” The average rap life is two or three albums. You’re lucky to get to your second album in rap! “


” When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated. “


” The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden. “


” As kids we didn’t complain about being poor, we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it. “


” I collect art, and I drink wine… things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, ‘I’m going to buy art to impress this crowd.’ That’s just ridiculous to me. I don’t live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself? “



All 5 Jay-Z Quotes about Life in picture


The average rap life is two or three albums. You
When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.


The burden of poverty isn
As kids we didn
I collect art, and I drink wine... things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said,
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