My man, cognition is a coding problem. What is debugging except abstract knowledge as it makes contact with ground—the bearer of theoretical knowledge forced by reality to update
Has the guru always been such a popular rap trope? It dominates the genre. And even those that arent explicitly dawning the guru mythos take up an angle of self improvement and therapy with their music- music for expressing your self, catharsis, motivation and etc.
just a few years ago the most popular artists in the genre- kanye, kendrick, J cole- were all playing up a guru image. Two of the more covered rap albums just released -rico nastys and megan thee stallion- aren't gurus but make self improvement/therapy a major part of their branding. the more traditionally hedonistic sub genres like trap get infiltrated by a self improvement strain thats different from the usual street knowledge with the post-xxxtentacion rappers. Rap as a whole may dispersed but I think what Im saying holds true with the music that gets pushed to audiences outside the traditional rap listenership.Does it? How are you surveying the genre? As far as I can tell it doesn't have a centre any more. It seems radically dispersed into a thousand local scenes and micro-scenes. The guru stuff has always been there in a sense. Dropping jewels dropping science, particularly in relation to the NOI and 5% stuff. Poor Righteous Teachers. But also street knowledge.
He's such a knob. So self-important. He did a TED Talk called "Extreme Ownership" where he walks around the stage saying shit like "WAR. IS. HELL. But war is also a great teacher."
Jocko ‘back to the book’ Willink cracks me up. The clips I’ve seen, unreal. You’d think running through lead was good. 5 hours sleep is a luxury, JW. One section he describes being out somewhere with his son, encountering a drunk and outlining their options with him. The conclusion was a choke out due to blood-born disease, no hyper vigilance there, no sir.
These old military war lords running management schemes for business, his inner circle must be a snake pit of competitors vying for attention. The fetishisation of it all is plain weird, same reason I’m surprised a terrorist event hasn’t gone down in Hereford.