. Follow NewsCastic on Facebook and learn more about our mission.