A Couple Excerpts From Jay-Z’s Book

The NY Post has a couple of excerpts from Jay’s book DECODED.

* His First Arrest
Jay-Z’s first arrest came at age 16. He was dealing in Trenton, because his friend “Hill” had a supplier there. Hill had enrolled in the local high school, and one day when Jay-Z went to meet him, he got caught with crack in his pockets on the campus. Since he had no prior arrests, the police let him go, but they confiscated his supply. In order to make up the cash to the supplier, Jay-Z had to go back to Marcy and deal crack 60 hours straight — three days in a row, he writes. He kept awake by “eating cookies and writing rhymes on the back of brown paper bags.”

had A1 credit, got more crack
from the first to the fifth, gave it all back
if, I’m not a hustler what you call that?
This is before rap, this is all fact

After the jump, the “99 Problems” incident and Jay vs. Lance Un Rivera.

* Getting Away With It
Soon Jay-Z was onto bigger deals. He and his crew traveled up and down the East Coast, sourcing and unloading drugs. Jay-Z recounts the time, in 1994, when he was driving down I-95. He had a stash of crack in a fake compartment in the sunroof of his Maxima when he got pulled over by cops for “no good reason.” The police knew they couldn’t search his car without probable cause, so they called the K-9 unit — the dogs would be able to sniff out the drugs. But the unit didn’t show up, and the cops had to let him go. A minute later, he saw the K-9 unit speeding down the highway in the other direction, but too late — he was already home free. It’s a moment he would later recount in his 2004 hit song, “99 Problems” with the lyric: “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.” At the time, Jay-Z was slammed for the misogynistic use of the word “bitch” — but, as he reveals in his book, he was actually referring to a female dog, or the dogs that never caught up to him that day. “It would have changed my life if that dog had been a few seconds faster,” he writes.

* The Lance Rivera incident
Jay-Z glosses over his 1999 stabbing of record producer Lance Rivera, which resulted in the rapper pleading guilty to assault and receiving three years probation. He says he was infuriated because someone had leaked a bootleg copy of “Vol. 3 . . . Life and Times of S. Carter” more than a month before the release date of the album. When he asked who was behind the leak, everyone kept repeating the same name: Rivera. When Jay-Z saw him at rapper Q-Tip’s album release party at the Kit Kat Klub, he confronted him. Rivera “got real loud with me right there in the middle of the club,” Jay-Z writes, “It was strange. We separated and I went over to the bar . . . I was . . . in a state of shock . . . I headed back over to him, but this time I was blacking out with anger.”

After this, chaos ensued in the club, “That night the guy went straight to the police and I was charged with assault.” He says he decided to plead guilty after watching Puff Daddy’s trial on weapons violations that same year. Puffy was acquitted, and Jay-Z says he feared the state would be harder on him after failing to convict his friend.

“The hilarious thing,” he writes, “if any of this can be considered funny, is that the Rocawear bubble coat I was wearing when they paraded me in front of the cameras started flying off the shelves the last three weeks before Christmas.”

Read a few more excerpts here.


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90 Responses to “A Couple Excerpts From Jay-Z’s Book”

  1. neville Says:

    shit am getting these book.. that mafioso talk

  2. els Says:

    Can someone suggest some good Joell Ortiz songs

    Slaughterhouse was ok but I never really got into them

    “Ooh” and that Toca Tuesday freestyle were mad dope. Only other songs I’ve heard from him was that Drunk joint and the Classics mixtape

  3. SeniorCivilian Says:

    I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one
    Daps the nahggers.

  4. Hopp Says:

    ” I mean, if you hear some of the stuff Conway and Sap have done for Chic ”

    But I will.

    You done said you’re making a Best Of Chic compilation.

  5. SeniorCivilian Says:

    els Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Can someone suggest some good Joell Ortiz songs

    Slaughterhouse was ok but I never really got into them

    “Ooh” and that Toca Tuesday freestyle were mad dope. Only other songs I’ve heard from him was that Drunk joint and the Classics mixtape
    ^Project Boy produced by premo

  6. JihaD Says:

    Hopp Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    ” I mean, if you hear some of the stuff Conway and Sap have done for Chic ”

    But I will.

