By Tracy Brown
Lamin Michaels discovered at his mother's knee the significance of chasing paper, so it truly is no shock he will get into the drug video game whilst he is only a youngster. whilst he meets Zion, a fabricated from the recent York urban foster care and felony approach, Lamin is aware that he has meet the precise companion in crime. jointly, they construct an incredible narcotics empire. Then, Lamin falls demanding for a gorgeous woman named fortunate. fortunate makes Lamin observe that there's extra to lifestyles than money and more money. while Lamin is going official with a profession within the leisure undefined, Zion attempts to maintain their company occurring either the road and the boardroom. it is not lengthy earlier than Zion turns into the objective of a corruption scandal concerning homicide, extortion and funds laundering. as soon as the dust is uncovered, will Lamin and Zion have the capacity to stay one step forward, or will their paper chasing days hang-out them endlessly?
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When he arrived, Olivia ran to answer the door, and her sugary welcome made me sick to my stomach. ” she said with a purr. ” Zion looked at me and I could tell that he was aware of Olivia’s not so subtle flirting. ” We gave each other a pound, and he followed me into the living room. To my dismay, Olivia came, too. ” she asked. ” Olivia all but drooled over Zion’s bronze skin and wavy hair, and I fought the urge to vomit. “My pops was black and my moms was Panamanian,” Zion explained. I noticed that he referred to his parents in the past tense and I made a mental note to ask him about that later.
He said. ” That broke the ice and everyone laughed. Next, Papa shook Curtis’ hand and gave him a firm embrace. Then Aunt Inez stepped up and she held on to Curtis like she never wanted to let him go. She tried to fight her tears, but soon she was crying and Curtis was reassuring her that he was alright. Papa pried her off of him and consoled her. That’s when I decided to seize the opportunity to give my cousin a pound. Curtis seemed shaken by his mother’s emotional breakdown, so when he grabbed my hand and hugged me I whispered in his ear.
Fashion was a big deal to us back then. For the first time, we were beginning to see our rap icons on television, and we all wanted to look like them. Public Enemy had us runnin’ out to buy “Fight the Power” T-shirts and wearing clocks around our necks. Some of us wore our heritage proudly with African pendants in green, black, and red. Some of us rocked gold chains and Adidas. C. was definitely the shit! But Big Daddy Kane’s “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” boomed from my speakers more than anything. I played that song like every day!
Criminal Minded by Tracy Brown