I Didn't Know I Needed "Don Cheadle Rapping" In My Life Until Kendrick Lamar's "DNA" Video And Now I Know That I Do

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Other relatively recent additions to the list of "Things I Didn't Know I Needed Until I Had Or Experienced Them And Now I Can't Live Without Them."

Feta cheese


The crab fried rice from Nicky's Thai on Western Avenue in Pittsburgh

A car with a shitload of unnecessary and obnoxious horsepower

Simply Lemonade with Raspberry

A daughter

An editor

A literary agent

An accountant

Levi's 522 jeans (which have sadly been discontinued)


Chorizo tacos

The brussels sprouts and bacon and grits hash from the Square Cafe in Regent Square




My beard

The beat switch in "DNA"

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Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB and a columnist for GQ.com. His debut memoir in essays, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins), is available for preorder.