Decoded: Jay Z's Five Percenter Lyrics

Decipher the Gods and Earths teachings in Hov’s music.

Best Live Performer: Jay Z - As if he needed more accolades on his lengthy résumé, Jay Z added another history making tour to it in 2013. Co-headlining the 14-city Legends of Summer concert tour with Justin Timberlake put the Hov in stadiums from Toronto to Miami. Fans watched the hip hop mogul raise the bar for his competitors by turning a hip hop show into a sophisticated affair night after night. (Photo: Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images)

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Best Live Performer: Jay Z - As if he needed more accolades on his lengthy résumé, Jay Z added another history making tour to it in 2013. Co-headlining the 14-city Legends of Summer concert tour with Justin Timberlake put the Hov in stadiums from Toronto to Miami. Fans watched the hip hop mogul raise the bar for his competitors by turning a hip hop show into a sophisticated affair night after night. (Photo: Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images)

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20. "F---WithMeYouKnowIGotIt," Jay Z feat. Rick Ross - The rolling thunder of this beat (produced by Boi-1da, Timbaland, and Vinylz) made this one of the stand-out tracks on Hov's Magna Carta Holy Grail ? it even got picked up by Lil Wayne for his Dedication 5 mixtape for a remix featuring T.I. On the original, Jay and Ross were on the boss behavior.(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Jay-Z ? "Jigga My Ni**a" - Lyric:?The God, send you back to The Earth from which you came/ I?m baking soda, water, fire, merged with Caine?Hov is known for having double meanings in his rhyme scheme and here he references himself as God once again while sending a nemesis back to where they came from; the Earth being the dirt as well as back to your mother before you existed. He also references ?cain,? meaning cocaine but the lyrics can also be interpreted to mean Caine who killed his brother, Abel, and sent him back to the earth.(Photo: Roc-A-Fella Records)

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Jay-Z ? "Jigga My Ni**a" - Lyric:?The God, send you back to The Earth from which you came/ I?m baking soda, water, fire, merged with Caine?Hov is known for having double meanings in his rhyme scheme and here he references himself as God once again while sending a nemesis back to where they came from; the Earth being the dirt as well as back to your mother before you existed. He also references ?cain,? meaning cocaine but the lyrics can also be interpreted to mean Caine who killed his brother, Abel, and sent him back to the earth.(Photo: Roc-A-Fella Records)

Jay Z and Big L ? "7 Minute Freestyle" - Lyric: ?Come on and ride the rhythm I produce like jizm/ Just like the Gods I start with knowledge and follow with wisdom/ For greater understanding I?m landing blows and knocking sense into those that oppose me./ Enticing when slicing through tracks/ You screaming, Jesus Christ he?s back/ And God knows he can rap?Back in 1995, Jay Z stopped by The Stretch and Bobbito Show and kicked a few rhymes with the late Big L, which turned out to be one of best classic freestyle sessions of all time.  On the track commonly referred to as the "7-Minute Freestyle," Jay Z spits the Nation of Gods and Earths principal that knowledge, wisdom and understanding are the first of the 12 jewels. Jay says that the people are screaming "Jesus Christ he?s back" and is referring to himself as God and that God is now rapping....

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Jay Z and Big L ? "7 Minute Freestyle" - Lyric: ?Come on and ride the rhythm I produce like jizm/ Just like the Gods I start with knowledge and follow with wisdom/ For greater understanding I?m landing blows and knocking sense into those that oppose me./ Enticing when slicing through tracks/ You screaming, Jesus Christ he?s back/ And God knows he can rap?Back in 1995, Jay Z stopped by The Stretch and Bobbito Show and kicked a few rhymes with the late Big L, which turned out to be one of best classic freestyle sessions of all time.  On the track commonly referred to as the "7-Minute Freestyle," Jay Z spits the Nation of Gods and Earths principal that knowledge, wisdom and understanding are the first of the 12 jewels. Jay says that the people are screaming "Jesus Christ he?s back" and is referring to himself as God and that God is now rapping.(Photos from left: Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Rawkus Records)

3. "Run This Town" - Like the three points to the Roc sign, Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna proved to be a musical trifecta with the release of the militant takeover anthem, "Run This Town."   (Photo: Roc Nation)

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3. "Run This Town" - Like the three points to the Roc sign, Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna proved to be a musical trifecta with the release of the militant takeover anthem, "Run This Town."  (Photo: Roc Nation)

The Throne - Jay-Z's and Kanye West's kingly duo is set to rule over the BET Awards with a whopping five nominations: two for Video of the Year (for "Otis" and "Paris"), one for Best Group, one for Best Collaboration (for "Otis"), and one for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award (for "Otis").(Photo: Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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The Throne - Jay-Z's and Kanye West's kingly duo is set to rule over the BET Awards with a whopping five nominations: two for Video of the Year (for "Otis" and "Paris"), one for Best Group, one for Best Collaboration (for "Otis"), and one for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award (for "Otis").(Photo: Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

