Before there was Ice-T or Biggie, Scarface or Al Capone, there was Jean Lafitte: a pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. He mingled with the best and the worse of them, fought for, and against, the great city of New Orleans, and ultimately remains one of our most enigmatic and beloved figures. Our salute to the one who started it all . . the O.G.