This ain't no snap back, a nigga been trill

from Jay Z – Somewhereinamerica Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Been Trill was started by Virgil Abloh, you can see Kanye West and Travis Scott wearing and representing it. But Jay-Z is referring to the snapback by 40z Van, who did a collaboration with Been Trill.

“Trill” is “too real,” slang for real or true, so Jay-Z has been real from the start.

He’s also saying that this isn’t a snap back to the past, he’s been trill throughout his career…so this fact should not be anything new.

Hov is referencing the fact that ‘snap back’ caps (as opposed to the once popular ‘fitted’ caps) are currently the most popular style of hats. Hov’s career did not follow that of a snap back. He’s been trill since fitteds were in and beyond (just ask Bun).

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