He wants to show them that he has become successful no matter what barriers may have been placed in

He wants to show them that he has become successful no matter what barriers may have been placed in

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He wants to show them that he has become successful no matter what barriers may have been placed in front of him. The individuals that were responsible for guiding him and showing him what path to take neglected and deserted him. People around him just gave up on him instead of trying to find out what was really wrong. When a person does not have anyone that believes in them, it’s hard for them to believe in themselves. “I never thought it could happen, this rappin’ stuff, I was too used to packin’ gatts and stuff.” Notorious B.I.G may have been one of the greatest rappers of all time, but before the success came he was just a product of his environment. Talking about carrying a gun was not fictional for him, it was reality. Sometimes the lifestyle that a person leads is not chosen, those are just the cards that they are dealt. People have to learn how to manage as best as they can. When he talks about hustling in front of a building and having the police called on him, he is referring to selling drugs. Yes, this is wrong
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Unformatted text preview: and people shouldnt sell drugs because it destroys communities and the people in them. But for some people, that is all that they know. If this is the only kind of behavior that a person is familiar with, this is the only way that they think it can be done. Sooner or later they find out the consequences of these actions. These consequences dont stop them because they have seen the benefits and they are willing to take the chance to receive the reward. From listening to about half of the song, one can realize that he struggled and he did what was necessary to get money and survive. Although not all, most rappers feel a sense of abandonment and selflessness because they come from a single parent household. In the essay From Fly Girls to Bitches and Hos , Joan Morgan says According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number black two-parent households has decreased from 74 percent to 48 percent since 1960 ( Rereading America 444)....
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