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