DJ KHALED, music industry megaproducer and recording artist was a part of your student group, he may take this young man out to lunch and remind him as well as all of us in his book The Keys, and I quote:
“We The Best means exactly what it says. I didn’t say I’m the best. That’s an important distinction; I said we. That means me, Fan Luv, my team, and everybody who’s got love and positive energy. Let me ask you this: If somebody came up to you and asked, “Are you, the beat writer, chef, producer, director? What would you say? If you don’t declare that you’re the best, I’m disappointed. You are supposed to say that you are the best because let me tell you, you are the best. You need to own it with confidence and conviction. Say it to yourself first a thousand times, and then say it to others a thousand more. For real, Is somebody better than you? Nah. We The Best. You have to speak your success into existence because absolutely no one else will do it for you.
That’s why I started my first label, I called it We The Best. Were we the best yet? That’s up for debate. But did we have the drive and the passion and the necessary dedication to be the best? Without a doubt, Muhammad Ali, rest in peace, said, “I am the greatest, I said that before I knew I was.” DJ said, make your life about fulfilling your vision and dream big.” End Quote
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