We speculated this casting when it first appeared on IMDb but seeing Goûchy Boy posing with Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg, safe to say we have our Kozmo.
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From Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis:
There were police barricades just ahead, blocking access to Ninth Avenue. At first Torval believed this was related to the flooded streets. But there were no clean-up crews on the other side of the avenue. Then he thought the president’s motorcade was on the way downtown to some official function after finally shaking free of midtown traffic. But there was music in the distance and people beginning to gather, too many, too young, with headsets attached, to account for a presidential drive-by. Finally he talked to one of the cops at the barricades.
There was a funeral on the way.
Eric got out of the car and stood near the bicycle shop on the corner, with Torval planted nearby. An enormous man approached through the gathering crowd, broad, meaty, solemn, wearing pale linen slacks and a black leather shirt, sleeveless, with platinum accessories here and there. It was Kozmo Thomas, who managed a dozen rappers and had once owned a stable of racehorses in partnership with Eric.
They did the handclasp and half hug.
“Why are we here?”
“You ain’t heard?”
Eric said, “What?”
Kozmo batted himself in the chest, reverently. “Brutha Fez.”
“No. What. Can’t be.”
“Dead. Died. Early today.”
“I don’t know this?”
“Funeral’s been in progress all day. The family wants to give the city a chance to pay respect. The record label wants an exploitation event. Big and loud. Street to street. Right through the night.”
“I don’t know this? How can this be? I love his music. I have his music in my elevator. I know the man.”
He knew the man. The sadness, the plangency of this remark was echoed in the music itself, the gawwali model of devotional rhythms and improvisations, over a thousand years old, growing louder now as the funeral cortege came down the avenue, which had been cleared of extraneous traffic and parked cars.
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