While you ride the bench
Catch me swinging

from Jay Z – Dead Presidents II Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

You are a benchwarmer, Jay is a star player

“Swinging for the fence” means trying to hit a home run, a metaphor for an all-or-nothing approach

Reasonable Doubt is riddled with references to Jay’s all-encompassing ambition. On “Regrets” he says, “All that made me want is all that I could get”

See also, this line from “D'Evils”

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