To driving some of the hottest cars New York has ever seen
For dropping some of the hottest verses rap has ever heard

from Jay Z – Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jay has always had a thing for “the hottest cars,” and no patience for anything else. As he memorably stated several years after this tune

We don’t drive X5’s, we give ‘em to baby mommas

The car Hova drives are also hot because the police is looking for them, either because they’re stolen or because they have been flagged as drug dealers' cars.

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