Ten thousand hours strong
Just to keep the lights and the power on

from Talib Kweli – Attack the Block Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The ten thousand hour remark could also be referring to Malcolm Gladwell, in particular his book Outliers in which he talks about the ‘10,000 hour rule’. This basically states that to be successful at something, you must put in about 10,000 hours. In the real world context, peeps gotta work thousands of hours just to survive.

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