I been rich I been poor I saved and blown bread
Some say I been here before because of the way I zone
Jay is saying he has experienced a lot in his lifetime, and has seen the ups and downs of the game.
This idea of opposites returns in the second line because, at the time he was relatively still new to the rap game, but he performs as if he is a veteran.
Jay’s Buddhist inklings showing again with this not so subtle concept of reincarnation meshed into the above meaning.
The Dharma wheel will take you into the 6 realms and open your mind up to the concept above if you are feeling lost. LOL
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