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From the Inside Out

By Kevin Dranoff 

New Jersey (The Hollywood Times) 12/28/21 – Georges St-Pierre was born in 1981 and is 3 years older than me.  He is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist.  He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history.  I used to watch him a lot when I used to hang out with one of my mentors who was a black belt karate teacher.  I also took karate when I was younger for a few years but would quit because I usually did whatever my brother did and when he left his dojo and I would do the same.  I wasn’t even a teenager and I was experiencing the opportunity to learn how to defend myself.  I was always a really short kid and I was bullied a lot but it was never really that bad because I had an older brother and he and his friends would usually stick up for me.

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Goalcast dropped a video for Georges St.-Pierre and it documents his experience growing up being bullied as a kid on the school bus.  I was personally touched by his story because I also went through a really dark period in my life where I thought that I would want to get revenge on the people who bullied me in my childhood but as I grew up I realized that these are people I would most likely not run into and I saw how important it was to change from the inside out.  I will also post a rap song that I made with legendary rapper Young Zee which I titled “Monte Cristo”.  I chose that title because of the movie “The Count of Monte Cristo” which is a novel by Alexandre Dumas about love, betrayal, jealousy and revenge.

My truth is that until I met the rapper Young Zee I felt insecure about my existence in the world.  I felt that I was not reaching my full potential, nobody liked me, and I was a burden to my family.  I felt that I would never be successful and I was never gonna be anything more than second in command.  From my experiences being around Zee I would quickly learn that all the things I was taught about myself were a lie.  He made me feel important and that I deserved a seat at the table.  Through over a decade-long friendship I would begin to blossom as a marketer, video producer, and trusted friend within his legendary rap group the Outsidaz.  Check out the link for Georges St.-Pierre goalcast and find out what it means to change from the inside out.

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George St Pierre’s Incredible Story On Meeting His Childhood Bully | Goalcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EeDX-7NYkw

stiles mcfly feat. young zee- “monte cristo” beat produced by Lost Shadow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayeax0H6PGs

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The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 Trailer | Jim Caviezel | Guy Pearce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qesn8pV9yu8

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Follow Young Zee on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/youngzeebars/

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Young Zee – Five & Dime – [Official Music Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4k8WIYKGmo

The Outsidaz, a large hip hop crew that became the first act signed to Ruff Life Records, produced several singles and released a record in the mid-’90s. The group including Young Zee had guest vocals on the Fugees’ song “Cowboys” in 1996. Zee made an appearance on Rah Digga’s first solo album in 1999. The group released Night Life (2000) and The Bricks (2001). In 2002 his solo track, “That’s My Nigga fo’ Real”, was included on the hit soundtrack to Eminem’s film 8 Mile.  The 8 Mile soundtrack sold 510,000 copies in its second week and eventually became the fifth best-selling album in the US of 2002, with sales of 3.4 million copies.  8 Mile opened at No. 1 with $51,240,555 in its opening weekend, the then second highest opening for an R-rated movie in the U.S. The film would go on to gross $116,750,901 domestically and $126,124,177 overseas for a total of $242,875,078 worldwide. The film’s final domestic gross would hold the film at No.