[Intro - Russell Crowe]
"Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?"
"Is this not why you are here?"
A soundbyte from this clip from Gladiator, perhaps the meme guys' college dorm room movie,
Jay starts the track like this to analogize his experience in rap to the blood sport of a gladiator, implying that he sacrifices himself or aspects of his life for the sake of entertaining others (e.g. not being able to live normally due to his fame or obligations to his fans).
It could also be interpreted as a shot at Jay’s detractors. The soundbyte comes from a scene after Crowe completely dominates the other gladiators and still the crowd does not applaud or accept him, much as Jay had completely dominated the rap game up to this point and yet still was not fully loved by rap fans leaving him to wonder Is this not why you are here?
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