We thought Keys to the Streets of Fear, the seven-month-old sludge-garage "rhythm-n-noise" operation responsible for The System, were kidding about their obsession with Dior Homme créateur de mode Hedi Slimane. We assumed they were joking about the haute-couture clothing line (scroll), figuring it was either some inverted commentary on art versus rock-as-merch commodity or a publicity-savvy way of duping trend fashionistas into buying their bilingual vinyl single.
Teruis Gray, aka Juvenile, was not in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. His home was located near the water on Lake Pontchartrain, in St. Tammany Parish in the city of Slidell. New Orleans' neighbor to the east, Slidell was crossed by the eye of the hurricane, and Juvenile lost his house and all of his possessions.