“When I found beatboxing, it felt like the only limitation was my imagination. … People assume that beatboxing is confined to hip hop culture, but my biggest talent is my creativity, and I don’t want that confined to one genre.” – James ‘Peterpot’ McInnes, via Avenue Calgary
On November 8th, I went to Beatbox Canada’s national beatboxing championships. In a sea full of similar fish, Peterpot was a multicoloured octopus. He started beatboxing for fun at age 18, and now, at age 26, he is competing at the top of his game. He combines rhythm, melody, intelligence and major creativity in a fun and inspiring way. Wish I could see him compete at the world championships in Berlin in May. He’s forever on my list of personal heroes.