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Kool G Rap – Fast Life (Feat. Nas)

The time has come. We gotta expand, the whole operation, distribution. New York, Chicago, LA. We gotta set our own mark…”

I always like to look for inspiration in weird places and its crazy how a certain event or relationship can make you more determined than ever. This life game has a certain knack for throwing you curveballs when you least expect it and there’s no rulebook or manual on how to handle these situations or fix these problems. The whole growing up and maturation experience is a challenging one for anybody, and lately I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating on the whole definition and society’s perceptions of “adulthood” and “growing up”. I see a lot of my peers beginning their careers by going the 9-5/suit and tie route, and although I will never hate on another person’s choice, that shit is just not for me!!

9 to 5 is how to survive, I ain’t tryin’ to survive
I’m tryin’ to live it to the limit and love it a lot…” – Jay-Z (Reasonable Doubt, 1996)

I can’t help but feel that lifestyle inhibits creativity and can put someone in a box. There’s no doubt that choosing that route has its benefits; stability, prosperity, paid vacation, sick days and a lengthy career, but there comes a point when you realize that one of life’s greatest achievements and experiences is building something of your own and sharing your creativity with the world. By choosing to take an alternate path to success, I have come across many scary moments and the feeling of self-doubt and self-depreciation can become crippling, but there comes a point when you realize that despite all the doubt and fear you have to do what feels right no matter how hard that is. I am currently going through one of the most confusing and grueling times of my life, but all this confusion has made my will and determination to succeed that much stronger. From here on out I am 100% focused on my future and building towards greatness.

Champagne dreams, and caviar wishes…”

Recently, I have been creating some incredible memories with some amazing people, ones that will no doubt last forever in my mind and have really inspired me to take control of my own life and leave a mark on the world. Time has been flying by recently and I have been bumping Kool G Rap and Nas’ classic “Fast Life” as the soundtrack to these fast times. As N.O.R.E. once said, “G Rap?…if you don’t know about G Rap, you don’t know about rap!”

Kool G Rap – Fast Life (Feat. Nas)

– Pete

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