I was conceived by Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves
Who made love under the sycamore tree, which makes me
A more sicker M.C.
Gloria and Adnes Reeves are Hova’s parents names. Jay quotes a Biggie line from “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Kills You”: “My sycamore style, more sicker than yours”
In “Can’t Knock the Hustle” Jay-Z wrote:
Seven years more mature and after a reunion with his father, these lines show that Jay has come to view his conception as a beautiful thing — “made love under a sycamore tree” Even though his father leaving caused him a lot of pain and struggle, he’s come to terms with the fact that it has made him what he is today. It’s how he became a stronger person and a better artist.
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