…Now I tried to compromise, see the other side of the story
But that’s easier said that done, when it comes to your pride & your glory
I’m a pimp with a glide in my worries . . .
But my armor’s on at all times, cause I gots me a rep to protect
Now I mights be known for this, and maybe recognized for that
But they be high-beaming me; and I be like where my visors at?…
Bun B of U.G.K. ♦ Pimp Life
Takeaway 99: The power of reputation and brand is amazing. It is what protects you and at the same time it is the spotlight that you shine and the competition can reflect with a mirror right back at you to blind you.