Now see the life's right there, and it seems right there
It's not quite near, and it's not like we're
Professionals, moving the decimals
Know where to cop? Nah! Got a connect? No!
Selling drugs seems like easy money.. but actually it’s quite complicated, you need connections, you have to get to know Papi, you can’t just get in the streets and start selling drugs or you’ll get shot if you’re on the wrong block.
From Jay Z’s autobiography Decoded:
Initially the decision to hustle is freestyles. these kids in the cipher, the ones with their feet up and the dream of foreign cars, have absolutely no idea how to go into business, even one that surrounds them like the drug game. Do they know where to go to cop the work? No. Do they have a drug connect? No. They’re like anyone starting out in business; they need someone to give them the plan.
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