Dave Bry grew up in New Jersey and now lives in New York. He wrote a book recently, a memoir called Public Apology, which came out through Grand Central Publishing. Here is his Google + profile. Here is his Twitter feed.
Have I just been somehow fooled into thinking that Gucci Mane is an excellent lyricist? No, right? I mean, his lexicon is just totally colorful and creative and he puts words together in a truly unique and refreshing way. Doesn't he?