White Lexus before I had a deal

from Jay Z – Somewhereinamerica Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay-Z constantly alludes to the fact that became pretty well paid before he officially became a rapper by selling drugs.

In fact he was so well paid that he had a Lexus GS, a car which is pretty expensive, before even having signed a rap deal — he even drives one in the 1994 recreation scenes in the “99 Problems” video

It might be noteworthy that he says the Lexus was white, and he allegedly made all of his drug money from selling “white” (or cocaine). He made some similar lines on “No Church In The Wild” on Watch the Throne.

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