I'm' bout to show you broke, my next one a movie
Cause third times the charm, that's word to Sam Bowie
This could mean one of two things.
The more unlikely ‘third times the charm’ reference, is that Sam Bowie was named a third team NCAA All American in 1981.
More likely, is that Bowie was the second pick in the NBA draft in 1984, Michael Jordan being the third. While Bowie was projected to be a better player than Jordan, we all know how that went. Thus, ‘third times the charm’, equates to ‘third pick’s the best’ in this reference. He applies this concept to his upcoming third album. It will be his best work yet.
Jay-Z made a reference to the latter explanation.
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