Heard money mentioned in my mother's prayer
Had nights my stomach filled up with nothing but air
Got 10 dollars to eat for 4 of us to share
That's why Hov act like that, quick to snap

from Jay Z – Get My Shit Off Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He grew up broke and hungry, and that’s the reason for his short temper today. The gravity of his impoverished upbringing and circumstances has cultivated the most formidable work ethic in him, to the point he’s willing to die to preserve the success he has attained for himself and his family.. All ties to the overall theme and sentiment of this track, his insatiable desire and need for success …

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