When I was born, it was sworn, I was never gon' be shit
Had to pull the opposite out this bitch
Had to get my ri-ide on

from Jay Z – My 1st Song Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Based on where Jay came from, growing up so poor that he had holes in his shoes, you wouldn’t really expect he was going to do anything with his life. Instead, he made the exact opposite and followed a successful path both as a rapper and as an entrepreneur.

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