Keep coke in coffee, keep money smelling mothy

from Jay Z – Never Change Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Coffee masks the smell of cocaine (c.f. Birdman) and moth balls masked the smell of money to k-9 police search dogs

“Keep money smelling mothy” is a reference to stacking ‘old money’: moths tend to nest in hidden, old areas like closets and old sweaters

Jay abhors the nouveau riche

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