— Ben Boaz (@young_n_freshhh) July 3, 2017
“Don’t ever go with the flow…be the flow!”
Don’t always take the money that’s offered to you.
Hip-Hop artist & Business mogul Jay-Z knew what was up when he made this message at his company Tidal’s B-Sides concert back in 2015.
Just listen. Enough said.
Don’t ever go with the flow, be the flow
And I don’t need no middle man to talk to my n*ggas
I understand if you don’t understand, I figure I’m Jigga
That’s where we differ
I take what’s mine, you accept what they give you, I get you
I don’t take no checks I take my respect
Pharrell even told me go with the safest bet
Jimmy Iovine offered a safety net
Google dangled around a crazy check
I feel like Youtube is the biggest culprit
Them n*ggas pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get
You know n*ggas die for equal pay right?
You know when I work I ain’t your slave right?
You know I ain’t shucking and jiving and high fiving
You know this ain’t back in the days right?
But I can’t tell, how the way they killed Freddie Gray right
Shot down Mike Brown how they did Tray right?
Let them continue choking n*ggas
We gonna turn style, I ain’t your token n*gga
You know I came in this game independent right?
Tidal, my own label, same difference
Oh n*ggas is skeptical when it’s their own shit
You bought nine iPhones and Steve Jobs is rich
Phil Knight worth trillions you still bought those kicks
Spotify is nine billion they ain’t say shit
Lucy you got some ‘splaining to do
The only one they hating on look the same as you
That’s cool, I know they trying to bamboozle you
Spending millions on media trying to confuse you
I had to talk to myself, Hov you used to it
It’s politics as usual