I pity the fool with jewels like Mr. T
With no history in my borough, they borrow
With no intentions of returnin', tomorrow
The sun don't come out for many

from Jay Z – Brooklyn (Go Hard) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jay-Z pities flashy guys who come into BK with no history there, because their jewels will be borrowed and not returned (stolen), and they may end up dead.

First line also references Mr. T’s famous line from Rocky III, “I pity the fool” (which even became a TV show!)

So if you’re a stranger, don’t come round lookin' like this:

mr. t

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