LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Money Man attends the BET Awards Radio Broadcast Center at Microsoft Theater on June 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for BET)
An Atlanta rapper recently showed Houston why he's called the "Money Man."
The rapper and YouTube sensation whose real name is Tysen Jay Bolding, 35, dropped by a local City Gear Thursday morning and bought out the complete apparel and shoe store for Houston kids.
He announced it on Twitter showing stacks of shoe boxes and flashing loads of cash.
Bought out the whole city gear in Houston for the kids pic.twitter.com/gVnajYRoJ0
The clothes and shoes will be distributed at a drive at Bar 5015 Friday, he said on his Instagram page, to "all the single moms and all the parents who need shoes for the kids."
In a second video, a store employee is heard saying that they had to break his order down in increments because he spent too much money, — "40 racks," which is equivalent to $40,000 — and because the register was going too slow.
"They broke a record," the employee said. "We ain't never had anyone do this before."
"This is what it's all about," wrote one Twitter user under profile @dave20190. "Some them kids needed them shoes. Now they get to feel fly and look fly and feel good. Mad respect."
Money Man is a known crypotcurrency investor and became the first artist to receive an artist advance payment completely in Bitcoin, according to Complex. He recently dropped an album called "Blockchain," which is an ode to cryptocurrency.
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Monique Welch is a digital reporter for the Houston Chronicle.
Monique reports on the trendiest news within the greater Houston region and across Texas, and occasionally contributes to the Chronicle's race and identity newsletter, HouWeAre. A native Baltimorean and previous Tampa resident, Monique joined the Chronicle in the summer of 2021 after nearly four years at the Tampa Bay Times where she worked on all things digital, launched the newspaper's first race and identity newsletter, Regarding Race, and covered local news. Monique holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Media Studies from Goucher College.
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