Like I'm the president, but this ain't the Takeover

from Game – 300 Bars & Runnin' Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Takeover” was the infamous diss track from Jay-Z directed to both Nas and Mobb Deep.

Jay-Z was president of Def Jam at the time this record came out. President also suggests the exercise of power, military coups, etc., hence the wordplay with “takeover.”

For the next few bars, the instrumental from “Takeover” are heard in the background, making the line “this ain’t the Takeover” ironic.

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