( Jordan Olivier, 18 Years Old, 2014 )
⊰ Before Birth ⊱
Born on the 17th of May 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana to French Parents, Adria Olivier grew up in the neighborhood of the French Quarter. Growing up around the area, Adria quickly took a liking to the French Quarter which was regarded to be the historic heart of New Orleans. During the 70s, the crime rate in New Orleans was rampant with close to 150 people being murdered each year and the French Quarter being popular for vehicle break ins, with the crime rate rising each year in the 70s, Adria's parents were considering moving to a safer neighborhood and considered leaving New Orleans all together but ultimately decided to stay due to the culture that was present, especially within the French Quarter which had a vibrant nightlife and colorful buildings flooding the streets such as Bourbon street which was and still is home to jazz clubs and various eateries from different cultures. During Adria's teenage years in the 1980s, the culture present around her such as the festival of Mardi Gras would inspire her and would lead to her picking up a hobby of drawing. What started off as simple sketches, turned into colorful drawings of the scenery at Mardi Gras which then eventually turned into graffiti on city walls and the street cars of New Orleans. In 1989, doing well with her studies and education, Adria ended up moving to the state of San Andreas at the age of 18 to pursue art even more as she had got into a college located within Los Santos.
( French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, 1970s)
When moving to Los Santos, Adria would live in the neighborhood of Rancho due to the cheap rent but the cheap rent came at a cost, the neighborhood had a large gang presence along with a high crime rate to match. whilst living in Rancho, Adria would start to pick up part time jobs within the various small time businesses that were present in the area whilst also focusing on her studies. During her years of college, she began to familiarize herself with the area and continued her hobby of graffiti by placing it on walls whilst staying cautious so that she wouldn't tag on the wrong street and come into contact with the Latino gangs present but failing to do so, in 1991, at the age of 20 she would end up meeting Luis Cabrera (22 years old at the time), a member of the Hispanic gang running the neighborhood of Rancho. The gang was involved in a range of criminal activities, these being drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, contraband, vehicles trafficking, document forgery along with low level street crimes such as muggings and store hold ups which only low level members partake in to prove that they're ready and capable enough of moving up in the hierarchy. With Adria and Luis falling in love with each other, Luis would do everything to ensure that Adria was kept away from the gang and that she would remain safe and wouldn't be affected by any of the criminal activity taking place around the area.
( Rancho Projects, Southern Rancho)
⊰ Birth of The Brothers ⊱
in 1992, a year after meeting, Adria and Luis would have their first son, Hayden Olivier, who would take the surname of the mother due to the two not being married. Three years later, on the 19th of November 1995, Jordan Olivier would be born at the Central Los Santos Medical Center. The two brothers would grow up and would start to get highly influenced by their father within their teenage years and would start to spend time around the Hispanic gang and would chill with all the younger kids around the area. Due to still being a fairly poor family, their parents wouldn't have the money to buy Hayden and Jordan the newest shoes or nicest clothes so the brothers took it into their own hands. In 2008, with Jordan being 12 and Hayden being 16, the two started their own side hustle inside school, they would acquire full cigarette packs from gang members that they used to spend time with and would then go onto sell the cigarettes to other school kids, this was something that was going well for both brothers and would bring them in some money, this would go on to impress their father Luis and other gang members but their mother was unaware of what the two brothers were doing so they would have to hide the money and would have to pretend that any clothes or shoes they brought, were gifts from the gang. This side hustle of theirs would continue until Hayden got into a fight with another schoolboy over the price of the cigarettes, this is where the school would find out that Hayden had been selling cigarettes within the school and would lead to him being expelled. Hayden would completely give up on education at the age of 17 and would start to get more involved within the gang, due to his father being impressed by how he managed to sell cigarettes in school, he was given the job of selling drugs on street corners around Rancho. Jordan however would continue to sell cigarettes on a smaller scale within the school for another year before completely stopping whilst he was still ahead.
Jordan would start to focus on his studies more before also picking up on art just like his mother. During his free time, he would spend time with the gang and would start to head out with members to tag the walls with graffiti, marking the territory. Jordan would start to make sketches of Hispanic culture before placing graffiti of them onto the walls of Rancho and the Los Santos Storm Drain. The sketches and graffiti done by Jordan, especially the Hispanic culture inspired work, would start to catch the eye of Samuel Reyes, the main tattoo artist who would ink all of the gang members in the area. Samuel took Jordan under his wing and started to teach him how to do tattoos, this sparked a passion for Jordan and he would start to ink gang members alongside Samuel, getting better at it one tattoo at a time. The gang members would love the work done and would even come to Jordan for unique designs but no one loved the tattoos more than his own family, his father and brother would come to Jordan to get gang related tattoos done whilst his mother was proud that he was pursuing art and staying out of trouble by not getting involved in the more serious criminal activity carried out the gang, not the same could be said about Luis and Hayden...
⊰ The Downfall⊱
In 2014, with Hayden climbing the ranks of the gang, He, their father and various other gang members set out for a meeting with another criminal organisation to set up more distribution of drugs and other contraband, bringing some product as a sample. This meeting would turn sour however as it would be ambushed by the police which would result in a shootout. Hayden, Luis and a few more gang members would end up getting arrested with Luis getting charged for second degree murder due to killing a police officer during the shootout. They would later on receive additional charges with some members receiving minor drug possession charges and others getting drug trafficking and distribution. Everyone involved would also receive charges for criminal possession of a weapon. With the main source of income gone, Jordan and his mother, Adria could no longer afford to work minimum wage and live in poverty whilst struggling to pay off rent, this resulted in Adria moving with Jordan to Paleto Bay, a small town in Los Santos County. Jordan being 18 at the time, saw this as a fresh start, he would drop all studies and would no longer pursue higher education but would still have one goal in mind. Keeping his passion of tattooing and becoming skilled at it over the years, he planned on opening up his very own tattoo parlor, however in order to do that, Jordan needed money, something his family didn't have so he started to pick up jobs in the businesses located around Paleto Bay, working minimum wage. He would do this for a few years, earning enough to help his mother out and have some left over for himself, but at the age of 23, he knew that he'd never reach his goals of opening his own tattoo parlor by working minimum wage so he went back to his roots of selling contraband, however this wouldn't be as easy as selling cigarettes to schoolkids. Jordan got in contact with and reached out to the younger members of the gang, the kids that he grew up with back in Rancho. He seeked out a favor from them, small quantity of marijuana so that he could start small scale independent distribution of it in Paleto Bay with them acting as the suppliers and getting a small cut out of the sales made. This is where it begins, Jordan's journey to his goals.
( Paleto Bay, Los Santos County, 2019)
( Jordan Olivier, 23 Years Old, 2019 )
⊰ To Be Continued⊱