Occasionally bloated rapper N.O.R.E. has gone vegan. (Why do we say "gone vegan"? It's not like he's "gone on vacation." You don't say "I have gone meat eater." There is something sinister about the movement implicit in becoming vegan.) He's lost sixty-five pounds on the diet thus far, and has also quit alcohol. It appears, however, that his submergence into the world of leafy greens and seitan is not prompted strictly by a desire to shed weight but by a Jane Goodall-like animal zen. In the above video of N.O.R.E. at a vegan Jamaican restaurant in Miami (N.O.R.E. is that Beehive? Because the food looks tight as fuck) he has ill will for those who choose to eat dead animals, asks fellow vegan Russell Simmons to call him and then says that he didn't vote but made sure his girl did. How much you wanna bet there is a Michael Pollen name drop on his next record? Time for the Earth Crisis mashup, Hood Internet.
January 12, 2009