30’s The New 20: A Checklist

Released in 2007, a highlight from the overall average Kingdom Come, Jay-Z gives us “30 Something”. Sure he might not be talking about being 30 exactly, because he was 37 at the time, but let me go through the lyrics and see where I stand.

Better broadX No broad.
better automobileWent from used to new so yes.
bet a hundred millX Not quite.
I’m young enough to know the right car to buy Ok I’ll give myself a check here. I know the right car to buy is the affordable one.
Yet grown enough not to put rims on it That’s a given.
I don’t got the bright watch, I got the right watch Sure. My Skagen watch works great, isn’t “bright”, and gets plenty of compliments.
I don’t buy out the bar, I bought the night spotX How bout I buy a round?
I got the right stockX Been meaning to sign up with Fidelity. Anyone got some insider trading info for me??
I got stockbrokers that’s movin’ it like white topsX But plenty of friends that work in finance.

30’s the new twenty,
I’m so hot still

I used to let my pants sag, not givin’ a fuck
Bad boy, now I’m all grown up Fitted pants, slim cut shirts and tailored suits. All grown up is right.
I use to cruise the used car lot, put chrome on the truck
Bad boy, now I’m all grown up True, I also used to cruise the used car lot, then I bought a new 2014 Chevy Cruze.
Now I got black cards, good credit and suchX Chase Freedom Unlimited actually. And sub-par credit if we’re being honest.

30’s the new twenty,
I’m on fire still

I’m a bully with the bucksX Unfortunately not.
I got the fully in the tuxX I don’t even own a tux, never mind got the “fully” in one!
I don’t got one gun army, got a slum armyFor sure not.

30’s the new twenty, 
I’m so hot still

Y’all roll blunts, I smoke Cubans all dayX All day? No. Cubans? I’ve smoked one or two I think. Usually just whatever I’m offered or can afford. 
Y’all youngin’s chase, I’m Patron, and it’s GreyX Never had good tequila, still gotta get on that. Who’s buyin’?
I like South Beach, but I’m in Saint TropezX Hoping to visit Naples soon.
Y’all drink Dom but not Rose X I’d rather have a beer
My chick burnin’ down Bergdolph’sX Never even heard of it.
Comin’ back with Birken BagsX How bout a pair of Allbirds?
I’m from the era where playas don’t snitch Same, snitches continue to get stitches.
I’m afraid of the future (why?) Hard yes.
Y’all respect the one who got shot
I respect the shooterX/Don’t quite understand this one, calling it a wash.
Y’all go to parties to ice grill
I go to parties to party with nice girls If invited, of course.

You young boys gotta chill
30’s the new twenty
I’m so hot still

Okay, so I have a lot of work to do!


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