So when I reload, he holds #1 position
Other rappers are only number one when Jay is in between albums (“reloading” — a revolver metaphor)
Jay meant by this is as soon as he returns to the rap game, he’ll be back on top again. Seeing as The College Dropout came out in 2004 & Jay announced himself retiring after The Black Album (2003), his usage of “reload” shows that he never planned for a permanent retirement from hip-hop. He was gonna come back reloaded & dominate the game again, much like Jordan after his 1st 3-peat.
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