Ten thousand hours felt like ten thousand hands
Ten thousand hands, they carry me
Another riff on Gladwell’s ten thousand hours theory: all those 10,000 hours Mack put into perfecting his technique are finally paying off. Now he’s a master of his craft and every time he raps he can rely on them to carry him along as if each hour he put in is a hand in a crowd holding him aloft.
In addition, the hands could represent all of the people who have helped him along through all of those hours — the journey to fame is a long and hard one, and it is always nice to have a few (or ten thousand) helping hands to carry him along on his journey.
Use of the word “hands” also continues the time motif — i.e. hands on a clock marking each of those ten thousand hours.
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