We bring knife to fistfight,
Like the kid who brings a grip of #2 pencils to the LSAT, Jay is over-prepared
You’ll find Jay-Z employing similar hyperbole on Cam'ron’s “Welcome to New York City”: “we brought hammers [guns] to the fight”
A dope contrast from the lines above where he admonishes Mobb Deep for bringing a knife to a gun-fight.
So, when Jay brings a knife, it is to a fist fight, another way of saying that in any circumstance, he will be the smartest one/victor
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