I repeat: my religion is the beat
My verse is like church, my Jesus piece

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Murder to Excellence Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay isn’t guided by religion, he’s guided by music. He is saying his rhymes are the truth, the gospel, and he’ll preach to all his listeners. Hov is often oblique about religion in song — see this note for more information

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