A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 27, 2014
“Work until your idols become your rivals”

"Work until your idols becomce your rivals” is an Internet meme that became popular in 2013. Canadian recording artist Drake‘s “Thank Me Now” (2010) contained the lyrics:

“I could relate to kids going straight to the league
When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed
And that’s around the time that your idols become your rivals”


“Work so hard that your idols become your rivals” was cited on Twitter on April 6, 2013. The saying is popular with sports rookies.


MetroLyrics—Drake
June 3, 2010
Thank Me Now Lyrics
“Thank Me Now” is track #12 on the album Thank Me Later. It was written by Mosley, Timothy Z./graham, Aubrey Drake/pearson, Darryl I..
(...)
I could relate to kids going straight to the league
When they recognize that you got what it takes to succeed
And that’s around the time that your idols become your rivals
You make friends with Mike but gotta A-I him for your survival

Twitter
Ryan Downey Hurtado
‏@Ryan_Hurtado
Your idols become your rivals, then you meet micheal but you got to AI him survival http://myloc.me/7JLUk
5:43 PM - 2 Jun 2010

Twitter
Brian Cushing
‏@briancushing56
Listening to the new drake ...your idols become your rivals, so true. http://fb.me/Bjxh7fh6
8:51 PM - 20 Jun 2010

Twitter
Anietie Brendan
‏@anibrendan
Work so hard that your idols become your rivals.
5:47 AM - 6 Apr 2013

Twitter
- I Love
‏@WomenXWeed
“Work hard. Till your idols become your rivals” (-:
6:26 PM - 7 May 2013

A-Thousand-Words
“Work until your idols become your rivals. “
— (via LONUR)
(via IYMPORTANT)
09.29.13

Patton Hunnicutt, Clarinet
Work Until Your Idols Become Your Rivals…Or, Until They Can’t Rival You…Or…This Is Too Complicated
Posted by pattonhunnicutt on October 15, 2013 in Patton’s Timeline
Saw a great quote on Tumblr.  “Work until your idols become your rivals.”

Pokestache—Pokemon Quotes
Work until your idols become your rivals
Garrett Emerson (Darwin, Australia, NT) posted this on Oct 16, 2013 at 8:00pm

Twitter
Juan Iturralde
‏@Juaitu
“Work hard and give your best everyday until your idols become your rivals” #WorkHardPlayHard
9:42 PM - 27 Jun 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, June 27, 2014 • Permalink