And either way, you lose me momma so let loose of me
Why will she lose him either way? In first case — he’ll die like many victims of the drug game obviously. In the second scenario in which he stays out of trouble working hard like a law-abiding citizen should — the thought of not making something with his life and not being able to get him and his mom out of the getto will make him depressed and dead inside.
Also, notice how Jay-Z alters his voice’s pitch when he says “loose,” just as his voice might fluctuate if he were struggling for his mother to let go of his hand so he could get to hustling.
Jay-Z also says, “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant” and this line keeps up that same motto.
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