By the age of 18 I'd grown tired of the super-serious, American-y rap names. I was into X-Clan, Ice Cube and Da Lench Mob, Paris. The name [a bilingual/biracial concoction of Afrikaans and Zulu that means “Ghost Of Bones”] just seemed completely ridiculous, so I went with it.”
Then again, it's a bit too smart to be deemed "ridiculous." What most makes his new disc so striking, however, is how the rational makes way for both the hedonistic as well as the clear-eyed and free-associative.