Then you gotta bid it, good riddance
Goodbye, this is my second major breakup
My first was, with a pager
With a hooptie, a cookpot, and the 'caine
This one's with the stu, with the stage, with the fortune
Maybe not the fortune, but certainly the fame

from Jay Z – My 1st Song Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

First he retired from the drug game (the pager, hooptie, cookpot and cocaine were the tools of the trade) and now he’s retiring from the rap game (“stu” is studio)

In Decoded, Jay calls the way he says the “maybe not the fortune” a “bad Prince impersonation.” In adore “Adore,” Prince sings:

You could burn up my clothes, smash up my ride
Well, maybe not the ride

Jay is a noted Prince fan and listed him as a favorite artist (along with Seal) in a 1996 interview

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