So next time you see the homey and his rims spin
Just know my mind is working just like them

from Jay Z – Moment of Clarity Lyrics on Rap Genius


A false set-up here for the punchline that immediately follows. Jay briefly wants us to think that his “mind is working” like one of the poor mentioned above — that he’s still one of the hoi polloi. This is of course immediately contradicted by the next line, which reveals that the “them” is the rims on his car

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