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Posted by Lawrence "LAW" Watford - - 0 comments


written by Lawrence "LAW" Watford
Posted on 11.28.2009 @ 

“I want the money, money and the cars, cars and the clothes, the hoes, I suppose….I Just wanna be… I just wanna be successful”

I noticed that those lyrics from rising rap phenom, Drake, seemed to strike a chord with people, particularly in the 20 to 30 something age range. I also noticed there was something about the lyrics that really seemed to resonate with men in a real way, and I’d like to take a shot and explaining why that may be the case.

How do black men define success?

I guess the best way to approach this is by listing those things that characterize success by society’s standard. Now let me say that I am basing this on sheer observation (without any scientific polling) but I’d have to say that most men define their level of success by money, women, property, career, notoriety/respect, GOD – and probably in that order. Having said that, let’s go back to Drake’s lyrics, which speak volumes about this.... Read More at Purple Sky.

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