Bran 'Well b. 1985

Mr. 'Well lives — better to say, he survives — with his sisters in the famously dank and brooding Yorkshire Projects, over on Throop Avenue. A delicate slip of an urban youth, Mr. 'Well rides the notoriously thin line between Romantic poet and late 20th-century rap star. At his mercilessly tough high school, he once collapsed under the weight of all the gold chains he was wearing. When he is not out ill-spending his teens, he stays at home penning yards of lyrics for his sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne's R&B group, ACE, lyrics that they in turn claim to have written themselves. Mr. 'Well hopes to die tragically young, either by drowning off the coast of Tuscany or being shot in a drive-by by his fellow rappers.

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