The Law of Attraction can be summed up in three simple words: "Thoughts become things." The age-old belief has been explored by scholars, philosophers and creatives alike throughout history. As such, countless have adapted the divine principle as a guiding mantra, working to best direct where they are placing their focus and trusting that by doing so with intention, it'll help a vision or passion become fully realized in time.
Hip hop is no exception to this, finding its rightful place in the ever-evolving esoteric conversation. The idea that you can speak what you desire into existence has been woven into lyrics and discussed during interviews since the early days of the genre's conception, encouraging fans to look within and be mindful of where one's energy is being placed.
In addition to creating a soundtrack that can double as a medium for self-empowerment and self-expression, music has long been a great tool to help align one's mood and amplify one's manifestations. Specifically, hip hop by design finds its strength in giving a voice to others, speaking truth to power and creating a space for authentic storytelling. Naturally, the genre, as it has evolved over the years, has helped others cultivate a lifestyle that runs deep as a state of mind. This makes it a fitting incubator for manifesting abundance, happiness, health, fulfillment, money, success and so on. Regardless of one's religious or spiritual perspectives, or lack thereof, the conceptual basis behind the art of manifesting is one that many can get behind, even if it's difficult to explain or effectively apply on a regular basis. After all, what you think about, you bring about.
Some of the culture's greatest success stories such as JAY-Z, Will Smith and Drake -- to name a few -- have openly spoken about their own beliefs and interpretations of the Law of Attraction throughout their careers. Big Sean, Gang Starr, Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Ferg, Ab-Soul, Wiz Khalifa, Royce da 5'9, E-40, Jazz Cartier and countless others have touched on it in their music. In recent years, social media has provided another outlet for documenting growth and setting intention -- two factors arguably integral to understanding the power of one's mind. As artists use the platform freely, some utilize sites such as Twitter and Instagram as ways to hold themselves accountable for their goals and aspirations. Timehop is another interesting app that shows a glimpse into where someone was in years past, further speaking to how the Law of Attraction has helped others to realize fulfilling, abundant lives and careers.
Regardless of how it may be articulated, there are countless anecdotical examples of how one's mental attitude has played a role in the materialization of success. And while that may look and feel different for every person, there is still something to be said when our own words resurface in ways that have new meaning years after planting a metaphorical seed. From J. Cole noting the cultivation of his loyal fanbase in the beginning of his career to Khalid expressing his hopes to attend the Grammys one day, let's take a look at 11 artists who have tweeted their goals into existence.
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