We don't just shine, we illuminate the whole show

from Jay Z – Dead Presidents II Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay makes the above connection — between shining and his audience feeling his ambiance — explicit: his music lets him afford shiny jewelry and it also places him on stage in the limelight.

In addition, Jay is speaking on his rapping style throughout Reasonable Doubt specifically. Rather than purely glorifying the hustle, Jay reflects, telling the full story, the pros and the cons. He illuminates the whole show.

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