Rap gave us some pretty good messaging back in the day- from a wide variety of sources. As troubled a guy as Slick Rick was, he wasn’t anybody’s dummy. You might recognize these lines from “Hey Young World, The World Is Yours.”
Get ahead and accomplish things, you’ll see the wonder and the joy life brings… Don’t admire thieves cause they don’t admire you, their time’s limited, hardrocks too… Go for yours cause dreams come true and this is a message that the Ruler Rick threw and its true.
In the midst of so much of the madness that he rapped about he offered up this bundle of love to his young and impressionable listeners. So good for you, Rick. If we pass this along to the young people that we touch today, even better for us.
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