This light work,
Continuing off the previous lines, Jay is asking the old Shawn Carter what if he would trade his past troubles for what he is dealing with now, (his past self as a drug dealer versus the paparazzi currently taking pictures and flashing their “light work” in his face). But don’t forget — ain’t no light brighter than Jigga.
“Light work” also refers to easy work, compared to the hustle of a drug dealer.
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