I hear you be the block

from Beyoncé (Ft. Jay Z) – Upgrade You Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Rumor has it that you run things, Jay-Z.
In other words, if Jay-Z is a [metaphor] (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/metaphor) for a whole street block, then it means that he is a powerful hustler; he’s a boss!

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