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All Flavor No Grease Street Quesadillas

What's Good In Your Hood
Meet Keith Garrett, the charismatic quesadilla slinger turning this once dangerous corner of Watts into an oasis of deliciousness.
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Oh yes, y'all.
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What's good of your hood is what happens when you combine ridiculously
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good food with a personality that transforms an entire community
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and no one's doing it better in Watts than Keith Garrett with
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all flavor.
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No grease, boyfriend.
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What's good in your neighborhood?
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Showing nothing but the very best all flavor.
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No grease making grub in these streets following his dream
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No should have would have could.
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Now that right there is what the hood we got here.
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We are all flavor.
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No grease.
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We're about to have some delicious here in Watts on Pump.
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Let's get it.
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They say change begins at home.
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And for Keith Garrett, that's exactly where his hustle was
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transformed.
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Out of that transformation came so good.
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They feel like they've been hashtag blessed and the people
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can't get enough.
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That's so good.
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I wanna wrap it up and give it to myself for Christmas.
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Oh my God.
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All flavor.
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No grease actually started from a dream.
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I sincerely prayed about the situation and before even the
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dream transpired, I was actually a full time street pharmacist
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street pharmacist.
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Yeah.
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Better known as the weed man.
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OK.
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A friend of mine had came through and he had got my last eighth
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of weed and he was like, Sam and he's like, I got 100 and $50 in
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food stamps.
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I'm like the heck am I gonna do some stuff?
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But then the first thing I thought was like, all right, make
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some work.
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About a month later I woke up in the middle of the night I got
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up, I said, oh, no grease.
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And I said what?
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So I'm like, I'm gonna have some of the most flavorful taco
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with at least grease as possible.
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What food item put you on the map?
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The his clever and charismatic approach to Instagram has
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people coming in.
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Droves to taste what all the hype is about?
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Hey, check this out Mr A FNG himself.
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Yeah, we are open until 12 30.
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Pull up on the block, come and get you.
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You hear me?
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Get chicken, your steak, your shrimp, get barbecue chicken
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too.
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My pops didn't even believe in the movement at first and that
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really hurted me to my core like it did 108 street A K A.
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The ocho has become an oasis in a changing neighborhood and
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his delicious food has been the catalyst for peace and unity
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But the road to be king of was never a smooth one.
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He was teased a lot.
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You know that we didn't always have the best to put them in.
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The clothes were clean, but they weren't always the best,
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you know.
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So they would tease him.
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But I am just so very proud of where he was and where he is today
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my pops didn't even believe in the movement at first.
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And that really hurted me to my core like it did.
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And the only thing I said from right here in this hallway, I
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said, I'm gonna show you pops watch and I'm happy I'm able to
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show him anyhow.
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He's like uh like, so you did it like, I'm proud of you.
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You're making foods that are by and large.
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Typically Latino.
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What do people say about that?
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Or how do you feel about that?
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This guy from up north?
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He said, you got it.
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He said, no matter what anybody say to you keep going.
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He said, I respect it.
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He said I came all the way from Oakland fool just to try you.
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So you got the stamp of approval from the Hispanic community
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from this one dude Watts, a community haunted by inequality
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and unrest is transitioning to a vibrant neighborhood.
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And Keith is at the center of this shift.
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The line since day one has always been super diverse.
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The whole cross section of L A and and beyond really, you know
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you can't say enough about Keith.
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That's why the line is long.
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The food is great and delicious but it's not, it's nothing
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without Keith.
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The quesadilla flavors are like and it's special like that's
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like God shall we pray everyone?
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We ask that the food be nourishing to the body and pleasant
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to the soul.
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And Lord let's grub in Jesus name.
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Thank God amen.
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Here we are in the all flavor.
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No grease.
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Kitchen.
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Very few people come back here.
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So we are honored to be learning how to make a chef Keith style
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So we'll start off with our 12 inch diana shell.
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Tell me flour that is.
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Then you start with the cheese.
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Nice hand full.
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Love a big handful like this.
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Wow.
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The way you put your love into the food is through your hand
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You got the in there.
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All the flavors already marinating the heat.
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Oh They're the nuggets.
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The colors, the smells.
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It's aromatic.
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It's beautiful.
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You gotta get your slap.
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It ain't right.
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Let you slap it down.
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Now, my favorite part, the bust down.
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Oh That's a big knife.
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That's a signature move that changed the game.
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The most important part plating ain't nothing like a drizzle
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baby.
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Ain't nothing like a to us, to us to bomb food to you all flavor
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zero grease coming up the battle between me and chef Keith
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right in the backyard.
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All flavor no grease.
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All flavors finest.
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Here we are in the backyard of all flavor.
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No grease where Chef Keith and D JJ S switch on the ones and tubes
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We're gonna have us a nice little rap battle because not only
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is he a master of Mexican food, but he's a master MC and we're
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gonna test some bars out here round one bit.
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Yeah, all flavors.
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I'm from Brooklyn.
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But now we in Watts.
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I'm here at the food spot here.
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We are getting crazy.
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Gotta be, don't be lazy.
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Teach the kids how to do it.
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Pass it on.
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That's how we do it.
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Freestyle off the top.
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Here we go.
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Not gonna stop.
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Even if I'm like, oh no, I must do it till I can't do it no more
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Here we are counting one bar, two bar, three, bar four.
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Ok.
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Ok.
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He did his stuff.
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Yeah, he did his stuff.
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Oh, yeah.
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Yeah, he did his stuff.
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Now.
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I'm on camera.
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Time to go right up.
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What?
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Then they put me on the grill.
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I had to show you it was real, you need a little chicken, make
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a shrimp and then I grill it up and then I give it to your pimp
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Huh?
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I know.
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You really, really like that.
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The sour cream and green sauce that you like that.
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You had to stop it up right off the fingers though.
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I think there's eight bars.
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Yep.
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So it's time to go.
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That's why he's who he is.
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That's why he's famous on the Gram.
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Keith is all about the weed instead of just me when he could
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be looking out for just himself.
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He's bringing together a crew of South L A food slingers calling
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themselves the food and they're killing the game together
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What's the food about is being 100.
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You feel me?
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You gotta be 100 period.
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If you're not 100 just you're not in it one point in time, man
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I was going to give up.
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You feel me?
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Because it was a lot going on.
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And I called my bro and bro told me the real thing.
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He was like, you know what smoke, he's got something stick
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with it.
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And him saying that it really lit a fire under my tail to say
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you know what?
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Even though I'm broke, I ain't got no bread.
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You feel me?
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I don't know how I'm gonna make them all work, but I'm gonna
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make them tomorrow work.
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I seen a little video on Facebook about my man right here like
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because I was following him, grabby at the end of the video
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like his last bar, he was like, just get up and do it.
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Stop thinking about it, get up and go do it very next day after
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I saw that video and I went and bought a flat top and start selling
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tacos.
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And one thing this dude would say he was like, man, keep your
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foot on the gas.
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Yes, sir.
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Yes, indeed.
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He cool though.
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At the end of the day, Keith is about the bonds.
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He's made his community and sharing delicious food with friends
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like Henry Ford once said, if everyone is moving forward together
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then success takes care of itself and that's what's good
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in your hood.
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Yeah.
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So what's the future of, uh, all flavor?
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No grease.
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I want the world to know about the whole U is gonna be just like
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your neighborhood and you just wanna travel all over the world
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all over the world.
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One at a time, all over the world.
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One at a time.
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Baby.
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Pull, pull, pull up on the, our flavor's finest.