Nobody called the cops as my uncle bled
So I feel like I feel like I would like to know my uncle's bread

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


When Jay’s uncle was killed, nobody called the police. He feels that he’s now indebted to his uncle for his martyrdom- the money goes back to repaying his metaphorical debt.

I also thought Jay-z said, “…collecting all my uncle’s bread”. however, what Jay actually says is, “So i feel like would like to know my uncle’s bread”. Listen closely and you’ll hear it, Jay still got that rapid fire flow so i can understand how people would misunderstand what he said. So i feel like Jay-Z wants to know just how much money his uncle really had, seeing as no one called the cops as he bled. Maybe they didnt call 5-0 because he was rolling in them greenbacks like scrooge mcduck lol. who knows. but i digress, thats the lyric. Listen closely. You WILL hear it. Thanks to all those who explained this track, job well done. Peace.

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