Patrick Bateman: Do you like Chief Keef?
Paul Allen: He’s OK.
Patrick Bateman: His early work was a little too uncharismatic for my tastes, but when Finally Rich came out in ‘12, I think he really came into his own, commercially and artistically. The whole album offers infectious odes to nihilism and tirades against haters that are as simple-minded and catchy as they are brutal. Musically, however, the album shimmers with power, which makes the dozen songs feel even more dangerous. He’s been compared to the menacing inner-city narratives of Jeezy, Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane, but I think Keef has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are there copies of XXL and Complex all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In ‘14, Keef released this, Bang Part 3, his most accomplished mixtape. I think his undisputed masterpiece is “War”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of conflict, and the importance of dominance, it’s also a personal statement about Chief Keef himself.
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW, YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!
A very informative and worthwhile read.
Into the Fray | Marc Streitenfeld | The Grey
Sean Bean is the fucking man.
It left out the part where he was defending a female friend from a creep in the fight and how he used a first aid kit to stitch up his own stab wound.
“Witnesses told the paper that Bean, and model April Summers were smoking outside the bar when a passerby made lewd comments about her, and Bean chased him down the street. The man returned to the bar later that evening, spotted Bean outside again and attacked him. The actor was reportedly punched in the face and stabbed in the arm with broken glass. Despite the injuries, Bean chose not to go to the hospital. Instead, he accepted a first aid kit from the bar staff and then ordered another drink.”
Sean Bean is the man