    You done said you’re making a Best Of Chic compilation.

    ^^

    You right. I been late, though.I gotta finish this Best of Banks for D-Block, Best of Meek for Amp, and this best of Chic. I just been lazy, real talk. lol.

    JihaD

  7. ILLIONAIRE Says:

    >> shit am getting these book..

    I’ll wait for the audiobook.

  8. JihaD Says:

    “It was strange. We separated and I went over to the bar . . . I was . . . in a state of shock . . . I headed back over to him, but this time I was blacking out with anger.”

    ^^

    “Ya man stabbed Un and made you take the blame…”- Nasir Bin Ola Dara Jones

    JihaD

  9. Hopp Says:

    ” I just been lazy, real talk. ”

    lol. I understand, tho.

    Between playing paintball and compiling “Best Of”s …

    Tough call.

  10. Hopp Says:

    Consensus on Kanye’s Gorgeous ?

  11. JihaD Says:

    Hopp Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    ” I just been lazy, real talk. ”

    lol. I understand, tho.

    Between playing paintball and compiling “Best Of”s …

    Tough call.

    ^^
    LOL.

    I mean, that and writing my own stuff. I just finished writing and recording my half of the EP we gonna drop before the LP is ready.

    JihaD

  12. JihaD Says:

    Hopp Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Consensus on Kanye’s Gorgeous ?

    ^^

    Haven’t heard it. AOTL is a shit sandwich with extra anal sauce, though. WTF is Kanye thinking???

    JihaD

  13. Hopp Says:

    ” I just finished writing and recording my half of the EP ”

    Is there a date for that yet, chief ?

    Needless to say, I’m waiting on it.

  14. Harlem World Says:

    Like a knife could ever penetrate Un’s fat exterior (ll)

  15. Hopp Says:

    LOL I’m not feeling AOTL either.

    This Gorgeous here features Raekwon and Kid Cudi, tho.

    Like it makes any kind of sense to unite those two on a track.

  16. JihaD Says:

    Hopp Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    ” I just finished writing and recording my half of the EP ”

    Is there a date for that yet, chief ?

    Needless to say, I’m waiting on it.

    ^^

    The EP should (hopefully, we are waiting on the artwork and the mixdown) be out by the end of next week- 9 songs, all original.

    The LP– we need to record 4 more songs, and do some re-recording on 3 of the ones we completed. It should be ready by the first week of Dec, if everything goes the way its supposed to.

    *daps*

    JihaD

  17. Harlem World Says:

    q-tip release party?

    niggas got amped to Breathe & Stop and started opening up knives?!?

  18. JihaD Says:

    @HW- lol.

    @Hopp- you got a link, or is it one of the album DLs floating around on the internet?

    JihaD

  19. Harlem World Says:

    breathe & stop >>

  20. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Smh who can fuck with him

  21. rex hussla Says:

    Directed by Shia LaBeouf?

    ^

    He directed the only video I saw for Cage’s last album…I think Shia is a big fan of Cage or some shit like that, kinda crazy.

  22. 007 Says:

    @HW- what up homie

    What was ur experience w bad boy how was Puffy Biggie etc

  23. rex hussla Says:

    I think that All of the Lights track is dope…I’ve already got 10 Itunes plays and I haven’t even had it a full day…the GOOD playlist is all I’ve really been rocking lately.

  24. vhingrhamesonyo'momma Says:

    I’m sorry hov this shit just sound made the fuck up or embellished. when does a k-9 unit not come swoop a nigga up? that shit mad phony.

  25. JihaD Says:

    Harlem World Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:54 pm
    breathe & stop >>

    ^^

    Vivrant thang>>>>>>>

    JihaD

  26. hl Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    Directed by Shia LaBeouf?

    ^

    He directed the only video I saw for Cage’s last album…I think Shia is a big fan of Cage or some shit like that, kinda crazy.

