Numerous successful rappers are making it big in the music world. They have fame, money, fans, and whatnot. Their lives are the dream and inspiration of many. Seeing them thriving and living with everything so delicate and luxurious makes you think they are born that way with a silver spoon in their mouth.
But this is not the case; they have been from hell to back in their music career. We are talking about the musicians who have no prior support that might help them achieve their success. Despite that, they managed to break every shackle, overcome every obstacle, and rise with immaculate success.
However, rappers often have a terrible reputation for misogynist lyrics and glorifying substance abuse and violence. We can say that not every rapper has the same tendency; some have impacted society through their journey and work. Several rappers have transformed their creativity into million-dollar businesses and, through philanthropy, changed millions of lives.
Whether you are a student or professional, incorporating these life lessons can help you achieve the milestones you have set for yourself. These four rappers have inspired thousands of people through their life lessons.
1. Jay-Z: One can have the ability to be great, no matter where he belongs.
Jay Z, The legendary Rapper, investor, entrepreneur, and the true embodiment of the American dream, used to sell crack in the streets of Brooklyn and has become the first billionaire rapper.
In an interview, he said, “Every human has genius-level talent. There are no chosen ones. You must find what you are great at and tap into it.” Everyone is excellent at something. All you have to do is search for that thing that makes you great.
2. Dr. Dre: Don’t act of planning; work on the plan.
Dr. Dre is a rap superstar who is the mentor of many rap stars and has helped many rappers to achieve success. He has always taken action and worked on his plans rather than thinking about them all the time.
He once said, “When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.”
His most profitable venture is his headphones company, Beats by Dr. Dre, which Apple bought in 2014 for $3 billion. This shows that he is fully committed to what he believes in, as he executed his ideas so well that he could sell his brand to Apple.
3. Travon Payne; Never give up on what you believe.
Travon Payne, also known as Blunt Da Blockmonsta, is a musician from LA. Travon started his rapper career in 2003 when he became part of a 7-member-group known as the “Static Gang.” He has recorded 27 tracks for five different albums, including MafiaMadnessVol1, Reloaded, M.O.B Monstaz On Da Block, It’s On Like Donkey Kong, and Motivation. However, he didn’t receive his royalties for all the work.
He decided to go solo and establish his record label, where he released his first solo album (DaBlockmonsta) and managed to conquer his dream of becoming a great rapper.
He advises aspiring individuals,
“I would say you don’t ever give up on your dreams. Nothing is going to be perfect in life. Just study whatever your interest is, work hard, and it’ll pay off!!”
He also got an album coming soon with DaGuttaSoul called Dangerous Ridaz. He recently released a single called No Help on Bluejay Wangteam’s album, Splurge 2 Retake.
4. Nicki Minaj: Women should know their worth.
Nicki Minaj is considered the most successful rapper, the first female rapper to sell 100 million units across her albums. She is the wealthiest female MC in history and the first female artist in music with 100 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100. Only Nicki knows how hard it was to thrive in a patriarchal world. That is why during her interview with a renowned magazine, she said;
“My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want— and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.”
Though we have only discussed these four rappers, many have always empowered people through their work. And will continue to do so, so ensure you always inspire people around you through your work.