In denial about the feds, he can’t see past bread
Cole’s friend, or the fictional character he is talking about — is out here hustling hard, doing anything he can to get his bread up. Meanwhile the feds could be tracking his illegal activities, but he doesn’t think about the jailtime he might incur if he continues selling dope and jumping people. The money is his only focus, be it for better or worse.
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