Especially on nights
I brought something home to quiet the stomach rumblings

from Jay Z (Ft. Eminem) – Renegade Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

His mother definitely wouldn’t be able to tell him he was too young on nights when he made money and could bring home some food

Jay-Z confirmed this in Decoded saying:

Of course, my mother didn’t want me on the streets, but it was hard to argue with a young kid who’s actually contributing to a household that’s stretched thin, even if he’s into some dangerous shit to do it.

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