What Can Rap Teach You About Business & Marketing?
October 12, 2015 | By John Bracamontes |
I can often be found listening to music when I work.
What do I listen to you say?
The music that inspires me most are artists that speak about doing something, putting in work, creating change, figuring something out. This is what I listen to.
That sounds fantastic, what artists and what type of music is that?
I mainly listen to rap and rock/metal.
Some of my favorite artists and groups are Rage Against the Machine, Drake, Hatebreed, El-P, Sage Francis, the A$AP Mob, Rick Ross and many others. But the common theme to much of their music is to get out and make something happen, work hard for it and stand for what you believe in.
I am in no way condoning the violence or hate that may be getting explicitly promoted in some of this music, but the underlying message is powerful.
What Rappers and many other artists can teach us about business and marketing is to:
- Stand for something on and focus.
- Work hard and get good at it.
- Don’t let anyone get in your way.
- Bring on the Bravado! Strut your stuff and be confident in your work.
- Re-up. Do it over and over again, while making it bigger and better.
“Put in Work.”
“Why Stand on a silent platform? Fight the war, F@*K the norm.”
“Started from the bottom now we here.”
“Every day I’m hustlin’.”
“Defeatist, you and I will never be the same!”