Hip Hop Culture for Grown-Ups
5. Sellouts put the gains before all else, including but not limited to: self worth, pride, & family. It becomes apparent rather quickly what motivates the sellout. Salesmen illustrate the positives for whatever it may be, & more importantly, provide the illusion of necessity, no matter the product. Often times, the only difference in a product being successful or failing is dependent upon how clever the peddler is.
4. Sellouts haggle. Haggling often denotes a lack of respect for whoever’s holding the purse strings. Whatever worth was determined beforehand isn’t good enough for the sellout because he knows best. Salesmen, on the other hand, negotiate, knowing that the cool hand is the hand in charge, word to Luke.
3. Sellouts are froggish, quick to jump at an opportunity with little to no trepidation about any possible backlash. Their world isn’t perpetual to real life, so this is rarely a problem. Salesmen think about today, as it affects tomorrow – as they should – because an unburned bridge means a place you can always return to. (If you smell my cologne.)
2. Salesmen take chances & risks for the sake for getting ahead, even if only in nominal increments. Sellouts are generally afraid to leave the comfort zone, thus stay with the familiar, even if/when it means tarnishing a proverbial legacy or two. For instance, a sellout comedian talks bad about his mom’s drug addiction on stage for laughs (& money). A salesmen comedian, though, makes you feel like you need to laugh with the jokes to get through the pain, like some form of thug therapy.
1. There is no difference, technically. Sellouts are salesmen without souls & salesmen are sellouts for the right cause.