MC Paul Barman, a short, Jewish, bespectacled Ivy League alumnus with dark, curly hair peeking out from beneath the hood of his Carhartt jacket, has officially ended a nearly-decade-long hiatus from vying for the role of Next Great White Rapper. I want to meet at his downtown apartment, where he lives with his wife and two young sons, to discuss this resurgence, but he suggests MOMA's outdoor sculpture garden instead, where the sun and the temperature are both rapidly dropping. It's never easy to follow exactly what Barman is saying, but it's even more difficult when it's freezing and the subject is his new,... More >>>