If we are both at the Pizza Hut, we must both be at the Taco Bell as well
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It dawns on them that they are both at the same place
Is he at a standalone Pizza Hut, or the Pizza Hut part of the restaurant?
160-01 Jamaica Ave, Queens, New York (Google Maps)
Man who carries large rubberbanded wads of money
“Rubberband Man” is the title of a 1976 song by The Spinners, though it is not sampled on the track
Swizz Beatz, an occasional T.I. collaborator, titled his solo album One Man Band Man
As opposed to a “natural born killer,” as in the Oliver Stone film
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez of TLC (RIP)
This isn’t Black Rob (a rapper who had a hit song “Whoa”, but was otherwise not particularly successful)
Jay-Z seems to be describing the movement of “coming out of the blocks” at the start of a sprint race
It involves gunshots (on your mark, get set, bang!) so it gets noisy
Also, Jay is referring to “blocks” of cocaine and to the fact that cocaine, a stimulant, can keep someone awake for extended periods of time.
When Jay is hustling, he’s got enough coke to keep a small town awake for days.