I’m feeling lazy so I’m just going to get to the point this week, this week my song is ‘U Can’t Afford to Build’ by Terminator. This song is just full of truth, Terminator tells things how it is. Let me explain that better (so much for getting to the point), Terminator talks about UK trap rappers who brag about having a lot of money and how they really have no idea what they’re doing when it comes to making money on a large scale. He practically lays out the thought process for these rappers who pretend to have money and why he’s so further up the food chain than they are.
“Man didn’t wanna go too ham, but you man are just talking too much trash”
“Your life’s like a yo-yo, one year whip’s cold, you cop mad clothes, next year your money’s low and you got dumb clothes, year after you’ve got clothes but your re-up money’s a no show, sold whip, sold watch, now you’ve got re-up for the blow, blow, new link ‘cause your old one thinks you’re a no show, you got food, nothing’s smooth, so things don’t flow cold, your income’s moving slow-mo so you dip in your re-up dough, next thing your re-up dough is mad low, see how your life’s gone from sky high to mad low.”
There’s always been a culture of showing off in rap which really doesn’t do much for anybody. A lot of people lie about it and for a good number of those that don’t lie, they’ll plateau at a certain amount of money. Those rappers that Terminator calls out are the same ones that have an influence on and get teenagers excited to be stupid with their money as well as making it questionably. This song is refreshing because Terminator is a guy that’s actually rich and doesn’t feel the need to brag about it and that’s how it should be, make your moves in silence.
Recommendation on how/when to listen: Anytime is perfect to listen to Terminator.