The allure of breaking the law
Was always too much for me to ever ignore
The allure JAY refers to in this song is more than the thrill of committing crimes for profit. It is the idea of challenging the rules of establishment for the betterment of oneself. Mr Carter’s occupation has always been outside of normal society’s standards, after all “a nigga never had a job”.
JAY still chases the allure to this day, challenging the way records are sold electronically and the recording industry sadly has yet to catch up to the #newrules.
It was also the allure that caused Jigga to come back after his botched retirement following The Black Album. Kind of an ironic song to appear on his supposed last album.
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