Flashback: Killer Mike: You Can Transition Out of the Streets for $5,000



Earlier this year, Killer Mike sat down with VladTV, and he shared his personal experience of transitioning out of the “bulls***” street life by investing in legit businesses. Instead of stopping with his story, Killer Mike gave listeners a bit of real world advice on how they could invest their money into businesses instead of “cloudy jewelry” or bottle service at the club.

He explained that for as little as $5,000 you can invest into a snow cone business and build your wealth from there, as he made it clear that the street life sounds cool in songs, but it’s not great in real life.

Jump to the 7:35 mark to hear Killer Mike’s advice on investing your money wisely.

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  • Chadventures
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    He had to do what he had to do to survive until he had other choices and opportunities. I'm glad he was bout keepin the kids and young mothers safe. Inner cities need more of killer mike despite the name

  • Phly
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    What fat sloppy greasy basement dwelling fat sloppy greasy pee stain shirt wearing masturbating to anime faggot fat sloppy disgusting weird greasy fried chicken finger call of duty world at war pokeman playing fuck boys disliked this video?!?!?!

  • Amir G
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    but to get that 5K about 85% of them are gonna sell drugs to get that money.. than once they get it they gonna think shit sweet and continue

  • Cali Cvsh
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    the IDEA of top 5 DOA or G.O.A.T explored.

    I have been recording and producing Hip Hop / Rap music for over 15 years now, that experience
    and a connection with the culture has allowed me to create a rating system based on POPULAR OPINIONS.
    we all check the comment sections on an interesting post, but I'm obsessive during my research with a focus on crowdsourcing. I tend to review on avarage the 100 most liked and disliked comments from various posts.

    what makes a rapper "GREAT" or gives them "GOAT STATUS" are 5 dominant attributes that are shared by NAS, PAC, EM, BIG & HOV…putting aside POPULARITY or ACCOLADES.
    just a simple way to measure greatness and influence. a GOAT ATTRIBUTE INDEX if you will.
    First thing we as fans notice about a rapper is his VOICE.
    Followed by LYRICS, CHARISMA, and DELIVERY… but a very neglected part of what makes an emcee great
    is his ability to rap over certain beats that compliment the aforementioned attributes, that's called EAR.

    contextual definitions, synonyms and examples below supporting the above statement.

    VOICE / PRESENCE – They have to stand out, the second you hear BIGGIE u know it's special, aint no guess work. to the point that we accept diluted versions of these voices because of the undeniable vocal presence of the original. look at GHOSTFACE and ACTION BRONSON, BIGGIE and SHYNE, NAS and YOUR OLD DROOG… we embraced those latter mentions because of it.

    LYRICS / CONTENT – storytelling, perception, wit… these are all necessary. Lyris are of vital importance in Hip Hop. rapper who are able to diversify their portfolio while providing QUALITY CONTENT always excel. NAS gave us ether and rewind on the same album… that is insane. PAC had unparalleled versatility and an infinite amount of substance in 80% of his lyrics.

    CHARISMA / APPEAL – without question if you are not fascinated or intrigued you won't listen.THAT IT FACTOR is important. something has to pull you in, usually word of mouth or clever advertisement.. HOV has such an interesting narrative right? "50 cent got shot 9 times? oh word…. i gotta check this guy out"

    DELIVERY / FLOW – this has to be a natural, god given talent. we know some people just don't have rhythm or timing. If you cant get this right the bars won't feel the same. It is very difficult to out rap Marshall Mathers, his FLOW is flawless. EVERY WORD RHYMES. Only other comparable rappers are PUN and BIG L. others come to mind but they just don't execute it quite like EM.
    we can even bring Kanye and Method Man at times. most mainstream rappers today survive off of their melodic delivery.

    EAR for PRODUCTION – the number one thing people who are not of the culture look for is the beat… over and over new people are introduced to a rapper because of the beat. most legends are failing today because they are not willing to jump on current beats. i don't care if you are a backpack supreme lyricist. if you don't use the right beats it won't work. Kanye is Kanye because of his EAR. every classic album is 50% classic beats. many careers are made through the ART of beat selection.

    LIL WAYNE's G.O.A.T RATING summarized
    based on the GOAT ATTRIBUTE INDEX and a 5 point rating system

    VOICE – at times his voice can be high pitched and annoying unlike the once raspy Weezy of the past because of this inconsistency the comment committee gives him a 3/5 rating.

    LYRICS – whether he is talking about his up bringing or some pussy WEEZY always has something GOATworthy in his efforts. after reviewing and analyzing even the deepest, most hidden rap forums in the web it is obvious that his lyrics are not being questioned. the comment committee awards Wayne with a 5/5 for his lyrics.

    APPEAL – Lil Wayne is a very likeable character. with big energy that commands attention aint no hiding in the crowd for weezy. he is also a very well known figure in the NON HIP HOP circles. almost in the same breath as SNOOP DOGG…. not quite there yet but getting there… everyone knows who SNOOP is. anyhow, the comment committee unanimously agrees on a 5/5 rating.

    FLOW – Questionable choices sometimes, REBIRTH hurt him a lot. but the amount other great works easily overshadows his questionable choices. lolly pop worked for him but not in GOAT TALKS. the comment committee offers Him a 3/5 rating.

    EAR – It seems like Wayne raps over anything that he feels is hot. I don't think He is QUALIFIED (sigel voice) to be heralded as someone with a good EAR, it is more about a 50/50 luck of the draw thing with him. the comment committee agrees on a 2.5/5 rating for Weezy on this.

    the TOTAL RATING is an impressive 18.5 out of a possible perfect score of 25.
    that is Hip Hop excellence. NO DOUBT that he is in a lot of top 5 lists and he absolutely deserves to be.

    follow me on twitter @calicvsh get familiar with me soundcloud.com/calicvsh/live-from-the-gutter

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