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Takeaway #195 piece of the rock via 50 cent, Diddy, Jay-Z

trying to show me how to ball

Man they trying to buy some Gucci, I’m trying to buy the mall (Oh yeah!)

I ain’t came to get a little bit I’m trying to get it all

50 Cent f/ Diddy, Jay-Z I Get Money


Takeaway #195: Do you want a retirement watch for your years of service or do you want to own a piece of the rock.  Think equity.  If you have equity, why just settle for a slice, when you can make your own pie.

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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 #195 piece of the rock via 50 cent, Diddy, Jay-Z

  1. Teaching a new class I designed, “From Swing to Bling!” In a nutshell, we discuss collaboration (swing) and competitive edge (bling). My classroom is a laboratory for working out ideas. Of course using some of the ideas you’ve shared here and have introduced students to this site and to Rap genius. Good stuff. Must train students (adults, execs too) to apply diverse forms of intelligence to practical situations.

  2. Oh! That was all to say, I’ll be using this Clue and the Video from 50 Cent in the Bling section.

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