I put my money on the longshots, all my ballers that's born to clock
Know I'mma be on top whether I perform or not

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

Meaning

Jay doesn’t mind investing on other people rather than buying more jewelry. He takes pride in recognizing artists with raw talent and leading them to success.

Even if he doesn’t release an album or performs live he’d still make money from the artists he signed to RocNation (Former Roc-A-Fella).

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