    ^He was supposed to be doing a movie about Cage’s life.

  27. Hopp Says:

    Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:54 pm Smh who can fuck with him

    ^ Beyoncé. I don’t really think you got a chance at this point.

  28. JihaD Says:

    vhingrhamesonyo’momma Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    I’m sorry hov this shit just sound made the fuck up or embellished. when does a k-9 unit not come swoop a nigga up? that shit mad phony.

    ^^

    Yea, I ain’t never heard of cops just letting you go because they don’t want to wait. If they gonna get you, they gonna get you, and if he’s traveling down I-95, then those MD cops AIN’T letting you go til they are satisfied.

    JihaD

  29. Hopp Says:

    Pardon the delay, JihaD, took a couple seconds to upload.

    cid-f01dedb7f8f4ec10.office.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Nah%20Right/Kanye%20West/Gorgeous%20[ft.%20Kid%20Cudi%20%5E0%20Raekwon].mp3

  30. JihaD Says:

    rex hussla Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    Directed by Shia LaBeouf?

    ^

    He directed the only video I saw for Cage’s last album…I think Shia is a big fan of Cage or some shit like that, kinda crazy.
    ^^

    Cages wierd ass Emo album? That kizza went from Agent Orange and Necro-raps to looking like Garth Brooks alter ego… WTF.

    JihaD

  31. hl Says:

    Kizza Cage >>> Emo Cage

    (II)

  32. JihaD Says:

    *daps Hopp*

    Thanks fam, DLing now.

    JihaD

  33. hl Says:

    Peace…

  34. JihaD Says:

    hl Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Kizza Cage >>> Emo Cage

    (II)

    ^^

    Co-sign

    Movies for the Blind & Hells Winter>>>>>>

    EL-P was giving that Kizza HEAT on Hells Winter.

    JihaD

  35. Hopp Says:

    * daps JihaD *

    * vanishes momentarily *

  36. rex hussla Says:

    Cages wierd ass Emo album? That kizza went from Agent Orange and Necro-raps to looking like Garth Brooks alter ego… WTF.

    ^

    I know right? That track with the video was kinda cool…I remember it premiered the same day as Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” on MTV2 and I was thinking that Cage’s video was way iller…then I never saw it again on TV.

  37. rex hussla Says:

    I have this old Smut Peddlers DVD when Cage is waaaaay out there on drugs. The videos and interviews on that are so wild. There’s an interview with that old dirtbag that had all sorts of pervy shit on Public Access in New York City, Cage talks about smashing a midget pro in Amsterdam being he was fucked up and he wanted to tell the story LMAO

  38. Harlem World Says:

    @ 007

    technically i worked for kirk burrowes & harve pierre, not puffy

    but puff is a boss no doubt, you learn a lot from him (ll) ,whether the methods are unethical or not

    only met biggie twice in 2 meetings, he was cool, we was at different ends of the table though so they were small convos about radio, who he’s in the studio with.

  39. rex hussla Says:

    When Jay-Z saw him at rapper Q-Tip’s album release party at the Kit Kat Klub, he confronted him.

    ^

    That’s D-Block’s favorite club ever

  40. Harlem World Says:

    jay-z stabbed d block

  41. JihaD Says:

    only met biggie twice in 2 meetings, he was cool,

    ^^

    Never been jealous of another man til I read this…

    JihaD

  42. 007 Says:

    Dam HW seems like u lived a great life n got to see a lot man

    That’s what’s up yo

  43. rex hussla Says:

    D-Block was excited about the Kit Kat Klub…

    until he tried to order a Kit Kat McFlurry and they told him they only served alcohol

  44. JihaD Says:

    rex hussla Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    D-Block was excited about the Kit Kat Klub…

    until he tried to order a Kit Kat McFlurry and they told him they only served alcohol

    ^^

    Real rap, there is a resturant here in ATL called Flip that serves Krispy Kreme Milkshakes…

    JihaD

  45. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Did Philly cats fuck wit Ram Squad?

