This Bar is from Jay-Z album The Blueprint 2-The Gift & The Curse. On the song “A dream”, JAY-Z pays tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. The song opens with a conversation between Jay and BIG. The exchange between the two is sort of a big brother to little brother conversation about jealousy and criticism where Big reminds Jay that “Nobody’s built like you, you design yourself.
Sometimes it is hard to remember that life is a marathon and not a sprint. JAY-Z says “you design yourself”. Meaning your life and your destiny is in your hands. There are some people that will tell you that you can’t achieve your goals. They are going to talk down on you and put negativity in your brain, but it’s a chance someone did it to them. The difference is they believed them. Just because they didn’t succeed doesn’t mean you won’t. Also, when you are doing something positive, you might encounter those people that will try to bring you down to their level. Some people call it the crab in the barrel mentality. Meaning if they can’t come with you, they will try everything in their power to bring you down with them. At this point it may become hard to stay focus and you may wonder are you doing the right thing. Block out the noise of others because in the end, that’s all it is. Noise. You have to believe in your dreams and continue to build your success . Remember, success is a life long journey of molding/ designing. Keep perfecting your masterpiece.