Good-bye to the game, all the spoils, the adrenaline rush
Your blood boils you in the spot, knowing cops could rush
And you in a drop, you're so easy to touch

from Jay Z – December 4th Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Selling drugs poses a high risk but can result in a big reward, something that he didn’t get from rap at first, so he had to cut his expenses down for a while.

Jay loved that kind of life though it was dangerous but it was also full of fast paced action and excitement. Just like he had to boil cocaine to turn it into crack, his blood boiled when he was on the block, scared that the cops could catch him or that some rival dealer could shoot him while he was driving in his convertible car with the top dropped down.

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