So put a quarter in your ass, cause ya played yourself
Like a game in the arcade.

from Marley Marl (Ft. Big Daddy Kane, Craig G, Kool G. Rap & Masta Ace) – The Symphony Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In Decoded, Jay-Z remembers first hearing Kane use this line in an earlier, likely unreleased, song:

“I couldn’t get Kane’s freestyle out of my head. I remember one punchline in Kane’s verse: put a quarter in your ass / cuz you played yourself. "Played yourself” wasn’t even a phrase back then. He made it up right there on that tape. Impressive

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