  46. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    Most people dont know this but jayz was throwin shots at cam on welcome to new york

    You gotta remember lance un signed cam and jay stabbed un at the kit kat club, u rmbr that line on welcome to new york

    The judge said “Is this that thug, from the kit kat club?”
    But I got enough chips stacked up to make a bitch to back up

  47. 007 Says:

    What’s good Jihad? Thoughts on this Jay book?

  48. Hopp Says:

    Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends.

  49. JihaD Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    Did Philly cats fuck wit Ram Squad?

    ^^

    On some real nigga shit? Yea, til they starting skitzing and snitching on each other. Richard Allen Mob was certified, but Tommy stayed highed the fuck up on zannies and pills, culminating with that nigga walking round Passyunk with a Rocket Launcher cuz a nigga fucked with his girl.

    Music wise? Not really. Niggas had Tracey Lee and the Figgas cracking when RAM came out, and the Figgas RAN the rap shit in Philly at the time.

    JihaD

  50. Harlem World Says:

    @007

    its ups and downs, you gotta have a love for music imo, otherwise the stress will get to you

    i met some good people, proud to say i worked on some classic projects, “sat at the table with bosses”

    but its constant pressure, like we had to set up a radio promo in 1999 for Forever..bare in mind his last album pushed 7 mil i think

    Puff fucked up in detroit & la, this is why Forever bricked so hard..because he fucked up his own radio promo like an asshole

    but the artists never get the blame, which is why mad people got fired as a result

    that album was a frivolous, overpriced piece of shit

  51. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    there is a resturant here in ATL called Flip that serves Krispy Kreme Milkshakes…
    ^
    Wotttttttt

  52. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    welcome to new york
    ^
    What a fucking song

    Come Home With Me >>>>>>>>>>

    top ten fav LP of the decade.

  53. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    How about the first member of State Property, Murder Mil?
    I’ve been on a Philly bent lately.

    I’m looking for that unreleased Dutch & Spade LP too.

  54. JihaD Says:

    007 Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    What’s good Jihad? Thoughts on this Jay book?

    ^^

    Still on the fence about it. I’ll probably cop it when I see it in the store, but I doubt it will be as interesting as the Wu- Tang Manuel, Ego Trips Book of Rap Lists (GOAT hip-hop history book), or the Southside Book about Preme, Fat Cat, and 50. That shit was dope.

    Judging by these excerpts, though, CamelGOAT isn’t revealing anything that would make it more interesting than the WU-Tang Manual. This is a “safe” book, such as it were, so as not to reveal anything that would make you look twice at Camel (read: his Kizza overseers, who ultimately sign his checks).

    JihaD

  55. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    Just Blaze was in the ZONE on CHWM.

  56. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    What car do yall think is better Mercedes cls or bmw 750

  57. JihaD Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    How about the first member of State Property, Murder Mil?
    I’ve been on a Philly bent lately.

    I’m looking for that unreleased Dutch & Spade LP too.

    ^^

    Murder Mil-silverbackmuzik.blogspot.com/2010/10/murda-mil-street-scriptures.html

    Dumb nigga got locked up for a burner and some green, SP blew up, and they basically said fuck him, he a loose cannon, and we already got enough of them niggas in the group. Then Peedi came home, and they added him.

    Dutch and Spade LP? You talking bout the Untertainment Debut? Sheeeiit. Good luck with that one. That shit is “Let The Lox Go” Status– check my tumblr for a link to all the Figgas mixtapes, though.

    Best of Spade Disc 1 and 2>>>>>>>>

    JihaD

  58. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Yo these excerpts are some of the dumbest things I’ve ever read in my life.

    A dog was running down the highway Jay, really?

    You had a 60 hour stash in your pocket? How many customers you seeing in 60 hours there Jay?

    And we all know why he really stabbed up Lance.

  59. 007 Says:

    Dats what I’m sayin hw da corp side of da game seem very cutthroat
    All bout connections

  60. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    The Hunger For More 2 [Album Preview]
    mediafire.com/?2ba1owmtzaq92x3

  61. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    # Vincent Van Dro Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Yo these excerpts are some of the dumbest things I’ve ever read in my life.

