Return of the Jedi, from Rio De Janeiro on the red eye
Yet I still feel the need to be fly

from Jay Z – Cashmere Thoughts Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Return of the Jedi is a reference to the third installment of Star Wars. Jay-z compares himself to a Jedi master on his way back home from a trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. And don’t think a late (red-eye) flight is gonna stop him from dressing up!

Otherwise odd, the placement of Rio De Janeiro in this line is to draw on the idea that Jay is getting exotic vagina he established in the above lines. It is a well known activity for ‘brothers’ especially to trip down to Brazil and partake in a lot of sex with the local women who are very attractive…

Also, red-eye-jedi is associative with getting high(marijuana)… your eyes can usually get reddened from smoking weed, it is an interesting play on 2 concepts by Jay, even though he is also referring to ‘fly’ as in his dress-sense. Pretty loaded line and possibly more inferences if you reach deep enough but the ideas are there.

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