Rapper Turned Geek MC Hammer Gives Mentoring a Good Name

(Part 7) Star Power Upload: (Old-School Flava)
Why Mentors, Role Models and a Few Sidekicks Make You Shine!

You’ve heard of ‘rapper turned actor.’ There’re a few that come to mind. How about ‘rapper turned geek?’ Well, MC Hammer has taken his game to a new playground. He’s gone from ‘crash and burn’ to ‘crash and earn.’ Hammer’s now sharing his experiences in a way that gives mentoring a good name.

What can we learn from a rapper as it relates to mentoring? Hammer has shown how to invent or even reinvent yourself. You have to fire-up your passion. He’s gone from a passion for Hip-Hop to a passion for gadgets. Passion is not really about swagger. It’s in how you take your talent and ‘bring it’ bigger.

Hammer has invested in a few tech companies. He’s put his money where his heart is. In order to upload your star power you have to invest in yourself. This could be by reading books to grow your knowledge or taking classes to expand your horizon. That’s how you set the stage for a brighter future.

At this year’s NFL Hall of Fame induction, many shared stories from their journey on becoming a pro. A few remembered how their hard life as a child kept them going and growing. With mentors, role models and sidekicks around, they found something deep down inside that inspired them to ‘get-up-and-go.’

Hammer would admit he made some mistakes. But here’s a guy who said he was “too legit to quit.” He’s now mentoring others in a kind of ‘shadowing relationship.’ Every success story is a lesson in how you invent or reinvent yourself. Hammer knows that as you invest in yourself you’re sure to be inspired!

 

(Part 7) Star Power Upload: (New-School Flava)
Why Mentors, Role Models and a Few Sidekicks Make You Shine!

First there’s ‘rapper turned actor.’ A few you’ve seen in the theater. How ‘bout ‘rapper turned geek?’ Not everyone at night’s a freak. MC Hammer moves his game to a new playground. Taking ‘crash and burn’ to a ‘crash and earn’ compound. Giving mentoring a good name. Sharing his experiences and fame.

A rapper doing some mentoring? Or is it just more venting? Hammer shows how to invent or reinvent. Firing-up his passion with fresh content. Going from a love for Hip-Hop. To working with gadgets and gurus in flip-flops. Passion is not really about swagger. It’s how you take your talent and ‘bring it’ bigger.

Hammer’s invested in tech start-ups. Putting money from his heart up. This says something about star power upload. By how you invest in yourself for life’s road. Reading books to grow your knowledge. Taking classes during and after college. Expanding on your horizon. Maybe a brighter future with Verizon.

At this year’s Hall of Fame Induction. Many success stories for fan consumption. Of going from a regular Joe. To becoming an NFL pro. The hard times as a child. Without mentors, role models and sidekicks, could have gone wild. But each found something deep down inside. That kept them inspired with pride.

Hammer made mistakes, he’d sure admit. But he’s the one who’s “too legit to quit.” Now he’s mentoring and influencing others. A kind-of ‘shadowing relationship’ with young leaders. Every success story is a lesson to keep. In how you invent, reinvent, and inspire yourself to the top of the heap.

Tip: Success is a lesson in how you invent or reinvent yourself by being inspired to invest in yourself.

Talkback: How might rappers and other artists make a difference today as role models and mentors?

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