The Line That Haunts Me

One of my favorite Tribe Called Quest songs is “Jazz”. I just listened to it a moment ago and there is one line in particular that continues to haunt me, “the aim is to succeed and acheive by 21”. When this song came out, I was 19. The timing of 2 more years til lift off seemed reasonable. Now, 16 years later, I am still waiting for my slice of cake. My Oscar. My penthouse apartment in the sky.

This blog’s slogan is “hustlers unite”. Everyday I’m hustling. I’ll probably be like Tupac. Dead and still hustling.  Perhaps what keeps my hustling in gear is my belief that I have yet to succeed. That’s something to chew on. The value we create in not having. Not being.


~ by Cybel Martin on October 5, 2006.

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