“Damn right I like the life I live, ’cause I went from negative to positive.”

-The Notorious B.I.G. “Juicy,” from Ready to Die, 1994


“Remind yourself, nobody built like you. You designed yourself.” -Jay Z, “A Dream,” from The Blueprint 2, 2002

“Money trees are the perfect place for shade.” –Kendrick Lamar, “Money Trees,” from GKMC.

“I made a decision. Being broke is against my religion. Now I’m caked up.” -50 Cent, “Ryder Music,” The Massacre