What's up to E and Kirk? Welcome home to Taj

from Jay Z – Never Change Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay seems to be shouting out some of the hustlers he ran with back in the day.

E is presumably Emory Jones, who was in prison from a raid that Jay claims he was lucky to not be around for. Years after this song, Jay helped get him released after serving 13 years.

Kirk? Help us out in the comments.

Not sure who exactly Taj is but he also seems to be shouted-out on Vol. 3’s “Hova Song (Intro)”. Sounds like he just got out of prison.

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