I'm tight grill when my situation ain't improving
I'm tryna murder everything moving, feel me?!

from Jay Z – Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay’s trying to climb the rankings of the rap game and to do that he needs to get rid of the other rappers and establish himself as one of the best.

He wants to kill them, but only rap-wise, he isn’t involved in criminal activities and shootings anymore now that he’s a successful rapper.

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