Rapper So Desperate For Press He Faked A New York Times Article

There are whispers that this Jon Caramanica article is a fake.

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New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica is known for forays into covering rap music for the Times—after all, he came up writing for magazines like XXL, was music editor at Vibe, and has long been a respected voice within hip-hop. Recently, he appeared on the New York Times Popcast as a champion of Young Thug

Nonetheless, it was a little surprising to discover that Jon was putting his full support behind the New York rapper Shirt in an article for the Times. "I took the assignment at the urge of a legend," begins the uncharacteristic prose.


What is this elusive style? Quoth "Caramanica": 


"Automatic," much like Shirt's Twitter handle, took concerted effort to find online, due to being completely search engine-unfriendly. (Apparently, we've posted it previously.) Shirt's new album called—I shirt you not—Rap is coming out on Monday.

Congrats my nigga RT @SHIRTNYC: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://t.co/rpZTMBtFxn
Good writeup about Shirt in the New York Times http://t.co/Q54OcyLi8D

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