I've seen pies, let the thing between my eyes analyze life's ills

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

Meaning

According to the official rap dictionary, a pie is a kilo of coke. Jay Z uses brain to consider the dangers and struggles of dealing coke and then puts in a song in a way that can be felt.

Life ills poisoned my body

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