I went from pauper to the President
Every deal I made set precedent
“Every deal I made set precedent” means that every thing he did was groundbreaking and set the precedent for those that follow. He did things his way, created the blueprint for the future
“Pauper” means a very poor person who benefits from government relief and public assistance programs. Going from “pauper to the President” shows how once upon a time, Jay was a recipient of gov’t help, but now he and his bombshell of a wifey are one meet and greet terms with Obeezeey.
Pauper to president could also refer to how Jay-Z went from being a hustler to rapper to president of Def Jam Records
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