Meaning I had baggage

from Jay Z – Heaven Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

By luggage he is really hinting that he had a lot of baggage — a complex moral history — when it came time for God’s judgement.

A flag should go up when Jay-Z explains his wordplay within the song itself: it’s often just an excuse for more. This is no exception: Meaning I had baggage is a statement about his writing skills, as in ‘My rhymes pack a lot of meaning.’ Sure enough, you can find evidence of this here.

Jay’s baggage implies his many burdens, drawing on Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”

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