Herbie Hancock: ‘Get Outta My Face’

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

When we ran into Herbie Hancock at Diddy's 40th birthday party last week at the Plaza Hotel, we asked him what he would call himself if he ever became a rapper. "I don't know, Herb Dawg?" he told us. "That wouldn't fit me, though. I'm not an intimidating person. I don't think I am. "I don't know, 'get out of my way, get out of my face.'" But then he changed his mind! "Hey, that's a good idea. Maybe that should be my name: Get Outta My Face. If a guy can call himself 50 Cent, I'll call myself Get Outta My Face." See more in our Party Lines Slideshow.