2 of them shits was due
1 was "nah," the other was Illmatic
That's a one-hot-album-every-10-year average
And that's so (lame)

from Jay Z – Takeover Lyrics on Rap Genius


Two of Nas' albums were subpar (I Am and Nastradamus). For dramatic effect, Hov is underrating It Was Written which is a very good record that doesn’t quite match Illmatic (“that’s one hot album”)

This line can also read “Two of them shits was DUE,” as in “expected” or “doo” as in shitty.

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