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BA of the Week: Musician and Former Drug Dealer Kev G’z

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

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Kev G’z is a former drug dealer and aspiring musician from New York. He’s also our Broke-Ass of the Week! Hooray! If you wanna stay up on what he’s doing then check out his tumblr and his youtube pages. Otherwise read his answers below!

Name: Kev G’z

Age: 24

Occupation: None. Former drug dealer now an aspiring musician.

What neighborhood do you live in?: Brooklyn!!

Best money saving tip: Learn the difference between necessities and luxuries, that is the ultimate key in money saving.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Sex. I will never pay for it, that’s just sad.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: Maison Margiela Sneakers

How’d that feel?: Amazing they are the best pair of sneakers on the planet. Fuck a pair of Jordans.

Favorite cheap eat: 7 Days Deli in Canarsie. The best hero sandwiches for under 5 bucks.

Favorite dive bar: Anyone really, long as the drinks are cheap.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: I once got a bike in Wlliamsburg from a takeout spot owner for 40 bucks.

Favorite free thing to do: Recording music in my home studio. Feels empowering, there’s nothing like creating.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A house for my mother, then probably a pound of some Cali and a gallon of Actavais Syrup.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Yeah its decent I still have family & friends. Things could be better but at least it’s not worse.

Do you own my book?: No, but that’s nothing against you I just don’t enjoy reading that much.

Best hangover cure: Cold Milk and some fresh air.

Are you a hipster?: No, but hipster girls are kinda hot.

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I've been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York, but to those familiar with my work, I'm just "that douchebag who writes books about cheap stuff and drinks a lot".

  • Stacy

    I’ve listened to some of his music on YouTube.Glad to see he’s making progress as an artist. It just shows you that everyone has to begin from somewhere-even as a broke ass haha.