The homie Sandro Panza just asked me if I’m named after Hannibal from the A-Team or if that’s just a coincidence.
I was a super sick fan of the 80’s show, but I was born a bit before it, so that’s a dumb question. Sorry, Panza. George Peppard (R.I.P) was no doubt my favorite TV character at the time, next to Cliff Huxtable, B.A. Baracus and Alex P. Keaton. But I’m not named after him.
I’d like to think I’m named after a guy I first saw in a malt liquor ad:
My folks were on some Brown Pride, Black Power trip and thankfully gave me a name that represented. So, I was named after Hannibal Barca, defeater of the Romans.
Even that dude who plays chess all day down on Broadway a few yards from Columbia knows what’s up. He made a pretty, umm, interesting book about it that you can read, here.
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