Self-Made

Album: True to Self (2017)
Charted: 85

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  • Here, Bryson Tiller details his road to success and the material blessings that his music career has brought him. Speaking with GQ magazine, the trap-soul king explained what "Self Made" means to him.

    "It just sucks whenever you work so hard to do something, and then a lot of people try to take credit for it," he said. "That's not only what the song's about, though. It's about how sometimes you deserve to go ball and splurge on yourself."

    "I feel self-made," Tiller continued. "There are a lot of people that helped me get to where I am, but I took the initiative to want to better my life whenever I was just working at Papa John's and UPS. I just said to myself, 'I'm done with this life. I want a new lifestyle.'"

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