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As you know I listen to the lyrics of what some of these artists are saying in their music. Recently Drake released a song where he talks about ballin like crazy without any concern. I think he is just trying to relate to his audience which is proof that in his eyes most people would prefer to spend their hard earned money on that new sneaker, bag, or any product that makes them feel happy for a brief moment. I think he really meant to say in a subliminal message to his fans, to go buy his CD and not sugar coat it by saying that he spends like crazy. These artists say things in their songs to try to influence others to do exactly as they supposedly do.
He talks about being worth 25 million dollars at the ripe young age of 25. Now if you spend 5 million but bring in 10 million, then that is not a lot as its all relative to what he earns. The 25 million dollars he has invested in the bank makes him 1.25 million every year in interest alone on average, and thats not including his new income he gets from concerts, features in other songs, business ventures, CD/online sales, and reinvested stock gains. So you tell me if somebody that is young and bringing in that much money they can definitely afford to spend a lot as his lyrics state.
What he said- I never really been one for the preservation of money, nah I much rather spend it while I’m breathing.
HaHaHa- I have to laugh at this because I know for a fact if he was not making this much on an annual basis he would not be spending like he flaunts in his song. Also if he were to lose popularity and his income stream he would be signing a new note contrary to his lyrics.
I will go out on a limb and say that he is clearly lying on his song as he does want his money to last. Why keep working? Why keep touring and making/writing songs? Why are you investing in new ventures like a clothing line and cologne/candles? Drake Article
I’ll tell you why because: 1. Drake wants to keep fueling his spending. 2. Drake does want to grow his Net Worth.
Don’t get me wrong I am not hating on him and I do feel he is a talented artist, but do not release reckless lyrics trying to make your fans like sheep by influencing them to spend like you say you do. In reality we will never see Drake in the stores or with all those expensive receipts of all the things he is consuming so how do we really know if its true? I have come to a conclusion that it is all for show.
Financial influence is everywhere and sometimes it is delivered in a negative context! Better yourself and strive for a new mentality of preserving what you have and growing it everyday.
My motto – Watch your Money!