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Nickels and Dimes by Jay-Z

Album: Magna Carta... Holy GrailReleased: 2013
  • Jay concludes Magna Carta... Holy Grail with some introspective rhymes in which he admits to feeling uneasy about his riches when he returns to the tough streets of Brooklyn, where he grew up.

    "Sometimes I feel survivor's guilt
    I gave some money to this guy, he got high as hell
    Now I'm part of the problem far as I could tell
    Did I do it for him or do it for myself
    Can't lie to myself."
  • The song's hook is a sample of yoga instructor and onetime Flying Lotus associate, Gonjasufi's, track "Nikels and Dimes," from his 2012 album MU.ZZ.LE.
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