I could've rapped about my hard times on this song
But heaven knows I woulda been wrong

from Jay Z (Ft. Beanie Sigel & Scarface) – This Can't Be Life Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Scarface originally wrote a verse about his own hardships for this song, but after learning of his friend’s child’s death, it didn’t feel right to rap about his personal problems when his friend was facing much bigger ones.

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