Here is a list of the 10 best Jay-Z quotes on money, a subject which he is all too familiar with especially after topping the 2010 "Forbes" richest rappers list. Maybe these quotes will tell you a thing or two about money; how to make it and how to spend it.
- "What you call money, I pay more in taxes” – Taken from the song “Oh My God” of the “Kingdom Come album, this is the best line referring to money Jay has made. Could be seen as boasting but true to life if he’s earned million then he is paying millions in taxes which is certainly more than what some will see in a lifetime.
- "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man…" – This quote taken from the Kanye West remix “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” of the “Late Registration” album speaks volume. A business generates more money than the businessman running it, so Jay is referring to himself as the brand.
- “I dumbed down my audience to double my dollars” – Jay-Z is a very intelligent man and knows in order to sell records he has to be relatable and that means talking about things which the average person can relate to. Taken from the song “Moment of Clarity” of the “Black Album” he says what many won’t admit to.
- "You got to pardon Jay for selling out the Garden, in a day I'm like a young Marvin in his hey." – Taken from the song “Dirt Off Your Shoulders” of the “Black Album”. Jay compares himself to the legend Marvin Gaye and a person of that magnitude certainly knows how to sell out Madison Square Garden and off course make a pretty penny from it.
- "You beer money, I'm all year money, I'm popping, you ain't got to count it, it's all there money." – Jay is known to assassinate his haters in his songs with his great word play. Taken from the song “Imaginary Players” from the“Vol. 1: In My Lifetime” album, Jay again tells the world how much his money means more than the average.
- "Being broke is childish and I'm quite grown" – A straight to the point quote taken from the Notorious B.I.G’s song “I Love the Doe”. The song is about loving money and Jay tells it like it is, that being broke is childish and he’s grown so he’s not broke.
- “I can't chill but my neck will. Haters really gone be mad off my next deal…” – With great word play this quote has many dimensions showcasing Jay’s status with money and the industry. Taken from the recent album “The Blueprint 3” of the track “On to the Next” he basically means he works hard but his neck has a lot of diamonds from his chains and the next deal which if anything will be bigger than his last deal with Live Nation is going to have his haters, hating on him.
- “My mind on my money, money on my mind If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine” – Another straight to the point quote taken from “Say Hello” of the “American Gangster” soundtrack, quite simple his mind stays on his money so you can’t short change him.
- “But I can't teach you my swag, you can pay for school but you can't buy class!” – Throwing another subtle jab to his haters Jay in T.I’s “Swagger Like Us” simply means he can’t show his haters how to be like him and just because you have money doesn’t mean you have class.
- "I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well" – Taken from the song “U Don’t Know” of the “The Blueprint” album, Jay gives reference to his hustler mentality. So right he can because he hasn’t become a multi-millionaire without knowing a thing or two about making money.
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