Thursday, December 20, 2012

Who Is Daniel Straus?

Ok so I took a lil time off from bloggin and had my attention focused on the streets and the studio, but I'm back. True hustlers know that if you really hustle, then you have more than one. With that being said, what better way to get right back into things than a shout-out post?

Today I'm proud to shine some light on a long time friend and one of my big brothers, Daniel Straus. Daniel and I grew up in Fields Ertel, a small section eight apartment complex in the suburbs in Cincinnati, OH. I guess what I remember most about Daniel back in the day was that the kid was athletically gifted. He was a stand-out wrestler and soccer player and, honestly, good at everything. With that being said, I remember Daniel as being quiet and in his own world, a very hard worker, and not necessarily looking to be the center of attention. This is something that I'm going to assume as an attribute to his mother, and importantly enough, I'm going to be truthful and say if I ever envied anything about Daniel, it was his mom. Don't get me wrong, I love my mom dearly and she's the greatest woman in the world to me, but you talk about dedication to your kid's school life and extra curricular activities. Miss Straus was definitely the most active black parent that I have ever seen in my life. This women was relentlessly at every after school sporting event,  parent teacher conference, always volunteering, organizing neighborhood parties and summer camps, you name it. When I think about what Daniel's mother single-handedly did for our lil community, it was amazing. These days Daniel is a rising star in the sport of MMA cage fighting, and is a big motivation for not just me but for Cincinnati and the whole state of Ohio.

Daniel, I'd like to say that I'm proud of you big homie! God bless and its none stop to the top!

Read more about Daniel on Wikipedia. Click here.