“…you never heard of a rapper that kill it like I do, I sleep on the couch in the studio, stay up till 3 in the morning I write till I can’t move”

As a common theme among many rap and hip-hop artists, portraying themselves as a bad ass is something they all take seriously. Here’s some examples:

“I’ve got a lane and I’m in gear” G-Eazy

“I don’t have to be a detective to know that she want it” Hoodie Allen

“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow” Eminem

“I work 8 days a week, I don’t even know what the fuck today is” Big Sean

“Won’t talk about my bank account because there’s so many zeroes I’d have to pause” Logic

Are you catching the drift? Take a look at this picture and think about how rap artists and icebergs are related:


Any ideas? Here’s what’s going on: Your conscious mind is only the tip of the iceberg. Whatever you feed into it goes deep below the surface where 90% of your mind actually is. That’s why this quote is so important:

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.- Chinese Proverb

The small bit we have control over affects us in many ways. That’s why we should listen to rap! Compare these lyrics and tell me which genre it is:

“Cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort. Suffication, no breathing, don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding”
“All I do is win win win no matter what… Whenever I step up in the building everybody’s hands go up!”

You’re welcome.

If you want to live a successful and fulfilled life, which genre should you listen to? Of course listening to music isn’t going to take you from zero to hero, but it helps adjust your mind to the thinking process that you truly need.

In times of pain, stress, and difficulty, a negative mind that pushes blame on your situation will only continue to dig the grave. On the other hand, if you adapt a rapper’s mindset to be the hardest working motherfucker in the world, you will see your life change. I promise!

You’ll become passionate about working your ass off and being focused. Whenever I run and play basketball, I listen to some of the fastest, most intense rap in order to hype myself out. Every drop of sweat, every rep, every shot, every sale, every profit, every essay, every success, only fuels the fire.

So it’s your choice. Work 8 days a week and stack your money, or become sad, negative, and fill your life with pain.   

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