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Takeaway #105: lean with conviction, as inspired by Rass Kass

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Yeah, I heard you don’t grind, you don’t eat

Don’t eat, get a fragile physique, I’m agile and sleek

I run through rappers like my boss had cleats

Beef ain’t shit but cows is resting in peace

 Ras Kass      Eat or Die

Takeaway 105:  Stay lean and mean on the competition.  Also, you cannot operate in fear of conflict.  The business minded, must be willing to also be litigation minded.  People only respect your negotiation stance or product when they know that you are willing to go to the mat to defend it.

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

One response to “Takeaway #105: lean with conviction, as inspired by Rass Kass

  1. Reblogged this on kurleedaddeewestbay650 and commented:
    Check out my Ras Kass freestyles with Voodu when they were know as Western Hemisphere. Ras Kass is truly the best West Coast MC ever.

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