puff - money power respect you know the rest. i actually have no second guesses that he has every factor it takes to have street cred, plus i heard that his pops had ties to frank lucas so you know that goes a long way into walking where he pleases as far a NY go. His money is to be feared because of everything that he has been through. I dont think however puff is a gangsta or anything tho.
It's no secret that Puff has gangster background. His own father was the pre-curser to that. Even though his pops was k!lled in 1972 (when Puff was 3). And that's also how he became the hustler he is in the business. Dude was practically born into that.
Anyway, asking about street cred now in 2010 is like an oxymornon. The definition and people of that has changed so much. So it's different to ask that now. Because you really can't define it anymore. The lines are so blurred.