Z
Jay Lyrics


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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




Lyrics © DistroKid
Written by: Bryan Douglas, Jovantay Reef, Pablo Harris

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Augustus Muteb

This song out me in a great mood today

Johnny Frank

This was cut from American Gangster in 2007. As good as this was it didn't make the album. Just shows Jay is a perfectionist.

S LIKE SERENA

It should’ve still put it on there 😭😭

1s__Bundy

If American gangster came out today this track woulda been put on the “deluxe” version lol

ox pro

That’s crazy! I didn’t know that…I’ve always loved this song and thought everything he said on every verse was insane and relatable..but where did u hear about this supposed to be on American gangster? Im not saying u making the shit up or nothing I jus wanna know where u found that info at lol real talk

Clear as Day

Still bitter this never got an official release

Philip Aitken

​@Clear as DayI just wonder how many unreleased burner tracks Hova has like this

OleMiss140

he killed it man!!!!

Jasmine Pope

Still the best song

jparker7860

jay killed it

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