Niggas I ain't dumb

from Jay Z – 99 Problems Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay states here that the snobby music critics, like the police in the next verse, play upon racist stereotypes to come to conclusions without actually looking at the facts. The critics here assume that because he is both a rapper and a person of color, that he does not possess higher levels of intelligence. Clearly, with a slew of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums to his name, as well as other brilliant business ventures, Jay can let the money do the talking now.

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