Hershal Pandya is a writer based in Toronto who has written in the past for popular outlets like DJBooth, Pigeons & Planes, Splitsider, and several others. He almost signed to Roc-A-Fella Records off the strength of the "freestyles" he used to compose in AOL Instant Messenger chats, was two inches short of making the NBA, and will argue with anyone who says he's delusional. For more historically accurate tidbits like this, feel free to follow him on Twitter.
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They gotta go. Now.
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To truly understand, you must overstand...
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