My homey Strict told me, "Dude finish your breakfast"

from Jay Z – Public Service Announcement Lyrics on Rap Genius


“Strick” is John “Franchise” Strickland, a NYC street ball legend. During a 2003 tournament at Rucker Park in Harlem, Strickland (who played for a team managed by Jay) told a teammate who didn’t follow through on an easy lay-up, “dude you have to finish your breakfast”

Jay took the advice as well, and plans to apply it to his career by not phoning it in on his last album before retirement (The Black Album was one of his many “final albums”)

Here’s video of the play that birthed the lyric:

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