Me under a lamp post, why I got my hand closed?
Crack's in my palm, watching the long arm of the law
Jay-Z claims that he got into rapping as a distraction from the boredom of selling drugs (you have to stand around all day!)
The double entendre is simple but brilliant: 1. I have “cracks in my palm” (Jay Z has some ashy, dry hands. All that money, you’d think he could buy some good lotion), 2. “crack’s in my palm” (I’m dealing drugs).
In his encounter with “the long arm of the law”, which one of these will he chose?
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