And if I ain't better than Big, I'm the closest one
So move over - hoes, choose Hova

from Jay Z – Hola' Hovito Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“If I ain’t better than BIG.. then at least I stole a bunch of his cool, obscure lines!”

Hov’s signee, J. Cole, later referenced this line on the Kanye West track “Looking For Trouble”, while R.A. The Rugged Man did the same on “Renaissance”.

This line also got a direct response from Nas on “Ether

First Biggie’s your man / Then you got the nerve to say that you better than Big

Eventually, it’s all about Biggie Smalls

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