This S.C. CEO, the next Lyor, no
The next leader of the whole free world
Jay-Z was the C.E.O. of Def Jam at the time of this song. He’s Shawn Carter (S.C.), the C.E.O. He’s the next Lyor Cohen, who is one of the most influential C.E.O.s in hip-hop history. Lyor oversaw Def Jam for a while and is now the C.E.O. of recorded music for Warner Music Group.
Jay-Z compares himself to Lyor, but then says his ambition is even greater than just being some music executive: he wants to rule the world
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