Z
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R is for residuals I’ll stack in this business
And the I is for impeccable with music and bitches
The two Zs is don’t sleep cus if you blink you could miss it
Nigga O is overlooked until I started the spitting
Yeah
R is for residuals I’ll stack in this business
And the I is for impeccable with music and bitches
The two Zs is don’t sleep cus if you blink you could miss it
Nigga O is overlooked until I started the spitting
16 Bars for every nigga tryna battle with the man
Never back down from a challenge pen and pad up in my hand
Punchlines leave a nigga paralyzed and shitting in his pants
Tryna takeover the city and I’m sticking to the plan
Top 5 dead or live nigga who is fucking with me
Shots fired you survived reload the clip and squeeze it empty
Not surprised you really tried but I’m just mad you tried to get me
My guys really slide spin ya block inside a renty
I been playing singing round but it’s time to bring that rap back
Saying I can’t spit so damn I guess its time to clap back
Bars gon hit ya brain and leave it sitting where ya lap at
Gotta make a beat so where my hard drive and my Mac at
Was going through depression shit it had me losing focus
Now I’m back making the magic all these verses Hocus Pocus
I been tryna get this Power feeling like my name is Ghost and
I been staying off the gram ain’t really with all of the posting
I been tryna get this project started up for like a year or two
A couple mental breakdowns yeah I shedded a tear or two
But now I got some heat in the stash its time a share a few
All these tracks is sick shit nigga go get the Theraflu
R is for residuals I’ll stack in this business
And the I is for impeccable with music and bitches
The two Zs is don’t sleep cus if you blink you could miss it
Nigga O is overlooked until I started the spitting
Yeah
R is for residuals I’ll stack in this business
And the I is for impeccable with music and bitches




The two Zs is don’t sleep cus if you blink you could miss it
Nigga O is overlooked until I started the spitting

Overall Meaning

In the song Z, Jay breaks down the meaning behind the letters in the title. He starts with "R is for residuals I'll stack in this business," indicating that he is focused on building wealth and stability in the music industry. He then moves on to "I is for impeccable with music and bitches," highlighting his commitment to excellence with his art and his ability to attract women.


The two Zs represent the need to stay alert and not miss any opportunities in the fast-paced industry. Jay warns his listeners not to sleep or blink, as they could miss something important. The final letter, O, represents being overlooked until he started rapping. It is a reminder to the industry and the audience to give him the recognition he deserves.


The rest of the lyrics showcase Jay's skills as a rapper and his dedication to the craft. He is unafraid of challenges and will take on any opponent with his pen and pad in hand. He boasts about leaving his competitors paralyzed and scared, determined to take over the city with his music. Despite his successes, Jay has faced his own battles with depression and setbacks in his career. However, he is now ready to share his music with the world, and he encourages his fans to listen and enjoy.


Line by Line Meaning

R is for residuals I’ll stack in this business
I will accumulate and stack residuals in this music industry


And the I is for impeccable with music and bitches
I am excellent when it comes to music and women


The two Zs is don’t sleep cus if you blink you could miss it
The two Zs represent the fast-paced nature of this industry; you need to stay alert or you'll miss out


Nigga O is overlooked until I started the spitting
People ignored me until I started rapping


16 Bars for every nigga tryna battle with the man
I have 16 bars for anyone who wants to challenge me


Never back down from a challenge pen and pad up in my hand
I will never back down from a challenge; I always have my pen and pad ready to write lyrics


Punchlines leave a nigga paralyzed and shitting in his pants
My punchlines are so strong they leave people shocked and scared


Tryna takeover the city and I’m sticking to the plan
I am focused on taking over the city, and I have a solid plan to do it


Top 5 dead or live nigga who is fucking with me
I am one of the top 5 rappers dead or alive and no one can compete with me


Shots fired you survived reload the clip and squeeze it empty
I am not surprised that you tried to come at me, but I will keep shooting with no mercy


Not surprised you really tried but I’m just mad you tried to get me
I expected you to try and challenge me, but I am annoyed that you thought you could beat me


My guys really slide spin ya block inside a renty
My crew will slide through your neighborhood and cause chaos


I been playing singing round but it’s time to bring that rap back
I've been experimenting with other music styles, but now it's time to get back to my roots and focus on rap


Saying I can’t spit so damn I guess its time to clap back
People have been doubting my rap skills, so I'll prove them wrong and come back stronger


Bars gon hit ya brain and leave it sitting where ya lap at
My lyrics will impact you mentally and leave you stunned


Gotta make a beat so where my hard drive and my Mac at
I need to make a beat for my next project, so I'm searching for my hard drive and computer


Was going through depression shit it had me losing focus
I experienced depression which made it hard for me to focus on my music


Now I’m back making the magic all these verses Hocus Pocus
But I've overcome it and I'm back to making great music, like magic


I been tryna get this Power feeling like my name is Ghost and
I am trying to achieve success and power, like the character Ghost on the TV show 'Power'


I been staying off the gram ain’t really with all of the posting
I have been taking a break from social media and focusing on my craft


I been tryna get this project started up for like a year or two
I have been trying to start this project for a long time


A couple mental breakdowns yeah I shedded a tear or two
I have had a few mental breakdowns and cried over the difficulties in starting this project


But now I got some heat in the stash its time a share a few
But now I have some great music ready to share with my fans


All these tracks is sick shit nigga go get the Theraflu
All of my tracks are hot, so you'll need some Theraflu to cool down after listening




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Written by: Bryan Douglas, Jovantay Reef, Pablo Harris

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@WelcomeToThe92503

Lol...that's crazy.

