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

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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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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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