Now it's hard not to kill niggas
It's like a full time job not to kill niggas, can't chill
Again, Jay is stressed because he has enemies on the streets that want to kill him. The problem is that he can’t kill them first because he’s famous, though he really really wants to
Later on, Jay would take a vacation from this “full time job” — in his autobiography Decoded, Jay-Z relates these two lines to the very early bootlegging of his later album *Vol.3… Life and Times of S. Carter". Jay heard from multiple sources that the man responsible was Lance “Un” Rivera, who Jay then assaulted at a Q-Tip album release party. With these couple lines he tries to explain how hard it is to stay calm in certain situations. In fact, Jay plead guilty and received probation for the stabbing of Rivera.
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