he’s saying its much harder for deprived people to stay out of jail than to go in
the line in Pacs second verse should go
“Praying that a nigga dont NUT too quick”
no no no, he’s referring to females blowing up his pager non-stop for booty calls
its a double meaning, its refers to a .34 caliber pistol and also busting a 7 on the dice roll
may also stem back to how Jay-Z used Nas music so much, either via sampling or name dropping. Another incident that ignited this beef was that Jay-Z wanted Nas and AZ to rap on “Can I Live?” and “Bring it On”. Nas wanted his back royalties for “Dead Presidents”, Jay try to brush it off. Nas and AZ didnt show up and Jay had to write the second verse for “Can I Live?” in twenty minutes.
Nas was already pissed as both Reasonable Doubt and It Was Written were produced and released around the same time therefore Jay had no idea of the songs Nas was putting on his album. Biggie however responded to “The Message” on Life After Death but Jay did not. Why? Not sure. It wasnt until Nas dropped I Am…… when Jay started going hard after Nas
yeah at this point in their careers some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits glorified misogyny:
“Who You Wit”: glorified him being a pimp
“Can I Get A……”: slandered women who looked for a sugar daddy in a crude manner
“Money, Cash, Hoes”: title explains itself
“Girls Best Friend”: females will do anything for jewelry
“Big Pimpin”: self-explanatory
“Do it Again”: glorifies random one night stands and kicking girls to the curb
“I Just Wanna Love You”: proclaims women need to be loose or get out his face
“Girls Girls Girls”: not as blatant but still a ridiculous notion that he can have different sexual encounters with numerous women simultaneously
And what makes this worse is that Jay-Z admits that BIG’s death clouded his judgment on In My Lifetime Vol. 1 and that he put some tracks on there that now makes the album nearly impossible to listen to even though the general consensus is that some of his best lyrical work is on this album.
also refers to how much Jay-Z name dropped Biggie after he died. “The City is Mine” he claims he’s the new king. “Hard Knock Life” he says he raps to keep BIG’s name alive. “So Ghetto” he tells everyone to represent for BIG. There are numerous other name drops and references to BIG(including sampling lines and music) that Jay-Z performs on his albums from In My Lifetime Vol 1. up to this point in his career.
This can reference many things directly:
How Jay-Z sampled his songs on his first two albums.
How Biggie stole the concept of his album cover.
How he got AZ a record deal with one guest verse.
How he was the first guest artist on a Wu-Tang track.
How he was the first to “sing” on his own songs.
How he was one of the first to start Mafioso rap.
How “I Gave You Power” inspired “Me and My Girlfriend”, “Bonnie and Clyde 97” and unfortunately “Bonnie and Clyde 03”
also had “Halftime”, “Back to the Grill”, “One on One” released before Illmatic