SHOULD WE HAVE HEROES ?!
Yesterday I was listening to The Joe Budden Podcast w/ special Guest PUSHA T. Push has been in an on going feud with Drake for most of 2018 and while it cooled down it was rehashed due to Drake’s appearance on Lebron’s no holds barred talk show, THE SHOP.
On THE SHOP, Drake explained how he felt it was an odd coincidence that he confided in hip hop megastar Kanye West about his secret child, release dates, etc. only to be dissed by Push on a Ye beat followed by a horde of things Drake didn’t approve of .
As the conversation continued on Joe’s podcast I thought damn “Should We Even Have Heroes”? PUSHA T is someone Drizzy looked up to, even buying a supposedly used microphone of his and now he has to go to war with him. Kanye is also a blatant influence on Drake yet he has to publicly destroy Kanye because he felt slighted by Mr. West’s actions as of late.
It must be a hard thing to flip the switch from fan to enemy. Someone you dreamed of working with maybe even building a true bond with becomes one of your main sources of frustration and now it either he destroy you or you destroy him.
There’s a famous excerpt on legendary rapper Blade Icewood album “Blood Sweat & Tears” that has his uncle speaking in which his uncle says “Don’t Look Up to None of The N*****, Look Eye To Eye or Don’t Look at All”. That quote may be the proper way to go about handling interaction with heroes. If the pedestal is removed than maybe the disappointments can be less and the interaction can be more genuine.