Rap music has some amazing life lessons to teach us. Do not miss on these and get the 5 best from the top world rappers.
Rap is not just some music or entertainment, it is part of the culture and it can shape who we are and what we think. Music is a powerful tool that changes mentality and impacts community. So, what are some of the lessons we get from the best rappers’ lyrics?
Rap is an essential part of the modern world culture. Famous rappers shape the mentality of young people, form the new generation. In some measure they shape their values and our future. That is why people in Nigeria love rap music so much and always wish to stay tuned to the latest news about the top rap celebrities, such as Olamide, Wizkid or Davido. At this they take interest in the prominent US rappers: 50 cent, Kanye West, and of course Tupac Shakur and others. Below you can find some key takeaways and lessons we can learn from lives and quotes of the famous rappers. Some of these lessons are pretty rough, but they teach us wisdom and help to do the right thing. And, of course, these people also make mistakes and we can learn from them as well.
Lesson #1: Self-Confidence
At time it may even sound as arrogance. However, they surely know how to boost their self-esteem. Here is what Kanye West had to say about it:
"There's nothing more to be said about music. I'm the fucking end-all, be-all of music." (Kanye West)
Most rapper musicians are highly self-confident. They know who they are and they do not need the public or someone to appreciate them to value themselves.
Here is another Kanye West quote on this topic:
"If I don't win, the award show loses credibility." (Kanye West)
Lots of people today mind “what would people say”… They do things or do not do things being guided by the opinions of others. Some people even fail to pursue their dreams just because others disapprove of them. You will always face contradiction and opposition in your life. At times you do need to go against the flow to become successful and to pursue YOUR dream, even if no one else pursues it or believes in it! That’s the lesson we learn from rap music.
And here is another proof of it in the form of Jadakiss quote:
Lesson #2: Life can be tough, but…
Here are some wise words from Jadakiss:
Life can be tough for anyone. Even the rich and famous can live in hell. It’s not a prerogative of poor or lowly. Still, life changes, there is always hope. Things may go up or down, one should not despair as pain never lasts. We all get hard situations, but we can make it through!
J Cole said:
Lesson #3: Adequacy
Yes, that might sound weird. Some rappers might look a bit crazy, isn’t that why we love them? But there are many best rappers quotes and lyrics that teach us real life lesssons. Here is one of them from Talib Kweli:
“Just because you got money don’t mean you made it. Just because you make it, don’t give you the right to be on that fake shit.”
Here is another great quote on adequacy from the 50-Cent:
“Hate a liar more than I hate a thief, a thief is only after my salary, a liar is after my reality.”
They know how to be real in life. They see for what it is and in some cases can be extremely honest about it, even if somewhat brutal.
Lesson #4: Progress
Rap may not be the most “noble” style in music, like classics. This music talks about dens and pits of life. Lots of rappers came out of scrapes and ghettoes. Still, they know your place of origin cannot limit you in life unless you let it. Here is what Rakim had to say:
It’s not about how you have started, but it’s about how far you have made the progress from your starting point. Life is made out of small things. Doing them and pressing on paves the way to success and a person makes progress. No one has expressed it better than 2Pac:
Lesson #5: Be manly
Depending on how you treat other people the life would treat you. Get the Lowkey quote on it:
"So think about that stuff when you diss her That's somebody's daughter, somebody's mother and somebody's sister" (Lowkey)
Being self-confident, progressive and successful, but you can still treat others life dirt or respect them and understand their value in life. Real men know the value of their words and deeds. Rap teaches how to not only be “cool”, but to be real men.
READ ALSO: Top 10 Fuji musician in Nigeria.
And another one from 2pac Shakur:
These 5 best lessons of rap music can help you transform your life and become strong, successful and great. Don’t miss on them.
- READ ALSO: 50 cent net worth: how rich is this rapper?