Hustling's still inside of me, and as far as progress
You'd be hard-pressed, to find another rapper hot as me

from Jay Z – Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay brings his childhood memories with him and he expresses them in his songs; the days he spent in Marcy dealing drugs are still vivid images in his mind. While the times advance and the rap game evolves, the quality of the rappers isn’t improving and now that Hova is taking over the rap game his competition looks inappropriate.

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