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Takeaway #28: Cash Flow not Flash Flow via #schoolyd

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.




About codemizell

The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

2 responses to “Takeaway #28: Cash Flow not Flash Flow via #schoolyd

  1. I’m with ya B. Wearing my Nike Frees for flexibility, agility… free to flow.

  2. Pingback: reminding BPM of takeaway-28-cash-flow-not-flash-flow-via-schoolyd | C.O.D.E. Mizell [.com]

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