Most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, family
Never forgetting where we came from

from Jay Z – No Hook Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line a bit of dialogue sampled from the film American Gangster. Frank Lucas has just brought his brothers in from North Carolina to help him manage his burgeoning drug empire, and he lays down these tenets as the keys to both his and their success.

Immediately after this, he goes outside and shoots an old business rival in the head

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