People who think “the hustle” is always code for drug dealing, no, it’s not. It’s about having the drive and ambition with the stamina to succeed despite adversity. Some people are skeptical of this “too easy story” but many states DO many it practically impossible for someone with a felony to get employment, continuing the cycle of returning to criminal business ventures (because legitimate options are officially closed off already). So someone who can wiggle through and manage to succeed this way, kudos. Not every neighborhood allows this and there can be territory issues so anybody who can succeed, bravo.
Note: This does not make someone who does not, will not or cannot do this a failure or less in any way. I am simply celebrating a (hopefully real) that should not be necessary but sadly is. Hopefully we fix the system so that this won’t be necessary in the future. For every person like this there are 100 that can’t. Not won’t but can’t. His success is not their failure.