Yeah, so what if you flip a couple words?
I could triple that in birds
No matter how much money another rapper can make from rapping, Jay can make triple that selling cocaine (“birds” being kilos)
He raps for the love and sells coke to pay the bills!
This is a constant theme with Jay (see his song “Rap Game/Crack Game”)
This is one of those lines in which you really feel the concept of the album, which is about what Jay would have become if he had chose the other hustle and had been as successful. This is why he chooses to say exactly the opposite of what he says on “U Don’t Know”: “Could make 40 off a brick but one rhyme could beat that”
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