I believe I was just turning 30... and HOV was pretty much if not number 1 on my top 5 list..he was somewhere lingering in the top 5 list.. I remember BEING SUPER HYPED ABOUT THIS SONG WHEN ALL THE BLOGS POSTED IT...and pulling up to my then girlfriend.. now wife's house ......going on about how dope it is.. and that ALL THE EMCEES WERE BACK. This that.... and asking her little brother if he heard the song .

He was around 14 or 15 at the time

He said NO.

THEN I DID SOME MATH IN MY HEAD and then asked him..."DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHO JAY Z IS???" As if I was in disgust at the notion that he might possibly not be familiar with him

He then responded..."I think so"

"Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww MANNNNNNNNNNNN... cmon dawg. You serious?!?!?!...hova...jay z ... YOU KNOW BIG PIMPIN...HARD KNOCK LIFE???."

he responds with a blank stare and I HAD AN EPIPHANY about how lucky I was that my evolution as a man has almost been synonymous with hip hops..and I've been around and been a fan of almost every era..except it's super infant state in the late late 70s.

This song was definitely a Moment tho. As was/is most of jays singles when they first drop



@fpalillero7304

La da da da da da
Hey hey hey goodbye (good riddens)
Hold up
Only rappers to re-write history without a pen
No I-D on the track let the story begin, begin, begin
This is anti auto-tune, death of the ring-tone,
This ain't for iTunes, this ain't for sing alongs
This is Sinatra at the opera, bring a blonde
Preferably with a fat ass who can sing a song
Wrong, this ain't politically correct (arh!)
This might offend my political connects (arh!)
My raps don't have melodies
This shit make niggas wan' go and commit felonies
Get your chain tooken
I may do it myself, I'm so Brooklyn
I know we facing a recession
But the music y'all making going make it the great depression (arh!)
Or your lack aggression
Put your skirt back down, grow a set man
Nigga this shit violent
This is death of auto-tune, moment of silence
La da da da da da
Hey hey goodbye
Hold up
Only rappers to re-write history without a pen
No I-D on the track let the story begin, begin, begin
Hold up,
This ain't a number one record (arh!)
This is practically assault with a deadly weapon (arh!)
I made it just for Flex and
Mister Cee, I want niggas to feel threatened (arh!)
Stop your bloodclot crying
The kid, the dog, everybody dying, no lying
You niggas jeans too tight
You colors too bright, your voice too light (arh!) (arh!)
(It's too far nigga)
I might wear black for a year straight
I might bring back Versace shades
This ain't for z100
Ye told me to kill y'all to keep it one hundred
This is for Hot 9-7
This shit's for Clue, for Khaled, for we the best in
Nigga this shit violent
This is death of auto-tune, moment of silence
La da da da da da
Hey hey hey goodbye
Hold up
Only rappers to re-write history without a pen
No I-D on the track let the story begin, begin, begin
Hold up,
This shit need a verse from Jeezy
I might send this to the mix-tape Weezy
Get somebody from B-M-F to talk on this
Get this to a blood, let a crip walk on it (arh!)
Fifty thou' to style on this
I just don't need nobody to smile on this (arh!)
Y'all niggas singing too much
Get back to rap you t-paining too much (arh!) (arh!)
I'm a multi-millionaire
So how is it I'm still the hardest here (arh!)
I don't be in the project hallway
Talking about how I be in the project all day (arh!)
That sound stupid to me
If you a gangsta this is how you prove it to me (arh!) (arh!)
Nigga just get violent
This is death of auto-tune moment of silence
La da da da da da
Hey hey hey goodbye
Hold up



All comments from YouTube:

@mathewmara2184

Jay is a once in a lifetime talent. I'm glad I was here to see it 🐐

@jaywright9635

❤️🎯

@almsdeliverysolutionsllc982

SAY WAT CHU WIL ABOUT HIM. HIS SHIDT IS ' TAYLOR MADE FOR HIM'. NO DISCUSSIONS.🤑🔥🎤🎶💃💐🥂👅aaa🤷 IIIUUO!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

@user-hn4dq1xt7r

Relax Matthew

@ReservoirPunk

Really? What's his talent exactly?

@DeathHelper420

Yet he tryna do mass incarceration. Search up who he supporting . Definitely ain't our ppl

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@Tibchy91

The instrumentals, the lyrics, the attitude and the video are just EPIC. 🔥

@drphot6050

Play this and Run This Town back to back!

@sipho_mate

Jay Z is a living legend we are a lucky generation to ever witness his artwork ❤ 2023 I'm still listening to this masterpiece

@RageCage1701

Absolutely. I'd love if he kissed me with his thick camel lips.

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