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

Thomas Golianopoulos
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Illustration: Adrian Mangel

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TThe photo shoot was a wrap. The interview had concluded an hour earlier. Nas was now off the…

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Thomas Golianopoulos
LEVEL

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