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moments when the difference between the right decision and the wrong decision is something that can only be found by gut-checking.” I ask about a defining moment in his career. “You know, when I started out with my first big placement, I had a moment when I had to learn who I was. I was a hungry artist and I felt that I was being abused and not fulfilling my potential,” Greene says. “The day I told the guy in charge of the project that I was going my own way, he gave me a backhanded patronizing comment. He said something like ‘OK, good luck trying to find a job with Marvel or DC.’ “ “But, you know what? I work for both of them now.”

into comics. The connection is second nature to Greene. “Hip-hop is such a character-driven industry and I create characters and design stories with huge narratives,” he says. “It’s all about telling your story and that’s what the music is to me.” The night has worn long and Greene’s modest twostory  home is silent. The kids are sleeping and the vibe in the house is one of a family that is loved and cared for. I ask Greene what the secret is to succeeding in an industry as cutthroat as Hollywood and unforgiving as the music industry. “You have to know the rules before you can break them,” he says. “You have to understand the handiwork and fundamentals of this type of work.  Identity is so important and there are

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