Cause man it's a mission, tryna fight to the finish
People think trying to make it as a rap star is just as simple as any other job, they are wrong. It is a very difficult profession especially to continue to be on top and relevant. He compares it as a mission, usually a military mission. The mission is complete when everything he touches is gold and everyone knows him in the rap game. Though there are several namely Jay Z.
Hence why he did not compare it to a race, because no one is trying to prevent you from finishing the race.
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