Producer: Aqua, Joe "3H" Weinberger
Album: The Black Album
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam


Taking B.I.G.'s advice from the sampled interview that serves as the tracks intro, Jay truly treated every move like it was his first. Jay was able to thrive in the music industry because he always remained hungry no matter how much success he encountered. On what was to be the final song on his final album, Jay reverted back to his O.G. double-time flow (what he came in the game with) and walked us down memory lane.

Although “My 1st Song” didn't turn out to be his swan song, we learned a valuable a lesson from Hov, one that can be applied to any career in any industry: “Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first, and my first as the same as when I came.” And it's worth mentioning, the extended talking outro became emulated by everyone from Kanye West to Lupe Fiasco to Maino. See, Jay was setting trends without even thinking about it.