Everyone has seen motivational posters. You know the type…..some guy on a mountain bike with a phrase such as “determination” captioning the picture. There are even de-motivational posters, which are internet memes depicting the exact opposite. But what if motivational posters contained rap lyrics? Ponder this thought no more.
What song or what artist would be the best? There are too many to name. The Beastie Boys? Run DMC? Eminem? Just like any genre of music there are lyrics ranging from the nonsensical, to the intelligent, to the downright stupid. It is really difficult to find quotes in modern rap music that aren’t expletive-filled sexual frustrations being taken out through a drum machine. Being that is the case, let’s go old school.
What rap lyric would you like to see on a motivational poster. Feel free to comment below and let us know and it is possible they could show up in the future.
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