"I’ve got a hustler’s spirit, nigga, period…"

This right here, is what we like to refer to as, “the shit”. Just seeing it today in 7-11 gave me a flashback to when I first became an entrepre-nigga:

I’ve never been a big fan of candy, but I’ve always been a fan of Jolly Rancher sticks. back in Jr. High, we used to put them in the microwave for :10, giving them flexibility, then wrapping them around a Blow Pop, then putting them in the freezer to harden it again. We used to sell them shits for $1.50 a pop at lunch time. That was a profit of $1 a piece, nigga ! After we picked up some loyal customers, it was time to expand the bid’ness. That’s when we started getting the smaller, square pieces of the candy, then dropping them into bottles of Sprite, giving it the various Jolly Rancher flavors. In order to maximize profits, we’d go to Smart & Final and get the off-brand Lemon-Lime sodas (7up & Sprite cut into our money, and it was all about the flavor of the candy anyway) by the case, along with a box of the bite size J.R.’s, and went to school serving the fiends like Avon & Stringer. We had the playground on lock, selling to the 6th and 7th graders younger than us, and the 9th graders who were older than us. Niggas had a good 3, 4 month run before the school administrators found out about our little hustle and shut us down, but not before we had made enough paper to cop some matching Air Jordan III’s (I had the black, my nigga had the white, and we used to switch them every few days…lightweight ballin), a couple t’s from the swap meet, and some bootleg cassettes…which became our new hustle 😉 Fast forward to 2007, your boy is still grinding, working toward having my business up and running by the end of summer and I see this bottle at 7-11 that reminds me of where my drive and determination comes from. I had to buy it…and tomorrow, I’m going to the mall to cop a pair of Air Jordan III’s.

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7 responses

  1. t.r.b

    i love that…doing what you want to do how you want to do it! that’s a good look on flipping that jolly rancher change to J money. i admire your focus..it reminds me of the dallas/pheonix game earlier…dallas had them backed into a corner in the 3rd quarter, but by the fourth and double overtime pheonix blazed past them. sorry i keep referring to ball games, but i fucks with basketball whenever i’m not preoccupied with school and work…young ladies work on that hustle as well:)

    March 14, 2007 at 10:46 pm

  2. Victoria Page

    Jolly Ranchers….that brought me back. When I went to Atlanta I met a guy who put the little Jolly Ranchers in the bottom of his Hennessy bottle to give it a sweet taste. I will definately be dropping one in my sprite today!

    March 15, 2007 at 7:59 am

  3. jameil1922

    the jolly ranchers and blow pops? insanity! you are singlehandedly responsible for why you will go to your h.s. reunion in 20 years and there will not be a natural tooth in the building!! lololol i used to put blow pops in my sprite. mmmmmm

    (and i was bout to come over here and show out if there wasn’t a new post)

    March 15, 2007 at 8:17 am

  4. ms. complexity

    HAHAHA at the candy hustle…dang, that’s amazing! Good on you, bruh.

    March 15, 2007 at 4:30 pm

  5. RiceCrispy

    My teeth hurt just thinking about mixing 7-Up with Jolly Rangers but I have to admit… it does sound tasty at the same time…

    March 17, 2007 at 10:54 am

  6. Hustle Simmons

    boooooo, they’re not gonna retro the jordan III’s in that colorway. bastards. but there will be an all black model.

    March 18, 2007 at 12:27 pm

  7. E. Eryn

    I’m so mad I didn’t go to elementary school with you. I used to shove JR’s in my mouth two at a time…either side. Bored? SWITCH.Now it’s APPLE on the left and Watermelon on the right.

    I’da been following you around like one of the zombies from the Thriller video.

    Shuffle..shoulder. Shuffle..shoulder. (faster…) shuffle-shoulder…shuffle-shoulder…arms out… head bob….

    March 19, 2007 at 2:45 pm

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