The sweetest part of putting a lot of effort into something is when you see the fruits of your hard work finally manifesting. Below is a list of songs that talk about hard work finally paying off:
1. Drake – Started From The Bottom
This is the lead single in the album Nothing Was the Same. It talks about Drake’s humble beginnings and how his family struggled financially. He worked extremely hard to achieve all the success he currently has.
2. Jay Z – Roc Boys
In the track, Jay Z celebrates street corner capitalism, toasting to his cohorts. They are celebrating his success as both friends and associates.
3. Dolla – Make A Toast
Dolla celebrates finally making a lot of money in his career.
4. Maino feat T-Pain – All The Above
This is the second single from Maino’s debut album If Tomorrow Comes. He details the struggles he has gone through in his life such as going to jail from 1993 – 2003. He is grateful to have found success after his experiences.
5. Cardi B – Get Up 10
Cardi discusses her uprising in the rap game and her rags to riches story.
6. Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem – Forever
Drake shares how he didn’t get a record deal early in his career so he had to promote himself with mixtapes and tours. He ended up succeeding eventually.
7. Lil Wayne – Kobe Bryant
Lil Wayne shares praise for the work ethic of the legendary basketballer Kobe Bryant and how he achieved his success.
8. Drake – Nonstop
In the song, Drake flexes his abilities as a rapper and raps about the business moves he is making.
9. Big Sean, Drake, Kanye West – Blessings
The three rappers have been very successful in their careers. They decide to step back and just count their blessings.
10. Nicki Minaj feat Drake – Moment For Life
Nicki Minaj raps about her very successful career and states she will not take these moments for granted.
11. Rich Gang feat Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan – Lifestyle
12. Iggy Azalea – Work
The song is off her debut album and has been hailed as her most personal song. The motivation behind it was to tell her story of how she dealt with the struggle as an upcoming rapper in a new country after she relocated from Mullumbimby Australia to Miami when she was just 16.
13. Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard Play Hard
The main meaning of the song is basically the harder one grinds the more fun they can be able to have.
14. Kehlani & G Eazy – Good Life
The song goes into the success of the two of them and talks about how they want to continue making a lot of money plus remain successful in the industry.
15. Ed Sheeran – Remember The Name
The artists discuss their place in the music industry and juxtapose their current situation with their humble origins.