So I stretched the game out, etched your name out
Put Jigga on top, and drop albums non-stop for ya, nigga!
When Hova dealt drugs, in order to make the most of his stash he “stretched” his supply by mixing other substances in with the cocaine; this watered-down crack lacks the full potency of “pure” drugs though, and is less appreciated.
In the music business it worked in the opposite way for Jay; he created a classic with Reasonable Doubt but not everyone appreciated it due to complex wordplays and obscure references (Obscure before Rap Genius came along!).
In the following records (One each year from ‘96 to '03) he dumbed down to sell more copies, deleting everyone else’s name from the board and leaving him alone at the top.
This is also a subliminal diss at Nas, at a time when Jay Z and Nas was throwing jabs each other way. Meaning he came out on top over Nas. Nas confirms this on HuffPostLive At 28 minutes in.
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