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ryan: how are you? ryan: [inaudible] man: yeah. ryan: so we first met nimsa few months ago. and after earning his trust fora little while, he agreed to let us hang out with him. but for really obvious reasons,a lot of the names and places that yousee in this piece are going to be withheld.

ryan: so after about a half anhour of twists and turns down a whole bunch of streets wedidn't recognize, we finally arrived nims' apartment. the walls are mostly bare, andbesides a bed and dresser and a big screen tv, it didn'tlook like anyone actually lived there. ryan: per week? nims: i could justdo it myself. ryan: at the age of 17, nimswas arrested with a felony

weight of cocaine. just months before his 18thbirthday, he faced the possibility of a 20 yearprison sentence. ryan: where did they send you? nims: it was threeyears in jail or take the shock program. do six months of kiss ass, suckdick too [inaudible]. they punch you. they tell you when to eat.

they tell you how todo everything. probably worse than amilitary boot camp. i wound up doing four months. if you don't stop and thinkbefore you do, you're going to find yourself in trouble everyfucking time you do something. [phone ringing] [music playing] nims: 4:50. you got to sacrifice.

ryan: over the past few years,the volume of calls is nims receives each day hasgrown exponentially. after months of working 12 to15 hour shifts, seven days a week, and with numerous failedattempts, he eventually put together a reliable crew. after a quick call, he invitedus back to the stash house to meet one of them. ryan: when we arrived at nims'stash house, we were surprised to find mild.

he was a crew member that we hadmet on a previous shoot, but we knew he had justbeen arrested. he told us all about how nimshad covered his bail, and even brought in his own veryexpensive lawyer to get mild's sentence reduced to probation. ryan: even with the recentproposed [inaudible], general marijuana arrest, and anaggressive stop and frisk, program, it was really hard tobelieve that the volume of product that nims wasdistributing each week could

be produced locally, underthe nose of the nypd. nims: you've got your[inaudible] ounces. then you've got your dimes. [phone dings] ryan: nims' father was a knowncontract killer, employed by one of the notorious five mafiafamilies of new york. the number of unsolved murders associated with him is unknown. but it's more than you cancount on one hand.

ryan: for nims' protection, hisfather's name, and that of the organization he workedfor, has been withheld. ryan: have you ever felt afraidfor retribution for some of the things thatyour dad did? ryan: but you would never takeit as far as he did? ryan: things begin to intensifywhen nims spotted a guy that he had fronted$2,400 to make a small scale drug purchase. ryan: when it became apparentthat the situation over the

fronted money was prime toerupt into a full on beef between the two, nims paused ourconversation to give his partners a heads up. nims: yeah, fuck them niggas. i take care of my customers. she was diagnosed acouple months ago. 50 years of smoking cigarettesfinally caught up to her. it just gets worse andworse day by day. ryan: what's the firstthing you're going to

do when you're done? so what's better about thiscurrent girlfriend you got? how is it different than thegirls that you've dated since you've been working? nims: she's a lotolder than me. but her mind frame is wheremy mind frame is. ryan: you see a future in her?