I miss him, long as I'm living he's living through memories
He's there to kill all my suicidal tendencies

from Jay Z – Regrets Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This verse is about Danny Dan, one of his oldest friend who died in a car accident. He was a hustler, it is said that when Dan was buried in the late ‘80s, he was wearing at least $100,000 worth of jewelry, Jay-Z looked up to him and even dedicated In My Lifetime to him. Hova talked about him in an interview as well:

Danny Dan was a cat in the projects, coming up, he was very influential in my life, but from afar. Holmes was doing it. He’d always put something away, not touch it. I was like, I need to be doing that.

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