Fri 20 Jul 2012
All the talk within the Hip-Hop community since last night’s world premiere of the all-star “3 Kings” track featuring Rick Ross, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z has undoubtedly been Sean Cater’s lines. While most would agree that Hov got the best verse, the way he oozed out braggadocio without even trying is what made his bars so memorable.
One line in particular (“used to shop at TJ Maxx back in ’83/I don’t even know if it was open then“), struck TJ Maxx enough, that they had to clear up when their opening day was for those wondering how far back their store traces.
Hey @S_C_, thanks for the shout out! We opened in March 1977 and have been keeping stylish men in designer labels for less ever since. In 3 Kings, Jay-Z wasn’t sure when we opened. We’ve kept stylish men in designer labels for less since March 1977.
Ha! We’re glad TJ Maxx keeps up with Hip-Hop as much as we do! That’s awesome.
After the jump, you can read Jay-Z’s entire verse and break down all its quotables, courtesy of Rap Genius.
Uh, I only love her if her eyes brown
Play this shit while you play around with my crown
King H-O, y’all should know by now
But if you don’t know, uh
Millions on the wall and all my rooms
Niggas couldn’t fuck with my daughter’s room
Niggas couldn’t walk in my daughter’s socks
Banksy bitches, Basquiat
I ran through that buck fifty Live Nation fronted me
They workin’ on another deal, they talkin’ two hundred fifty
I’m holdin’ out for three
Two seventy five and I just might agree
Ex-D-boy, used to park my beamer
Now look at me, I can park in my own arena
I only love her if her weave new
I’m still a hood nigga, what you want me to do?
Been hoppin’ out the BM with your BM
Taken to places that you can’t go with your per diem
Screamin’ carpe diem until I’m a dead poet
Robin Williams shit, I deserve a golden globe bitch!
I take a ace in the meanwhile
You ain’t gotta keep this Khaled, it’s just a freestyle
Fuck rap money, I’ve made more off crates
Fuck show money, I spent that on drapes
Close the curtains, fuck boy, out my face
I whip the coke, let the lawyer beat the case
Murder was the case that they gave me
I killed the Hermes store, somebody save me
Stuntin’ to the max like wavy
Oh, stuntin’ to the max, I’m so wavy
Used to shop at TJ Maxx back in ’83
I don’t even know if it was open then
I ain’t know Oprah then
Have the XL 80 bike
Loud motor, they be like, “Damn!” when I’m comin’ through, rrraaanngg
Had the grill in ’88, y’all niggas is late
You got all that, right?
I love this shit like my own daughter
Let’s spray these niggas, baby, just like daddy taught ya
Young, this is just different