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Jay-Z - Decrypt some of his lyrics

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by ash, 15 November 2006.

  1. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    From his song Encore, I would like to know if anyone can tell me the meaning of the following in bold

    Cheers, and no need for any haters to post here.
     
  2. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
  3. Jamesy

    Jamesy No. 7

    21 February 2005
    Dartford
    Manchester United FC
    The "16" probably refers to a rap verse, which is known as "sixteen lines"

    The "2 point 4" usually means settled at home, married with kids. So maybe the "1 point 2" means he's halfway there (with Beyonce)

    I could be wrong, but makes (some) sense to me! Hope this helps...
     
  4. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    I understnad what you are saying.
    Cheers.
     
  5. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    LOL!

    His talking about riches mate.
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Fullonrapist Staff

    21 February 2003
    Dublin
    The best idea may be to find who originally wrote said lyrics and find out what they meant, before Jay ripped them. 8)

    :D
     
  7. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    there is actual meaning to rap lyrics, wow, you learn something new everyday
     
  8. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Can you explain it then please :)
     
  9. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    I'm not a biter I'm a writer for myself and others
    I say a B.I.G. verse, I'm only biggin up my brother
    Biggin up my borough, I'm big enough to do it
    I'm that thorough, plus I know my own flow is foolish
    - Jay-Z

    8)
     
  10. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    @ashmufc

    Sounds like another jay-z rant, but i think he means after doing guest apearances on peoples songs (doing 16 (bars) = verse) hes gonna start charging 1.2 (mil) and then 1.4 (mil) and he will get you famous on mtv and bet and that "You wanna be in the public, send your budget", send the money and he will make you famous.

    Peace
     
  11. Ad16

    Ad16 Premiership

    13 November 2006
    Whatever the lyrics, Encore's a decent tune. 8)
     
  12. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Thanks :applause:
     
  13. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    Dude,you dont actually know or are you bein sarcastic? 8) Rap lyrics does have meaning in them...its like a song,with the diction flow instead of the serenade.
     
  14. Simmsm88

    Simmsm88 League 2

    29 July 2003
    I don't like Jay-Z as a lyricist. He makes some good songs but his lyrics are pretty much garbage.

    Nas
    Rakim
    Raekwon
    GZA
    AZ
    Cormega
    Dead Prez
    etc.

    are better
     
  15. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    Jay-Z is not quite a lyricist.Hes just a big time mainstream rapper.He is successful just because of that.Simmsm88,if you think that Jay's lyrics are pretty much garbage...try listening to P.Diddy's...that guy is a joke in rapping but he is just as successful as Jay is in terms of the business.For pure lyricism,look no futher than Nas,Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
     
  16. Simmsm88

    Simmsm88 League 2

    29 July 2003
    Yea I know. I've listened to them all. I don't even know who's popular on the mainstream anymore cause I all listen to is underground and go back to the classics.

    I can't wait till Pharoahe Monch's, Nas's, Ghostface's, & Raekwon's albums drop.
     
  17. the best rapper lyrics belongs to tupac even thought jay-z thinks he is the best , he is defo not even close. Tupac, biggie, nas has some of the best lyrics. im sure jay-z would've been forgotten already if he was in tupac's shoes, only rapper i listen over and over for all these years even after his death is tupac, legend.
     
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  18. Simmsm88

    Simmsm88 League 2

    29 July 2003
    Nah the crown belongs to Rakim, always has and always will.
     
  19. HulkWogan

    HulkWogan League 2

    21 August 2006
    Only god knows how Jay-z got this far, is he in the mafia or something?
     
  20. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    No, his a Hustler! lol!
     
  21. SPMC

    SPMC MY last WE07JLCC banners:

    22 February 2004
    califas norte
    Simmsm88's 3rd eye is wide open!
    "peace to the god's", N.O.I., and the 5 Percenters! ;)

    damn that brings back memories.
     
  22. Anyone think the Game has potential? You have him in your avatar SB so I was just wondering. I like *some* of his beats but the lyrics aren't really great.
     
  23. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    The game is real,no fake fronts,he's built of some hard-knock stuff.
     

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