Shirley Bassey's in the rear saying exactly
What I've been saying practically my whole career

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever” is the sample this beat uses, and many of her vocals are retained

Jay’s claims to have been saying that he and his team are going to last forever, though he’s threatened retirement too many times to count. Maybe he’s referring to his legacy

Additionally; Jay could be referring to the empire he’s constructed. Diamonds are a common family heirloom; Jay has built a business empire and amassed a personal fortune that will endure for generations even after his death.

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