We Went to the Zoo With Antwon

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Zoo times: We're watching the sea lions when Antwon begins to get sad. It's a pleasant Wednesday afternoon at the San Francisco Zoo, and the larger and more rotund of the two sea lions is out by the side of his enclosure's little pool, wriggling in the sun, looking like someone who went to bed with a belly full of Mexican food. He shakes his blubbery coat around one way, and then another, irritated. "Damn, that's me when I'm asleep," says Antwon, watching intently. The large and somewhat rotund San Jose rapper had been jokey and easygoing all afternoon, but now he is quiet.

"I'm sad," he finally mutters, mostly to himself. "I'm sad from the zoo. That's why I stay at my house. I don't get depressed if I stay at my house."

Another pause, and he corrects himself... [continue reading]

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