The more I smoke, the smaller the Phillie gets, room 112, where the players dwell. And, stash more cash than Bert Padell, inhale, make you feel good like Tony Toni Tone (feels good). — 112 featuring Biggie Smalls and Mase, “Only You” (1996)Remember this song by 112 feat. B.I.G. and Mase, “Only You?”
In Biggie’s first verse he says, “Room 112 where the players dwell. And, stash more cash than Bert Padell, inhale.” Padell was his accountant, I bet you didn’t know that. Apparently, they had a pretty tight bond as Padell was mentioned in more than one interview.
I was helping build a little startup called Progenex #the company has since gone on to become the title sponsor of the Reebok Crossfit Games, and the number-one nutrition product across the entire sport of Crossfit, but that’s another post#. We were in an aggressive capital raise to launch and scale the business. I flew out to New York to track down some “big money players” with the team.I met a long, odd list of interesting people during that trip. None of those people stood out to me as much as Padell.