I don't half-step on the 'caine
- A shout out to Big Daddy Kane, who had a classic song “Ain’t no Half-Steppin”, in which “half-steppin'” meant “acting fake”
Jay-Z says he also doesn’t “half-step”, but in the sense that he doesn’t dilute the cocaine he distributes with filler material
The Miami Hurricanes mascot is depicted in logo form in a “half stepping” motion. The school is known as the ‘caines, and has been associated with cocaine in an ESPN documentary
- Jay Z doesn’t limp around with a walking cane
Jay Z has a similar line in the song “Fuck all Night”:
Like I walk with a cane, ain’t no half-steppin!
Where “cane” is a triple entendre: ((co)caine, (walking) cane, (Big Daddy) Kane).
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