And also his (assumed) clearer view of life now. Thinks he run the shit, but, just like the message of the song, everything inevitably comes to an end: fallin. Damn its corny when you spell it out
And he says it in a way expected of a drug addict. The running theme in the song is how similar the users are to the sellers
Its ‘back-back-backing’ — I don’t believe he’s intentionally referring to schmokin the good, no mention in his book anyway
Jay raps over Ye’s beats to go on Jay’s albums- people who are less in touch with how hip-hop works will give Jay the credit even if they don’t properly listen to the lyrics and just dig the vibe and beats (kanyes)
Fiddy got a little Italian theme going on in this last verse — Beretta being an Italian firearms company and Amaretto being a sweet Italian liqueur. Not sure about vendetta but it sounds Italian-maybe? Ol' 50 just letting us know how multicultural he is
Ironic, then, that both Wayne and Busta ‘kill’ him on his own ‘shit’
“Doing in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion"
Said in the beginning of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Jay just having mentioned London in the previous line, there may be a link (Shakespeare being from London, yeah? no? I just thought it was cool).