Rocawear Presents Jay Z: From Marcy To Barclays
Though he is obviously an intelligent man who is arguably very good with words, I’m not Jay Z’s biggest fan as far as his music is concerned. I used to be but not anymore. Overhyped he may be... slightly... but you CANNOT knock Jigga’s hustle. One must give respect where it is due and what he has done with Rocawear is phenomenal.
Rocawear recently released this retrospective of his journey with the brand:
Shawn Carter is a man living the dreams he conjured up as a child. In his own words, he has successfully graduated from being a businessman to being a business... man! He is now a household name brand and though I may not aspire to his lyrics and lifestyle, his work ethos is admirable and inspirational. He is definitely a pioneer who changed the game and inspired generations of rappers and musicians to begin to think as entrepreneurs and brand themselves beyond the studio and stage. I guess this is what he meant when he said; “They say a midget standing on a giant's shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they are trying to see further than I am.”
Here are our top 5 Jay Z Quotes along with what you can learn from them:
“I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.” Can Live, “Reasonable Doubt”
In Can I Live Jay Z talks about “hustling out of a sense of hopelessness.” Someone once said if you can’t find something worth living for, then find something worth dying for. Same thing... Seek fulfilment. Find your purpose.
“How you get so fly? From not being afraid to fall out the sky.” Beach Chair, “Kingdom Come”
This appears obvious but most people miss out on great achievements because of fear. Fear of failure. In this line Jay Z practically tells us that you cannot be successful if you are afraid of failure or any other obstacles for that matter.
“Ain’t nothin’ wrong with the aim, just gotta change the target.” American Dreamin’, “American Gangsta”
This reminds me of that saying about continuously doing the same thing and expecting different results. Here he tells us, change the target and you might just get to your aim.
“Lord forgive me I never would’ve made it without sin.” Free Mason, “Teflon Don”
Though not a great aspiration to have, this tells us a lot about the hustlers ambition and lifestyle. This appears to insinuate that sin is inevitable with the acquisition of great wealth. Reminds me of another clothing brand; Crooks & Castles which was conceived with this same premise in mind. They dedicate their brand to; “Those who stopped at nothing to get their Castle. We too hope one day to be the next rich Crook.”
“Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” A Dream, “Blueprint 2″
In other words you can take charge of your destiny if you dare to embrace yourself and your worth!
So what does Rocawear have in store for us this Spring? Bling and Print it seems.
Here are our top 5 Rocawear pieces from the current collection for Women:
Photos: Rocawear, Forbes
Submitted by: Pamilerin Beckley; non-conforming, retiring and recovering under-cover-over-lover... writing is my medicine. For me it cures everything!