My only job is cut the time in half

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – New Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Many people believe that the main job of a parent is to make their children’s lives better than their own. Jay-Z has set a goal of cutting the time it took him to “find his path” in half for his child

By age 13 (half of 26), Jay hopes that his son will be on his way to the good life. Notably, the time between Jay’s father leaving him, and his success as a rapper (in which time he was a hustler) was in the vicinity of 13 years. Jay would like to excise this tough period from his son’s life

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