Before Jay was hobnobbing with the likes of Oprah around Marcy, he played a different role on the grounds of those same buildings. A dozen years and countless accolades later, Hova’s rhymes (and Premo’s horn samples) still sound crispy as ever as he uses a deadpan delivery to draw a visual line in the sand for would-be adversary. And to think, all his good fortune grew from time spent dealing and daydreaming on the project hallway steps.
Jay-Z – “Friend Or Foe” (Prod. By DJ Premier)