See, I'm a hustler's hope, I'm not his pipe dreams
So when they speak of success, I'm what they might mean

from Jeezy (Ft. Jay Z) – Go Crazy (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius


Jay-Z was a dope boy himself until he channelled his hustler mentality into success in the music industry

Since Jay-Z went from hustler to millionaire, his type of success seems attainable for other hustlers (i.e., not a pipe dream)

The phrase “pipe dream” is derived from the hallucinations of smokers of opium pipes in the 19th Century; here, it is a double entendre for the crack smokers who the hustler serves

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