Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Album: The Black Album (2003)
Charted: 12 5

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, the "Dirt" represents the people who are always trying to bring you down and are jealous of your success. Jay-Z expounds on his accomplishments and lavish lifestyle, and notes that these disparaging types are nothing more than dirt that he must brush off his shoulder.
  • After this was released, "Get that dirt off your shoulder" became a common catch phrase. The phrase can be accompanied by a gesture of casually wiping your shoulder, which became popular among athletes after making a big play. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • In this song, Jay-Z mentions the "40/40 Club," which is a restaurant he owns. He also mentions ESPN in that line, which is a sports network he enjoys and has interviewed him.

Comments: 2

  • Bill from UsWell the lyrics here include the Linkin Park song Lying from you. Mash Up.
    So lets someone fix that.
  • Fabio from New Orleans, LaLove this song. Haters won't be bringing me down any longer.

    I know it's been out for years, but I only recently changed from childish anti-obscenity to a teen who can stand obscenities.
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