The pair discussed how change is necessary when a rapper is wanting to shift from being in the streets. Jay-Z built an empire and brought his friends and partners with him who were dedicated to elevating.
"After a while, you start to see that you don't have everything in common with some of the n*ggas you started with," said Maino. "Because you trying to do different business, you trying to navigate and level yourself up to a different place so I started to see that I had to kinda pivot because if we all just dirty n*ggas then how is that helping? If we all just gon' be hood street n*ggas, hustlas forever, then how is that helping?"
Fat Joe would add, "Some guys, I can invite in my house and I can have a million dollars cash and they won't take not one dollar. But I wouldn't trust 'em to walk with you around the corner, 'cause they might do some sh*t."
Both men urged the youth to shift from where they were before to seeking successful careers instead of chasing the streets.
Maino says. "Selling drugs is only one thing. That's one thing. And we did that to get off the ground. Now what we doing?"
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