…And when I shoot my shot, I’m gonna shoot to kill
…I don’t know what you take me as
or understand the intelligence that Jay-Z has…
Jay-Z – 99 Problems
…Ain’t taking a day off, never had an off night Never been laid off,
I live on the job site
It all pays off though when I squint in the spotlight…
Brother Ali ♦ Take Me Home
Takeaway#177: You want to be a star, put in the hours and grind it out, or somebody else will.
“Neglected for now, but yo it’s got to be accepted – (That What?)
…That life is hectic …”
Takeaway #176: Listen, you can play the role of the victim or alternatively suit up and get competitive. Focus on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses. Recognize what you are best at given the lay of the land, and exploit that competitive advantage…now.
Wu-Tang Clan ♦C.R.E.A.M.♦ Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993)