"Bootleggers, bombers, Bin Laden, I'm still crackin', I will not lose, I simply refuse, I drop the same date as the Twin Towers, I show power
Still I show compassion for others, sent money and flowers, devote hours
I live in the struggle, I'm addicted to the hustle
I'm conflicted, because, dude, America, this land of mine, is filled with prisoners with the same plans as mine, so I'm a walking contradiction, on one hand I love my position, but easily I could have been that prison... And no, I am not a Christian, though I believe in God, but I don't believe in the devil, my beliefs are odd, if we the people was given freewill from God, how could He give the people freewill, without giving you E-vil?
We will hold it together, believe in the Roc, long after you leave the spot, long after my breathing stops, my spirit remains vibrant, I will lead the flock, and that's the tip of the iceberg
You might hear Christ's words in my scriptures, but I only write it for my niggas..." Jaÿ-Z, photographed on the roof of the original Roc-A-Fella Records offices on John Street in Lower Manhattan, by Atsuko Tanaka on March 5, 1996. Tanaka was shooting Cashmere Brown for promotional shots for the upcoming release of his classic debut "Reasonable Doubt." #jayz #rocafella #1996 #atsukotanaka