I wish you insight so you could see for yourself
Jay advises young hustlers to be introspective. He wishes them “insight” into the potential pitfalls of the drug dealing business and also to be able to “see in” to their own selves
He then lists some powers it would be valuable for a drug dealer to have: to be able to anticipate plots against you by other criminals or the police
From Jay Z’s autobiography Decoded:
The “insight” is a play on words — I’m not just wishing you insight, but sight in, the ability to see beyond what’s visible, to see even within your soul.
Jay uses a decent dose of alliteration in this line and the ones preceding it to give a poetic feel to the sentiments he expresses.
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