An interpolation of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”.
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Jay and Beyonce live in Tribeca (“triangle below Canal Street” in downtown New York)
Robert DeNiro — also a Tribeca resident — has received credit for the neighborhood’s mid-90s revitalization. His production company is called “Tribeca Productions”
DeNiro is also one of the co-founders, and the public face of the annual Tribeca Film Festival.
Wiz Khalifa references this line in his song “Black and Yellow”:
Bitches love me cause I’m fucking with their best friends
Monroe needed help with these lines when she sang this song in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – her voice was dubbed over by the soprano Marni Nixon
Jesus has got it locked from A to Z (Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega is the last.)
A later prophet, Kanye West, bit this line in “School Spirit.”
Just as dreamlike an assertion as the fast car which forms the central metaphor of the song
Tracy Chapman’s name has become synonymous with fast cars (see The Fugees' “How Many Mics”)
Beetlejuice appears when you say his name 3 times. (This also might be a reference to this line from “Mr. Carter”)
Much of the motif in this verse is Kool (who’s biracial) juxtaposing black and white stuff/people. A fellow who dresses like Beetlejuice makes for an appropriate reference point. How fucking awesome is this song?
A different car for each day of the week – the ultimate luxury
A reference to Eminem’s hit song “My Name Is” from the Slim Shady LP:
Well, since age 12, I’ve felt like I’m someone else
Cause I hung my original self from the top bunk with a belt