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“The Night Puff Tried to Kill Me”—A Gritty Memoir Of Survival In The ’90s Hip-Hop Scene

Relentless Aaron, the pen name for DeWitt Gilmore, a prominent figure in the 1990s New York hip-hop scene, announces the release of his latest memoir, The Night Puff Tried to Kill Me. This gripping book offers an unvarnished look at the cutthroat world of music promotion and his harrowing confrontation with Sean “Puffy” Combs.

Set against the backdrop of 1990s New York City, this memoir details Mr. Gilmore’s journey of ambition and resilience in an era that reshaped the music industry. The book provides a candid account of his life as a young impresario navigating the challenges and rivalries of the hip-hop world.

The highlight of the memoir is a life-changing night where a seemingly ordinary encounter with Puffy escalates into a high-speed chase through New York City, a testament to the perilous nature of fame and power in the entertainment industry.

The Night Puff Tried to Kill Me is more than a personal story. It’s a reflection on the complexities of the entertainment industry and a testament to the enduring human spirit,” said Gilmore.

The book is now available for purchase online for $4.00 at

For more information about the book or the author DeWitt Gilmore aka Relentless Aaron, visit the official website at

Also, be sure to follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

For press inquiries, contact D. Gilmore at 404-477-8257 or

Beyond the Tank: Navigating the Waters of Entrepreneurial Funding Without Losing Your Soul

Watching Shark Tank with my queen, I'm both amazed and disheartened by the spectacle of entrepreneurial dreams facing harsh realities. The platform itself is a significant win, offering unparalleled exposure. Many contestants already boast impressive sales and progress, yet they venture onto the stage seeking substantial funding, ready to relinquish large portions of their hard-earned businesses for sums that seem inconsequential in the grand scheme. This readiness to part with equity for what might seem like a quick financial fix strikes me as a dire misstep, akin to bartering away one's soul.

The demeaning treatment from figures like Mr. Wonderful and Mr. Cuban only adds insult to injury, overshadowing the simpler, more respectful routes to capitalization that many overlook. The thought of entrepreneurs surrendering their life's work so readily, possibly out of a misguided quest for exposure, troubles me deeply. It seems they underestimate the power and value of their brands, not realizing that more strategic, bold requests—like aiming for $1 million in exchange for a mere 5%—could serve both their need for exposure and their long-term interests far better.

I can't help but think that the true challenge lies in the fear of true ownership and achieving greatness without the perceived need for validation from these industry titans. While some sharks, like Barbara Corcoran and Damon John, may offer a more hands-on, nurturing partnership, the essence of entrepreneurship is in steering one's own ship to success.

For those feeling cornered by funding woes, I urge you not to despair. There are ways to secure $250,000 or even $1 million for your venture without sacrificing the heart of your business or enduring unnecessary humiliation. Remember, the journey to funding should not start with a compromise of your vision. If credit is a barrier, let's address it head-on. Don't let poor credit or fear stand in the way of your ambitions. Seek guidance, and protect the integrity of your brand at all costs. Your dream doesn’t need a shark to thrive—it needs you.

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