My gear is in and I'm in the in crowd
And all the wavy light-skinned girls is loving me now
My self-esteem went through the roof, man, I got my swag

from Jay Z – December 4th Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The fame Jay gained turned him from a self-loathing man to a man who loved life and himself.

When he finally had enough money to buy matching clothes and nice cars Hova felt on the top of the world; the girls who didn’t talk to him before because he was too poor started liking him more and he felt accepted by all the other cats on the block.

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