Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina that year and dropped out of high school just four credits short of his diploma to care for his ailing father. Already raising their first son and living on welfare, Morgan sold crack cocaine with limited success, but began earning money performing comedy on the streets after his best friend was murdered. He said in 2009: "He would say to me, 'Yo, Tracy, man, you should be doing comedy. ' A week later, he was murdered. And that for me, that was like my Vietnam. I had my survival [sic] guilt when I started to achieve success. Why I made it out and some guys didn't. "