[Verse 1: JAY Z]

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z & Swizz Beatz) – Power (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There is an interesting theme running throughout this verse: the October 30, 1974 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman

-The first line is an Ali quote

-The match has been nicknamed “The Rumble in the Jungle”, which connects with Jay’s “Welcome to the Jungle” reference

-Norman Mailer, whom Jay references in the verse, wrote a book about the match titled The Fight

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