"Aren't you sharp as a tack
You some type of lawyer or something
Somebody important or something"
Oh, so you’re one of them ‘educated negroes’ I’ve heard so much about?
Let’s hear what Jay Z has to say about it:
This dialogue is about the tension between a cop who knows that legally he’s dead wrong for stopping someone with no probable cause other than race, and a narrator who knows that legally he’s dead wrong for moving the crack. But legality aside, they both think they’re justified-and the fact is that they’re both used to getting away with it. So they’re playing this cat-and-mouse game, taking sarcastic shots at each other, arguing over the law. The confrontation is casual and confrontational all at once and shows how slippery language is, depending on which side of the conversation you’re on.“-Jay-Z (Decoded, Page 61)
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