Lil Wayne on the Metropolis City
“The metropolis city is a jungle and there ain’t no such thing as driving calm in a Bugatti.”
The metropolis has always been the seat of money economy because the diverseness and centralization of commercial activity have given the medium of exchange a significance which it could not have acquired in the commercial aspects or rural life.
The purely intellectualistic person is uninterested in personal matters because, out of them, relationships and reactions develop which are not wholly understood by purely rational methods — just as the unique element in events never enters into the principle of money. Money is concerned only with what is common to all, i.e. with the exchange value which reduces all quality and individuality to a purely quantitative level. Money with its flavorlessness and its indifferent quality can become a common denominator of all values — it hollows out the core of things, their particularities, their values and their distinctiveness in a way which is beyond repair. They all hover in the same gravity in the constantly moving stream of money. They all rest on the same level and are differentiated only by their amounts.
Furthermore, all emotional relationships between people depend on their individuality, whereas intellectual relationships deal with persons as with numbers. Do you want to know about the type of relationships I have? My morning routine is basically twisting up a blunt, thinking about my next dollar, I’m digging in the game trying to get some money out her. I’m so vain, it’s a problem, and the metropolis city is a jungle and there ain’t no such thing as driving calm in a Bugatti.