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Ex-Rocket Steve Francis Turns Rapping Twitter Phenom

Every rapper dreams of being a baller and every baller dreams of being a rapper. It rings true today and former Houston Rocket Steve Francis renews the saying with his recently discovered hip-hop label Mazerati Music.

Rocks Off cringed when we saw Dan Devine's Ball Don't Lie sports blog on Francis's rap video, "Finer Things." We were catching up with "Finer Things" video director Akil Ak Kurji, a young, smart and driven entrepreneur who has his hands in all kinds of businesses, at his home just a week ago.

Kurji showed us the video in passing as he talked about his aspirations to build multiple businesses. We had the scoop, but dropped it. Life goes on.

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Contributor Rolando Rodriguez is the co-founder of Trill Multicultural.