Let's take a look at five of the key "laws" Yo Gotti declares on the track.
1. Your Friends "Friends" are off Limits
Ladies and gents friends are a no! It is not cool to mess with someone who your friend is conversing with. First off, why would you even want someone who is down to mess with you and someone you are close with AT THE SAME TIME. Now if you friend messed with this person in the past and they do not mess around any more, GET APPROVAL! As much as a person might say "I am over such and such", that is often not really the case.
Long story short, leave your friends "friends" alone.
2. Don'T FoRget the People Who StaRved With You
When you make it, do not fake it with your day ones. Honestly, they are some people you cut off in life as you grow as a person but it should be the people who are not good for you. It should not be the people who have rode for you since the beginning, have your best interests at heart and believed in you when you did not even believe in yourself. Hopefully we all are eating lobster and steak one day but do not forget about the people who you ate McDonalds with. You might move far away in life but never forget home.
3. Live in the MomenT
We all know the saying "tomorrow is not promised". While many take this phrase for granted, if they only looked at the news once a week they would not. People of all ages are losing their lives. You never know when it will be your time so while you are on this earth GET RIGHT WITH THE LORD and also live with no regrets. I am not saying do crazy things but also do not be scared to ball a bit and take a few risks.
4. No Fighting Over Guys or Girls
Ni**as shouldn't beefing over b*tches, that's off"
This one is for the youngsters. Ladies, majority of y'all beefs with another female is centered around a man. Some of you find out your man has a side chick, get into with her (or catch your one with her) and then go right back to the man. Now what kind of sense does that make If you have to fight over your significant other because someone else is claiming them, that is childish. GROW UP! Fellas, you heard what Gotti said.
I know it can be hard at times cause side pieces are so disrespectful but never stoop to their level. (You probably gone have to pray for strength on this one)
5. Dont knock The HUstle/Hustle For You And Not For Show
"If you girl getting it then you must support her"
"Hustling just to show out for these b*tches you lost"
Yo Gotti's album name is The Art Of Hustle so of course one of the laws has to deal with hustling. You should NEVER knock a person's hustle (unless it is illegal and you want them to do better). We (especially in the black community) have to do a better job of supporting one another. I crafted a whole section on my site (#LaLocal) dedicated to others' hustle. I am not saying you have to support everyone but you do not have to hate either.
Also for those hustling out there, HUSTLE FOR YOU! Your grind should be to reach your goals and dreams. They should not be to get likes on Instagram or retweets on Twitter. If those come great but that should not be your focus. Focus on what you want to achieve and not on compliments and admiration from others.
Take a listen to both songs again and listen to the lyrics.
Which song do you think teaches the greater message?
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