I hustled with vultures late nights, y'all muthafuckas woulda been food

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – HAM Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In this line, “hustled” is referring to selling crack on the streets while Jay was growing up. Vultures eat dead things, so Jay is implying that if the aforementioned “muthafuckas” went through what he did (sold drugs), they would have ended up dead.

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