We top of the totem pole
Jay-Z has 11 number-one albums, and Kanye dropped five multiplatinum critically acclaimed albums and they collaborated on the monster selling, critically loved Watch the Throne. Sean is also selling tons and G.O.O.D. Music & Roc Nation are the best crews in the game. They are definitely at the “top of the totem pole.”
They need to review their Native American mythology, though: Native Americans put the strongest symbols/animals on the bottom of the totem pole to show that they were the strongest (holding the rest up).
Also, when you “tell on someone”, you are speaking to a higher authority, but since Jay is at the top, he is the highest authority so there is no one he could ever tell to.
Finally, “totem pole” can be yet another play on words, heard/read as “told-‘em pole,” and rounding out Jay’s three-part “to tell” theme: a) “He never told”, b) “Who we gonna tell?” and c) “we top of the told–'em pole.” Jay states that they’ve already "told” everyone. Who is left to tell (or “get told”)? This imbues the line with symmetry.
This could also be a distant reference to Kanye’s line from “Big Brother”
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