People now realize that they have to be entrepreneurs, because there are no jobs. If there was a job you wouldn’t want it, because you have to be such a tool to do it, and be completely amoral, and personality-less.
I’ve seen this around — it’s tough negotiating early adopters and late adopters! — but really enjoyed a couple lines from this How To Be A Man interview.
DC: In that regard, people can dress for the job they want, or the way they romanticize that job. You express your ambitions by the way you present yourself to the world.
GO: Right. You start out as a phony and become real.
GO: Yeah. I like faggy shoes. I guess people think of dandy as effeminate, but that’s really a fop. There’s a big difference between a dandy and a fop. Have you ever read Baudelaire on the subject? For him, a dandy was a hero, it’s how to stand out as a real individual in a conformist context.
this last one in particular really gets me revved up, cause it seems hip hop culture could use some more nuanced language in this arena. faggies, dandies, and fops. holla! Andre3000, a dandy. Farnsworth Bentley might be more of a fop (though that’s probably inaccurate too). Drake is a little more faggy, in this *cough* GQ style guy sense of the term. I know peeps are still gonna be at risk if you use any of these terms on the streets, but this represents potential for some faggy, foppy, baby steps. As soon as Timberland gets the balls to release some Faggy Timz, for the urban and sexually confused, we’ll be off and running. word.