But like Dale Earnhardt the game is racing through my veins
And I crash every time, but like I never hit the wall
Dale Earnhardt is regarded by some to be the best race car driver in Nascar history
A fatal crash in which he hit the outside retaining wall, ended his life. Jay-z is saying that the crack game is a part of him, that he’s addicted. He is also comparing a crash, which is fairly common in Nascar to a regular setback in the drug game(robbery, arrest, stick-up etc). Hitting the wall however is being compared to paying the ultimate price (much like Dale Earnhardt). Either death or very long jail time. Jay-z is saying he suffers setbacks, but he’s never been locked up or killed.
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