They respecting my mind now

from Jay Z – "Grammy Family" Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Critics are beginning to realize that his lyrics are thought provoking and far from just the stereotypical references of “gangster rap” that have been placed on hip-hop.

With this line and the line before he’s also saying that the reason why he’s being courted by the bosses is more than just the choruses he’s spitting in his rhymes, but his business sense. Everybody wants to do business with a winner.

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