…Put your Filas on. I know you’re wearing gold
But you’re eating popcorn…
Schooly D ♦ Put your Filas On
Philly’s own godfather of the minimalist old-school Park Side Killers rap puts all we need in a pithy couplet. BMP has a soft spot for this uncluttered bit of wisdom. E-40 has a similar statement about rappers buying cars the price of condos when they do not own homes. One aspect of this is: why look equity-rich when you are cash poor? The flashy car example is also a funny one because it is really a depreciating asset. The home might actually increase in value. Again, you can’t dress flashy, while you have no cash in your pockets.
In any event the other aspect about this that BPM likes is that it puts the popcorn eating hustler back to work. Back in Schooly’s day, those Filas were hustler shoes. You put them on along with your track suit and headed to the club. The promoters, marketers and DJs were making ends. If your shoes are wingtips or Timberlands, it doesn’t matter. Clean-‘em up, lace-‘em up and put-‘em on because it is time to put cash in your pocket. Your organization needs to get paid.
THE ECONOMIC TERM IS CASHFLOW, NOT FLASHFLOW
GET YOUR GAME SHOES ON