    A dog was running down the highway Jay, really?

    You had a 60 hour stash in your pocket? How many customers you seeing in 60 hours there Jay?

    And we all know why he really stabbed up Lance.
    ^^^

    He said the stash was in a secret compartment and we all know jayz is telling lies, cause we all can name one job that he had before he was a m.c, he just hung around dope dealers but nvr did shit. They just liked to give a lazy nigga who not contributing to the team money and whips. Yup i knew a lot of d dealers like this

  62. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    and the dogs wasnt speeding down the highway, he saw the k9 car speeding down the highway

  63. JihaD Says:

    d_Block_4_Life Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    there is a resturant here in ATL called Flip that serves Krispy Kreme Milkshakes…
    ^
    Wotttttttt

    ^^

    Fo real, for a recovering Fat Nigga like me, I can’t even step in the place. They sell the Luther Burger there (Double Bacon Cheeseburger with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts instead of a bun) and their Milkshake bar is legendary.

    JihaD

  64. 007 Says:

    @Jiadx2 agreed

    Dat nigga tryna get nto politics he ain givin up no real game. Dat book for kizzas who don’t understand lyrics all the way n for Jay stans period. Prolly a good table top addition tho. Ill pass

  65. JihaD Says:

    that album was a frivolous, overpriced piece of shit

    ^^

    Forever was a terrible album that had some dope ass verses on it.

    Reverse (minus Diddy) is >>>>>>>>>

    JihaD

  66. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    (Double Bacon Cheeseburger with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts instead of a bun)
    ^
    lmao gtfoh… that doesn’t even sound good

  67. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    His First Arrest

    ^^^

    he wasn’t “arrested”

    he got caught with crack in his pockets

    ^^^

    ok, and?

    In order to make up the cash to the supplier, Jay-Z had to go back to Marcy and deal crack 60 hours straight — three days in a row

    ^^^

    so you had three days PROFIT (not gross, stay close) worth of product in your pocket? Because that’s what this is saying. It ain’t adding up.

  68. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    WTF U NVR HEARD OF A STASH BOX???

  69. Harlem World Says:

    @ Jihad

    Forever? Do I need to remind you of the shit sandwhich that was P.E 2000 song and video?

  70. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    13. Sooner or Later (Die 1 Day) – (featuring Raekwon)
    ^
    This sounds dope from the snippet

  71. d_Block_4_Life Says:

    1

  72. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    “he saw the K-9 unit speeding down the highway”

    then …

    “if that dog had been a few seconds faster”

    dogs drive now? And if this suppos-ed K9 unit was driving down the highway, and was being waited on by other cops, don’t you think those other cops would’ve been on THEIR RADIOS? saying they’re close? Or something? Really they ain’t got no walkies?

  73. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    @ VINCENT, ESKAY QUOTED THE STORY WRONG, HERE IT IS MY MAN

    His First Arrest

    Jay-Z’s first arrest came at age 16. He was dealing in Trenton, because his friend “Hill” had a supplier there. Hill had enrolled in the local high school, and one day when Jay-Z went to meet him, he got caught with crack in his pockets on the campus. Since he had no prior arrests, the police let him go, but they confiscated his supply. In order to make up the cash to the supplier, Jay-Z had to go back to Marcy and deal crack 60 hours straight — three days in a row, he writes. He kept awake by “eating cookies and writing rhymes on the back of brown paper bags.”
    WireImage
    Jay-Z and Beyoncé

    * Getting Away With It

    Soon Jay-Z was onto bigger deals. He and his crew traveled up and down the East Coast, sourcing and unloading drugs. Jay-Z recounts the time, in 1994, when he was driving down I-95. He had a stash of crack in a fake compartment in the sunroof of his Maxima when he got pulled over by cops for “no good reason.” The police knew they couldn’t search his car without probable cause, so they called the K-9 unit — the dogs would be able to sniff out the drugs. But the unit didn’t show up, and the cops had to let him go. A minute later, he saw the K-9 unit speeding down the highway in the other direction, but too late — he was already home free. It’s a moment he would later recount in his 2004 hit song, “99 Problems” with the lyric: “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.” At the time, Jay-Z was slammed for the misogynistic use of the word “bitch” — but, as he reveals in his book, he was actually referring to a female dog, or the dogs that never caught up to him that day. “It would have changed my life if that dog had been a few seconds faster,” he writes

