Just like the original mobsters and hustlers back in the day who lived a life of crime profiting in the black market and eventually invested their profits in legitimate tax paying businesses; so is the story of today's hustlers. The wise guys embraced their entrepreneurial spirit weathering the years of ignorance (arrests, convictions, and prison time) and truly became wise men by gaining their understanding of how businesses are handled and ran in the black market first. These hustlers began forming legal structures, reforming their old business models (based on mob law) and began implementing the newer, more politically correct (legal) business models and principles, forming corporations.
King Hustle is a prime example. He was trapping and running the streets and ran into the same fork in the road. He decided to take all his street smarts, along with his entrepreneurial spirit (just like the original hustlers above) and weathered the reformation and embraced the corporate rules and tax laws, and made that change through a practical and educated decision. After years of being in and out of the legal system, King Hustle became a wise man also, and decided it was time for change.
Due to societies prejudicial view, ex-convicts coming out of prison are faced with three choices. One, return back to a life of crime. Two, go to work flipping burgers for minimum wage (keep in mind these men are Fathers and have mouths to feed). Three, embrace their entrepreneurial spirit (they developed in the streets) and start their own businesses. This is how Hustle or Nothing Entertainment (Horn Ent.) came about. King Hustle founded Horn Ent. upon his release from prison after serving a 5 year sentence. King Hustle Facebook