Continuing with the diamond simile, Prodigy’s verses are of high quality, and are a beautiful thing to behold.
In addition to “Exhbit C,” Jay is referncing “The Announcement”
Although Jay Electronica probably means Jay-Z and Beyonce, he also means Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn. It also connects with the Rothschild mention. So, Jay is kicking it with powerful people.
This line and the next line modeled straight form “Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys. “At night I can’t sleep, I toss and turn/Candlesticks in the dark, visions of bodies bein' burned.”
The introductory speech sample was also done by Louis Farrakhan.
Jay speaks of Kanye as though he is manual laborer, laying “beats” as one could lay bricks. Jesus also practiced manual labor, capentry. Just as Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to descend to begin his ministry, Kanye needed Jay for him to begin his rap career. Basically, Jay is to Kanye what the Holy Spirit was to Jesus right after his baptism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism_of_Jesus#Holy_Spirit.27s_descent
This line is extra good considering that since he “made it in America,” Jay might be expected to pledge allegiance to it, but in giving his loyalty to his grandmother instead of America, he ranks it on a lower peg than his family.
Jay-Z also implies that unethical business deals (drug dealing is commonly considered one) are nothing new to America, and that, like apple pie,“ they’re very American.
Given the context of the song, the second chance that Jay gets from God needs him to be reborn (Moses was sent down the river not long after being born). Of course place the Mississippi River where the Nile is biblically. He say something similar in Exhibit A, “I swam down shit’s creek and came up clean/ With a new lease on life like Andy Dufresne.”