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I never imagined being a man that felt the need to mentor others or advise them on how to change their lives.  I mean, I spent a lot of my time making my money and finding ways to keep making more money.  If I didn’t consider you as family, how you lived your life was not my concern.  I made a lot of my money in the streets and when you live a life like that, you focus on your survival.  Survival in the streets is crucial and can be deadly.  Let’s face it, the streets are mean and they are not a playground.  


 I was focused on making sure that the money I made took care of my family and my children.  I grew up with parents that had struggles of their own and because of them, I never wanted to be without.  I never wanted my children to be without and I wanted to help my parents.  Simply put, I did what I felt I needed to do.


I’ve done some illegal things, I’ve done some things on the up and up. I’ve been married and I’ve been divorced.  I’ve ran a record label, I’ve managed an artist, I’ve spent years in jail and I’ve expunged my criminal record.  I have even beat child support, Yes, CHILD SUPPORT!


Listen, I’m not perfect by any means and I will never claim to be.  What I am is EXPERIENCED. I have been through a lot of different types of situations in my life.  By talking about them, maybe I can help someone out with their life.  I want to share what I know with those that need to hear it.  I want to tell my stories to those that want to listen. My life hasn’t been easy, but I AM ALIVE. 


A lot of YOUNG BOYS didn’t live long enough to be GROWN MEN.  A lot of GROWN MEN didn’t live long enough to be GRANDFATHERS.  Somehow God saw fit for me to LIVE.  So, I wrote this book about my life; telling my personal stories, the good and the bad for others to learn from.  I wrote this book to encourage others.


I am a son, a brother, a father, a grandfather, a husband and a businessman.   I am a MAN that has a lot to say about how I survived the streets of Detroit and about how I Transitioned my life into a LEGAL LIFESTYLE.