The mother of a rapper

Self-motivation, perseverance, and discipline are three of the most important traits you need before anybody else can invest their time, energy and resources into your vision. Rap’s latest success story, Russ, released 11 albums and dozens of songs on Soundcloud before he garnered a fan base to capitalize on. In a FORBES interview, he admitted that during his years spent before partnering with Columbia Records, the bulk of his success came from his “unremovable stain of self-confidence.”