Jay-Z discusses how he went from polishing his technique to developing his message. Interesting how he goes on (in a tangent-like way) to talk about the realities of the ‘hood and how that environment breeds complex people with a complex message.
“A lot of these lyrics, they’re strong in nature because they’re defiant. No one’s helping us. So, we gotta strike back. But in the end of it, it’s all a cry for help.”