Me and Ty Ty is like Pablo and Popeye
Jay-Z has mentioned is childhood friend Ty Ty countless times over the years. Now he is comparing himself and Ty Ty to Pablo Escobar and Popeye.
Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist, an elusive cocaine trafficker and an extremely rich criminal
Popeye was Pablo Escobar’s hitman.
We offered prices. US$2,500 for a dead policeman, and up to $250,000 for a general. Pablo Escobar gave the order to hand out the guns that were hidden in the comunas. We gave out mini-Uzis, mini-Atlantas, R-165 rifles, .556s, and Barreta pistols. They gave out more than 2,500 guns. Pablo Escobar always thought big.
Jay draws, pun intended, a double parallel here with the Pablo/Popeye lines. He is an artist like Pablo Picasso but was a gangster in his earlier life, like Pablo Escobar and TyTy is his right hand man like Popeye was to Escobar.
This could also recall Picasso Baby as Pablo used to dress up as Popeye sometimes.
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