Since I know what I'm up against
We as rappers must decide what's most important
And I can't help the poor if I'm one of them
So I got rich and gave back, to me that's the win/win
Rather than rapping about helping the poor — and thereby staying poor himself — Jay-Z rapped about meaningless cars and jewelry and stuff, got rich, and now he can (stress on the word can) donate to charity!
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