Hold up, lemme move my bowels
I'll shit on y'all niggas, OG tell these boys
This verse starts “I used to give a shit, now I don’t give a shit more” and it ends here with Jay taking a shit on the competition as he pauses in the break to “move his bowels” which is a clever reference to the organ sample that laces the track (and to a bowel movement).
Jay-Z in Decoded furtherly explains this line saying
I went to such a visceral image here because i was trying to make a point: In America — and in hip-hop — success is supposed to be about accumulation and consumption. But the finest meal ends up as shit, which is a great metaphor for the fact that consumption’s flip side is decay and waste, and what’s left behind is emptiness. Empty apartments, empty stomach, unused objects. Which isn’t to say I don’t like buying things and eating nice meals as much as the next person (okay, maybe even more), but success has to mean something beyond that.
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