    Read more:nypost.com/p/entertainment/music/jay_how_went_from_rags_to_riches_9gj3fHlhdOvuL46pd8H3XM/1#ixzz14MQXsCX4

  74. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    WTF U NVR HEARD OF A STASH BOX???

    ^^^

    this is a direct quote:
    “he got caught with crack IN HIS POCKETS”

    your logic is dumber than a Palin

  75. Hopp Says:

    dogs drive now?

    ^ I’m gone, yo.

    Tell me where you stand regarding the track later, if possible, JihaD.

    Peace.

  76. JihaD Says:

    Harlem World Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    @ Jihad

    Forever? Do I need to remind you of the shit sandwhich that was P.E 2000 song and video?

    ^^

    Oh nah, that album was absolutely terrible, but the Jawns that was on the Clue? Tape The Rulers Back (Do You Like It Ft. CamelGoat, the Jawn with Lil Kim and Mark Curry, and Reverse w Shyne, G-Dep, Cee-Lo, Sauce Money ,and Busta) were dope– I couldn’t front on those jawns.

    Sean rapping bout Gangsta shit, though? FOH…

    JihaD

  77. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Ice your c&p has the exact quotes I’m referring to.

  78. rex hussla Says:

    I hope cats are being sarcastic, because if their reading comprehension is this bad I actually feel terrible for them.

  79. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    P.E 2000 song

    ^^^

    I like that beat pausito

  80. 007 Says:

    Wouldn’t surprise of Jay wasn’t gettin as much money in the streets as he portays

  81. JihaD Says:

    007 Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    @Jiadx2 agreed

    Dat nigga tryna get nto politics he ain givin up no real game. Dat book for kizzas who don’t understand lyrics all the way n for Jay stans period. Prolly a good table top addition tho. Ill pass

    ^^

    Thats what I’m saying… All that jawn sounds like is revisonist history book, not an actual critique on his own writing and his thinking process. I mean, that whole K-9 story? That was the inspiration for a song you wrote almost 20 years later? Shit ain’t adding up… The story or the link to 99 Problems.

    JihaD

  82. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    # 007 Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Wouldn’t surprise of Jay wasn’t gettin as much money in the streets as he portays
    ^^^

    Nope they paid for videos in there first video in st. thomas on boats, with ious

  83. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Jay on Ether:

    “Nas had always wanted to get on a song with me. After years of being turned down he decided to just dedicate a song to me instead. It was a special moment in our friendship.”

    from:

    thisisbullshitrevisionisthistoryfordumbpeople.com

  84. JihaD Says:

    Vincent Van Dro Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    P.E 2000 song

    ^^^

    I like that beat pausito

    ^^

    I hope so, because its a direct loop of Public Enemy- Public Enemy #1

    youtube.com/watch?v=VN4zb4LBNqk

    JihaD

  85. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    All that jawn sounds like is revisonist history book

    ^^^

    thank you

    *daps Gee Hod*

  86. b-ease Says:

    and the Figgas RAN the rap shit in Philly at the time.

    ^^
    I visited my cousin in Philly the summer they were popping. Every car was blasting that tape. Gillie fathered alot of niggas styles, quiet as kept.

  87. fuck boy music Says:

    Jay-Z never sold crack. fucking liar.

  88. bctw Says:

    he never sold crack and he damn sure didn’t stab Un. He already admitted that a long time ago.

  89. spirit equality Says:

    he stayed up for 60 hours by eating cookies and writing rhymes? does anybody believe that? most of jay’s drug dealer stories sound absurd to me, come to think of it….wait for the k-9 unit? you know how many cops do illegal searches? lmao @ wait for the k-9 unit.

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