I used to give a fuck, now I give a fuck less
What do I think of success?

from Jay Z (Ft. Nas) – Success Lyrics on Rap Genius


This whole rhyme is, of course, lifted directly from Eminem’s “I’m Back”

Some say he’s paying respect but where’s the reference? Warning: The truth hurts a lot. Jay-Z is known for notoriously biting other rappers' dope lines.


Jay-Z in Decoded explains this line saying, “This is a reference to Eminem’s "I’m Back” : What do I think of success? It sucks too much press I’m stressed."

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