Step one in this process: scramble up in your projects
To paraphrase Tip O'Neil, “All crack-dealing is local”
From Jay Z’s biography, Decoded:
As with anything, you begin locally, in your own projects. The trip from Brooklyn to upper Manhattan once seemed as great a distance as going down South, or to a foreign country, with a foreign language. Repeat trips mean more money, familiarly with Papi, better relationships and credit. But credit is a vice, debt, a door-knocker.
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