Another Hip-Hop Star Rises
I know a lot of you out there have been seriously losing sleep over the following question:
¥Who's the guy with the umbrella in the Outkast videos?
He is known as Farnsworth Bentley, a.k.a. Cascade Cabernet, a.k.a. Cashmere, a.k.a Derrick Watkins, and a lot of peole will recognize him as the umbrella guy from the Outkast videos. Initially, he became famous because of a photograph of him holding an umbrella for P. Diddy on a beach in St. Tropez. This photo was published in a few papers and shown on The Tonight Show and a few other TV programs. He was P.Diddy's major-domo for a while, but now has moved on to other things.
What's his deal? Well, he graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in Biology, and he studied classical violin. It turns out that he and Andre 3000, a.k.a Andr Benjamin were high school friends from Atlanta. Bentley was a preppy guy and still prefers pressed proper attire instead of the ghetto fabulous look. He's really trying to capitalize on the umbrella trademark by starting his own line of umbrellas on his website. Also, he's in talks to represent the Courvoisier brand.
Don't make the mistake of calling him a rapper either:
"First of all, I would like to get this out there: I am not an MC," he hissed. "I'm not a rapper, I am a renaissance man. You have to create a whole new category for me. What I do is dissertation over instrumental."
Perhaps he can be described as a beacon of class in the ghetto-fab world of hip-hop. More power to him, and I hope you all sleep better at night.