21 Entrepreneurial Lyrics by Jay-Z on Reasonable Doubt
Recently, I went back in to my music library and decided to listen to some of the best hip hop music that came out in the 1990’s.
The 90’s was a decade that changed communities, created controversy and allowed a new generation of people to express themselves in ways they never had the ability to do.
The west coast music sense was emerging and the lyrics were harder than and as real as the lives of the rappers who were bring us the music.
Becoming A Star
In 1996 a young, confident and charismatic rapper emerged on the east coast hip hop scene. He went by the name Jay-Z. Real name Shawn Carter.
He brought a message of hard times but survival. Jay-z talked about the success he was attaining while living in the same poverty stricken streets many black youth grow up in across America.
He used the lyrics of success to get his views heard by the masses of people.
On the album Reasonable Doubt songs like, “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, “Can I Live”, “Feelin It”, “Politics As Usual” and “Dead Presidents” had messages of a successful, mindset and riches that could be achieved by focusing on your goals.
Jay-z in 2017, is a successful business man, entertainer and rap artist.
21 Successful Statements
I’m making short-term goals
When starting off in any venture make sure you have short-term goals you can follow on a daily basis. These smaller goals should be a plan for making your larger goals a reality. These goals are the blueprint to your success.
Through my peripheral I see ya scheming
In life it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and be able to adapt quickly. People will come from all directions and try to hurt you.
Me and my fam roll tight like the firm
It is important to have a strong circle of friends. These friends should help influence you as you go for your goals and dreams.
My life is based on sacrifices
If you want to succeed in life you have to make sacrifices which may include doing things you do not want to do. What are you willing to give up today to have a successful life tomorrow?
No disrespect to you, make sure your word is true
If you want people to respect you, you have to speak the truth even when it is not convenient. As the old adage goes, do not speak unless you can add value to the conversation.
Murder is a tough thing to digest, it’s a slow process and I ain’t got nothing but time
When you have a goal, dream or mission you have to take your time, plan, get your resources and then execute on that plan. Don’t rush into something without a solid understanding of how you will achieve your goal.
On my back the finest clothes, lookin ill and s**t
Dress the part of a success. Wear nice clothes. They do not have to be expensive. When you go out, dress like a success even if you do not have the money, you can still look good in a less expensive shirt.
If every n***a in your clique is rich your clique is rugged, Nobody will fall cause everyone would be each others crutches, I hope you fools choose to listen I drop jewels bust it, These are the rules I follow in my life you gotta love it
It is important to surround yourself with people of the same mind-set, goals and vision. The strong you are the more successful everyone on the team can become. When one team member falls there are many others who will lift the other members.
Nine to five is how ya survive, I ain’t trying to survive. I’m trying to live it to the limit and live it alive
If you want a live of success you have to put in more hours to create the life you want. It’s what you do after work, the 9-5, not during work hours that creates a life of success. What is your side hustle?
Forever petty minds stay petty. Mines thinkin longevity until I’m seventy
If you think small and talk about the irrelevant things in life you will get that. But if you think big and long-term then you create a life success.
Ace, turn that music down, I smell some reefer, now you see? That’s why, our people don’t have anything, Because we don’t know how to go in places and act properly
When you are out of your element do not continue to do the same things you are used to doing in your element. Learn how to think and act so you can do things other successful people are able to do.
I know this games got valleys and peaks
Life is full of ups and downs. How do you react when your faced with the valleys and peaks of life? Learn to work with what you have and keep going towards your dream.
You draw, better be Picasso, ya’know the best
Whatever you decide to do with your life, be the best at your craft. If you want to paint then look up the best painters and learn how to be the best. Emulate success.
You let them other n****z get the name, skip the fame. Ten thou’ or a hundred G, keep yo’s**t the same
When you start making money don’t chase fame and don’t let money change you. Don’t let others know how much or what you have in life. Stay grounded and remember where you came from.
If your leg broke b***h, hop up on your good foot
Don’t wait for things in life to be perfect before you do what your passion is. Look at what you have now and put those skills to use to help you succeed.
I got the feds sending me letters ‘cause I’m schooling the youth. But they can’t lock me down ‘cause my tool is the truth
It is true society has tried to quite people who speak the truth against certain inequalities but when you speak the truth people will listen, rise up and demand change. If you feel that is happening to you take action. They can’t silence and lock up everyone in the world.
We don’t lease, we buy the whole car, as you should
Watch how you spend your money. If you spend your money and have nothing to show for it in the end, what do you have in the end? NOTHING.
Words worth a million like I’m rappin em through platinum teeth
Your word is your bond and that bond is worth a lot. You can make millions or lose millions if you don’t watch what you say, who you say it to and how you say it.
He wanna run with me, I know this kid’ll be loyal
As you go through life you will find people who will be loyal to you and your dreams. Find good people and surround yourself with a successful mindset. Find people you can be loyal to also.
This is the number one rule for your set, in order to survive, gotta learn to live with regrets
When you go for your dreams and goals live life. You will win and you will lose. You will succeed and you will fail. Learn to live with regrets and failures. Do not get caught up in them.
I keep it realer than most I know your feelin it
You can’t be anyone else. Be the best you as you go out and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. People will love and respect you for that.
If you have heard the Reasonable Doubt album, then you have heard there lyrics and can relate to what Jay-Z says. If you have not heard the album or are not a Jay-Z fan, one thing is for sure you can learn a lot from this successful business man, entrepreneur and visionary.
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