Hold up, I wanna rock right now
My name is Hov and I came to shake the town
Yeah, your boy's internationally known
But I'm from the hood, got a pocket full of stones
The first four lines of Jay’s verse are an extrapolation of the first verse of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two”, the track that the beat is sampled from, which goes
I wanna rock right now
I’m Rob Base and I came to get down
I’m not internationally known
But I’m known to rock the microphone
Of course, this being Jay, he has to insert a reference to his now distant drug-dealing past.
D.I.T.C.’s Internationally Known which features Big L, Fat Joe & O.C., also features a chorus which references “It Takes Two”.
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