Real recognize real

from Jay Z (Ft. Jeezy) – Real As It Gets Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Real recognize real” is a huge rap meme; Jay-Z is talking about favelas and Jamaica and stuff to show

  1. That he is “worldly” and
  2. (This is where the “real recognize real” comes into play) to say that ghettos all over the world should live in ghetto-harmony

Furthermore, he pronounces the first “real” like “Rio”, a huge city in Brazil referring back to the previous line — the currency used in Rio is in fact the Brazilian real!

Somebody give this man a Peace Prize!

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