Music is beautiful. I grew up listening to a lot of rap. A bunch of rappers like Jay-Z ($547 million net worth), 50 Cent ($440 million), Puff Daddy ($358 million), etc. are international moguls with business in everything from music to restaurants to drinks to clothing lines. They’re entrepreneurs.
Now I also love quotes and rappers tend to throw out great quotes in their song lyrics which often capture the “entrepreneurial spirit.” So here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes with my brief thoughts:
“Everyday I’m hustlin’” -Everyday I’m Hustlin’ by Rick Ross [Work work work. Then work some more. Intensity and persistence]
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment Would you capture it or just let it slip?” -Lose Yourself by Eminem [This whole song is about startups, if you fail you're done and it's back to the drawing board]
“I’ve got to formulate a plot or I end up in jail or shot Success is my only mothaf**kin option, failure’s not” -Lose Yourself by Eminem [You either live or die. Failure is not an option. That's what a startup feels like]
“If I can’t do it, homie, it can’t be done Now I’ma let the champagne bottle pop I’ma take it to the top” -If I Can’t, 50 Cent [Confidence for an entrepreneur is essential. It's you or no one to do it. Take it to the top!]
“The world is yours and everything in it, its out there get on your grind and get it” -Let’s Get It, Young Jeezy [The world is full of opportunities so get moving and get off your butt]
I can post more later, but that’s all for now that really jump out at me.
Feel free to leave some of your own favorite music quotes in replies.