The Carters are all about hiding Easter eggs in their lyrics and visuals — from Beyoncé's "hot sauce" baseball bat to Jay Z's reference to his wife's visual album in his verse on Fat Joe's "All the Way Up" remix — and the sharp folks at Genius.com just found another one.
Looks like Hov borrowed a lyric from his wife's LEMONADE hit "All Night" for his bars on Pusha T's "Drug Dealers Anonymous," which was just released moments ago. On the track, Jay raps, "I’m a course of miracles with this shit / Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists."
The line was also used in "All Night," when Bey sings about the impermeability of her relationship with (we presume) Jay, but in fact it actually gets even deeper.
According to Genius, the line is actually a reference to the book A Course in Miracles, which is a favorite of Jay and Bey's and may have been part of their spiritual development over the past few years. According to the annotation, "The books is a popular text in 'spiritual psychotherapy,' an approach to psychology that focuses on the spiritual side of an individual to aid recovery."
And, it turns out, LEMONADE wasn't the first time the Carters mentioned the quote in public. Peep this tweet from Jay last year, when TIDAL amassed one million subscribers:
"Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists" Tidal is platinum. 1,000,000 people and counting. Let's celebrate 10/20 Brooklyn.— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) September 29, 2015
If that isn't a clear sign that nothing about these two is what meets the eye, we don't know what is.
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