He’d rather be dead than be a “bucket of unlocked potential”
Kendrick Lamar might have referred to these lines on “M.A.A.D. City”:
We adapt to crime, pack a van with four guns at a time
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In Jay-Z’s book, Decoded he cites this line as “‘round seven jewels.” (page 106).
Jewels also makes sense because at the time, Rayful Edmond was the face of hustlers' wealth and street bourgeois.
Jay-Z was saying “round seven Jews” Implying that if he was to be caught dealing on the kingpin level he would need a team of (Jews) lawyers to save him. Dealing on a kingpin level will get you FED time, and the only hope of getting off would be a powerhouse team of attorneys.
“7 Jewels” sounds like the politically correct version. The 7 Jews line is also followed by “Forgetting all I ever knew, convenient amnesia…I suggest you call my lawyer, I know the procedure”
Soon to be a millionaire
It’s a convertible
A type of car build, normally sporty and with two seats
Taking a drug test as part of probation
He’s having sex with your girl in exchange for a small cup of Crystal champagne
Crack cocaine comes in one big rock which then gets chipped down into smaller amounts for sale
Nobody else is allowed to sell drugs, if they do they’ll have problems with Fabo
Think he’s saying that other drug dealers dislike Fab, since he “chop rocks bigger than Chris Rock front teeth” (i.e., sells larger rocks than other dealers).