by Steed Dropout
July 10, 2016
Rare, right, testing new name. Photo by Ted Friedman
‘Rare,’ a Telegraph, Ave. legend told me, yesterday, that he’s changing his street name from ‘Rare’ to “Hell Yeah.”
The news comes, as Rare’s 40-year persona—RARE—has fallen on hard times.
The former Rare has told me he’s a self-described “fat slob” now. Once a gymnastic dare-devil who could chin himself on street poles, Rare has struggled even to roar out his name, which lately has gone from roar to rasp.
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