Whoever said illegal was the easy way out / Couldn’t understand the mechanics / And the workings of the underworld, granted / Nine to five is how you survive / I ain’t tryna survive, I’m tryna live it to the limit and love it a lot.
This was the best away message back in the AIM days. It let people know that 1. You knew ‘old school’ Jay Z and 2. You weren’t going to settle for two kids, a dog, and a white picket fence. Truly life-changing shit.
Song: “Dead Presidents II”
I dabbled in crazy weight / Without rap I was crazy straight / Partna, I’m still spending money from ’88
One of the all-time classic OG Jigga joints right here. It’s cool to acquire some legal checks, but Jay Z clearly isn’t tripping. He’s had bread for years, lil homie.