2.When I was just 7 years old, our world got turned upside down. There was a recession and my mom lost her job and we got evicted out of our nice apartment in Bed-Stuy. They came and took all our furniture and put it outside on the sidewalk. The three of us had to sit down on it and protect it so that nobody took it while my mother went to find a spot for us to stay.

It’s easy for the jokes to start to fly when Tyson’s estimated fortune of $300 million is brought up but his humble beginnings have to be taken into account as well. Like another prominent Bed-Stuy resident once quoted, “Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis, when I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this.”

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