And niggas get tied up for product
And little brothers' ring fingers get cut up
To show mothers they really got em

from Jay Z – December 4th Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A reference to the movie Paid in Full, which is illustrative of the meme of kidnapped people getting their fingers cut off, so that the kidnappers demanding ransom could show that they weren’t playing by sending the fingers to the mothers of the dealers they caught.

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