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Your Favorite Rapper Will Fade Away Some Day — and That’s Okay

The best emcees never fall off, but that doesn’t mean they stay hot forever

Illustration: Adrian Mangel

TThe photo shoot was a wrap. The interview had concluded an hour earlier. Nas was now off the clock, but here he was, deep in the bowels of Hollywood’s Westlake Studios, refilling his Patron and Country Time lemonade, and gossiping…

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Thomas Golianopoulos

Thomas Golianopoulos

Thomas Golianopoulos is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Grantland, the Ringer, BuzzFeed, Complex, and other publications.

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