In late 1995, the Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC. In response to this new threat, Time Warner set out to create its own mega merger with the purchase of the Turner Broadcasting Company. In 1996 (the year Reasonable Doubt) dropped — Time Warner and Turner finally merged. Respect your M&A history kids
Jay-Z must have been keeping up with corporate deals all the way back in 1996. Talk about preparation!
This line refers to Time Warner selling its stake in Interscope Records due to the controversy surrounding rap music and Interscope artists at the time (1995). They bailed out on rap music or got away from it. Jay is hoping his workers did the same from the scene of the drug transaction.
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