What you about to witness is my thoughts
Just my thoughts, man -- right or wrong
Just what I was feeling at the time

from Jay Z – The Ruler's Back Lyrics on Rap Genius


His thoughts are just that, his thoughts. They aren’t great proclamations of what the world should be.

The first thing that comes to mind when hearing these lyrics is a possible warning for the disses thrown at numerous other rappers (namely Nas) on the album.

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