‘The Black Album’: The 45 Best Lines To Use As Status Updates


Jay Z has so many classic one-liners it’s ridiculous. You know this. Many of them have been recycled over and over, and every Hov album has them, including what was supposed to be his last, The Black Album. In honor of its 10th anniversary today (Nov. 14), consider decorating your status update with a few of these classics.

“Allow me to re-introduce myself”

“They never really miss you till you dead or you gone”

“I ain’t never scared. I’m everywhere, you ain’t never there”

“Got some dirt on my shoulder; could you brush it off for me?”

“Man, I’m high off life, fuck it, I’m wasted”

“Hustlers, we don’t sleep, we rest one eye up”

“This is the life I chose, or rather, the life that chose me”

“They don’t paint pictures; they just trace me”

“I’m like Che Guevara with bling on, I’m complex”

“Nigga, one life to live, I can’t let a day go”

“Put you on the nigga news, UPN at 11”

“Pound-for-pound, I’m the best to ever come around here”

“I’m a hustler homie, you a customer crony”

“A CEO’s mind, that marketing plan was me”

“When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5”