He's reading Bukowski at age 19. What rapper's reading that shit at 19?
Years later, DOOM would still be a Charles Bukowski fan. The rapper’s song “Cellz” would quote the poet, and his album Born Like This was named after a documentary about the writer called Born Into This. He told Rolling Stone when the album came out:
Don’t freak with old Buke. Buke is nice. He’s as good as the rest of the rappers on there. He kind of sets the tone for the record, being that we’re living in what he was kind of describing. He might’ve been reaching for the worst description based on what he saw us heading to, but it happened and that made me go, ‘Wow, that’s ill. Kinda prophetic words.’
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