Sunday, July 22, 2012

I've Outlived All The Fallen Rappers of My Time

It's that time of year again: I'm celebrating a birthday and wondering which deceased rapper I've now outlived.

The answer is, I've outlasted pretty much all of them. Every hip-hop artist cut down in his prime is younger than me  even Jam Master Jay and Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived well into their 30s. (I've already noted the sad realization that I'm much older than someone named Ol' Dirty Bastard.)

I am still younger than Heavy D and Nate Dogg, but they died from health problems. It doesn't seem like they should count.

In any case, I'm happy to be here — and sad for those who aren't. I would go pour a little liquor on the ground, but I live in a high-rise apartment with no houseplants.