Guidance? I never had that, streets was my second home
Welcomed me with open arms provided a place to crash at

from Jay Z – No Hook Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He never had any kind of a role model to look up to, and he emulated the street’s various figures since childhood.

Jay-Z echoes this same idea on “Made In America.”

The streets raised me, pardon my bad grammar.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “No Hook” by Jay Z Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box