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“Paulie Castellano.” Born Paul Green, grew up in Brooklyn’s crime-infested Flatbush area; Brooklyn being known for its high crime rate and Mob ties. Paul often heard about the Gambino crime family and looked up to the mobster Constantino Paul Castellano, for his business tactics.
Although the real Castellano did order out a few murders, he was known as "The Howard Hughes” of the Mob for being more of a businessman than a mobster. Castellano used his butcher's training to launch Dial Poultry, a poultry distribution business that once supplied 300 butchers in New York City. Dial's customers included supermarket chains such as Key Food and Waldbaum's. Castellano used intimidation tactics to force his "customers" to buy Dial's products. He also set up his children in legitimate businesses that made them millionaires. He was also known as "Big Paulie" or "PC" to his family. He succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino Crime Family, then the nation's largest Cosa Nostra family.
Paul was born in Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, NY on April 2, 1990, to Samuel and Cynthia Green; being the third of four children and somewhat of an outcast among his siblings. His father born in Kingston, Jamaica, was a well known Businessman/ Pastor in the US, Canada and Jamaica. He died at the age of 62 of a stroke when Paul was only 13 years old. Paul was close to his father, but at that age was already a very independent child. He considered himself a man and realized that he had to mature in order to support his mother.
He always had an ear for music from a young age, but never considered being a musician. Instead he wanted to be a Defense Lawyer/ Businessman, but lost interest in being a lawyer in his junior year of high school. During his years in high school, he began creating his own ways of making money. He began to teach himself different trades. He began giving haircuts to his friends for free as a way to fine tune his barbering. When he became good enough he began charging them. In his sophomore year in high school, Paul and his younger brother Josh started a clothing line entitled “Plague Clothing,” later re-entitled “Infinity Apparel.” Show casing their clothing their high school’s talent shows.
Paul worked on the Graphics and Josh worked on sewing and denims, but both of them had equal say in all creations. Even though, there wasn’t a budget to fund the clothing line, Paul continued to exercise his graphic designing abilities. Also being a good writer, Paul in his junior year of high school flirted with the idea of being either a writer or an English teacher. Upon graduating high school, he went to SUNY Canton and studied English. After his first semester he decided that both the school and the major weren’t for him. He transferred to Kingsborough Community College as an undeclared major, finished his freshman year and took the next semester off.
He used that semester off to make money. He drove a Dollar cab on Flatbush Avenue and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn; he cut hair, and was involved in some illegal activities to fund himself until he decided what he wanted to do. However, throughout his early life, he was always good with music, and finally decided to take it seriously. So he used the next two years (2010-2011) to exercise his musical abilities; writing lyrics, learning to control his voice, creating flows and punch lines in order to be a “Powerhouse” in the music industry.
He said, “Anything that’s going to last, takes time to create. We’ve done a lot of planning and strategizing and now we know that it’s time to execute that plan. And out of every hustle that I’ve been involved in, this is the one that I’m most passionate about. I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life. Me and Nate (Paul’s cousin), talk about it every morning, in a way I feel like we’re scheming on the music industry. There is a lot of talent in my camp (Team Infinity). And we know that if we put all of our energy in this area (music), it has to pay off in the long run. Failure is not an option. Our goal for 2012 is to create a buzz in Brooklyn. This is great because we have the talent, and we understand the business world. So we’re approaching the music game for what it is, a business.”
Within the year of 2012, Paul and his team plan to; legalize their own record label, get the attention of major label A&R’s, and negotiate a recording contract.
"The trials of my past have built the bridge to my future. (-_$)"