So on that note, I'm leaving after the song

from Jay Z – December 4th Lyrics on Rap Genius


December 4th is the first track on the Black Album, which was supposed to be his retirement one; this line links back to the outro of the song which explains the motive of the album, explaining why and how he became who he is.

If you can’t respect that your whole perspective is wack
Maybe you’ll love me when I fade to black

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