Invited to the inner sanctum of your chambers
Low chain 'em as the enemies approach
So raise your draw bridge and drown them in the moat

from Jay Z – "Grammy Family" Freestyle Lyrics on Rap Genius


These lines (and most of this ‘freestyle’) are lifted from Most Kings. Jay Z explains in his book Decoded that “you have to lift the drawbridge of your life once you get famous to keep outsiders outside.” He also points out that the “inner sanctum isn’t just your physical home, it’s the inner chamber of your life and identity, the place where you protect your essential self.”

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