This is TEN percent luck, TWENTY percent skill, FIFTEEN percent concentrated power of will, FIVE percent pleasure, FIFTY percent pain.” – Remember The Name – Fort Minor. This song is all about the trials and tribulations that an artist has to go through to make it big in the world of music. Remember The Name as a rap song was just the side hustle itself for Linkin Park’s co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda. The single’s success paralleled the song’s meaning, as it didn’t chart when first released in 2005. In 2006 it began to be used in the media a bit, piggybacking on the success of Fort Minor’s single “Where’d You Go”. The NBA used it as the theme song for the 2006 and 2007 NBA playoffs and finally put the song on the national map.
This song’s lyrics epitomizes the entrepreneurial hustle. It takes everything listed and more to make it, and yes, there will be more pain than pleasure if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur in life. People will lie to you, manipulate you. Others will astound you and make you proud that you had a hand in their development. You will curse, you will cut, you will triumph and bleed your guts out for your baby, your business. All to the end that someone, anyone, realizes your legacy and Remembers The Name. Those are #LyricsToLiveLifeBy.