R. Kelly Freaks Out - What should've been one of Jay-Z's most triumphant onstage moments ? he and R. Kelly joining forces at Madison Square Garden for their Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2004 ? became one of the most bizarre when Kelly stormed off mid-set, claiming audience-members were waving guns. Right after, Kelly got into an altercation with members of Hov's crew backstage and ended up getting pepper sprayed. Needless to say, the tour collapsed, leaving a trail of lawsuits and salty interviews in its wake. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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R. Kelly Freaks Out - What should've been one of Jay-Z's most triumphant onstage moments ? he and R. Kelly joining forces at Madison Square Garden for their Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2004 ? became one of the most bizarre when Kelly stormed off mid-set, claiming audience-members were waving guns. Right after, Kelly got into an altercation with members of Hov's crew backstage and ended up getting pepper sprayed. Needless to say, the tour collapsed, leaving a trail of lawsuits and salty interviews in its wake. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Jay Z and Jay Electronica ? "We Made It (Freestyle)" - Lyric: ?So when my arms and feet shackled I still get paid/ All praise due/ I?m ready to chase the Yakub back into caves/ These are the last days but do I seem fazed/ Showed up to the Last Supper in some brand new J?s/ I?m the true and living, book of Hov?Just last month, Jay Z and Jay Electronica hopped on Drake's "We Made It" beat and murdered the track, all while dropping a few teachings from the Nation of Gods and Earths. According to the teachings of the Nation of Islam, which the Nations of Gods and Earths broke away from, Yakub was the creator of the race of devils, also believed to be the white race. As the story goes, after being banished from Mecca, the white race then lived in caves and ate raw meat for centuries before escaping and through trickery, enslaved Black people. As far as "the las...

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Jay Z and Jay Electronica ? "We Made It (Freestyle)" - Lyric: ?So when my arms and feet shackled I still get paid/ All praise due/ I?m ready to chase the Yakub back into caves/ These are the last days but do I seem fazed/ Showed up to the Last Supper in some brand new J?s/ I?m the true and living, book of Hov?Just last month, Jay Z and Jay Electronica hopped on Drake's "We Made It" beat and murdered the track, all while dropping a few teachings from the Nation of Gods and Earths. According to the teachings of the Nation of Islam, which the Nations of Gods and Earths broke away from, Yakub was the creator of the race of devils, also believed to be the white race. As the story goes, after being banished from Mecca, the white race then lived in caves and ate raw meat for centuries before escaping and through trickery, enslaved Black people. As far as "the last days" reference, Jigga sees himself as God, so he's unfazed, even at the Last Supper. From the teachings, God is the true and living Black man.  (Photo: Gabriel Grams/Getty Images)

Jaz-O feat. Jay Z ? "The Originators" - Lyric: ?Wrecking and wrecking in seconds less than speeds of light/ so the miggeda more that come, the miggeda merrier, right, right/ Exciting the mic much to the delight of millions of Nubians/ And Amorites just can?t understand the groove we?re in.?In this rhyme, Jay explains that he?s rocking the mic for Black people (Nubians) and white people (Amorites) might not understand his groove. According to lessons interpreted by the Nubian Islamic Hebrew Mission, the Amorites were part of the tribe of Canaa, who are believed to be the decedents of the Caucasian race.  (Photo: EMI Records)

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Jaz-O feat. Jay Z ? "The Originators" - Lyric: ?Wrecking and wrecking in seconds less than speeds of light/ so the miggeda more that come, the miggeda merrier, right, right/ Exciting the mic much to the delight of millions of Nubians/ And Amorites just can?t understand the groove we?re in.?In this rhyme, Jay explains that he?s rocking the mic for Black people (Nubians) and white people (Amorites) might not understand his groove. According to lessons interpreted by the Nubian Islamic Hebrew Mission, the Amorites were part of the tribe of Canaa, who are believed to be the decedents of the Caucasian race.  (Photo: EMI Records)

Hustler of the Year - Jay Z - Nearly 20 years after Reasonable Doubt hit, the hustle is alive and well in Jay Z. With his hand in music, sports, clothing and other ventures, the Roc Nation CEO continues to ink the blueprint for transcending boundaries. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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Hustler of the Year - Jay Z - Nearly 20 years after Reasonable Doubt hit, the hustle is alive and well in Jay Z. With his hand in music, sports, clothing and other ventures, the Roc Nation CEO continues to ink the blueprint for transcending boundaries. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)