Citizen Brian

By: bmshep

Apr 05 2010

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Category: Male Citizens

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:66mm
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Camera:FinePix S5Pro

This is Brian. I met Brian at Venice Beach. There is a certain section of the promenade, right by Muscle Beach and the paddle tennis courts, where you have to run the gauntlet of about 10-15 guys selling underground rap cd’s. They are persistent, walking up to you and putting headphones over your ears, telling you that their beats are the best. Brian was one of them, pushing a Chris Kkane cd at me, who he says performs ‘intelligent gangster rap’. Brian is a Southern California native, born and raised in North Hollywood, finished high school at North Hollywood High and put in a year at Notre Dame. He is now a freelance film editor and going to the UCLA extension for film. He’s also apparently managing and hustling for Chris Kkane. The cd wasn’t bad, so if you don’t mind photocopied artwork, you can get some cheap underground rap cd’s from the guys on Venice Beach. Don’t be afraid to haggle, it’s all part of the game. Brian is 32.

Favorite Accomplishments: I haven’t had one yet, but I’m working on it.

Regrets: I don’t have any. I’m at where I’m at.

What are your passions and obsessions? Hustlin’ and sellin’. God and family. Entrepreneurship. I wanna make and produce a movie.

What’s the toughest thing you’ve had to do? I’m about to do it. I’m getting more focused and disciplined. Less women and less weed. More work.

What’s something that someone would be surprised to know about you? That I cry. I’m more scared than you think.

There’s a lot of you guys selling down here. Are there ever any fights? Oh yeah, just wait a minute. Somebody steps in on your sale and it gets hot. That’s alright though, that street shit gives you spirit.

Sound Off! YOU have to do it. No one owes you ANYTHING. Jesus is Lord and Savior.

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