1st and 15, that's my cue, I'm through
1st and 15th is Lupe’s record label — see the above line, where Jay shouts out “the team”
Jay just spit a 16 bar verse, which is his cue to wrap things up; 1 + 15 = 16
The 1st and 15th are traditional paydays, leading to a sudden influx of cash into the hood which is often spent quickly. As a drug dealer, this was Jay’s “cue” to start moving product.
Nice triple entendre, Hov!
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