"Gonna stretch my mic out in Ponce Funeral Home on Marcy"
Song: "Intro—Hand It Down (f. Memphis Bleek)"
Album: Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life (1998)
This is a pretty odd intro, especially considering this prefaced the album where Jay started moving from "pretty hot New York Rapper" to "global force." He paid some guy to pretend he was a Jay-Z on his death bed, talking about how he was hanging up the mic in the local funeral home and letting Memphis Bleek take over the rap game for him. It didn't work out, but it still pretty nice of Jay to give Memph like 37 chances to get famous. Did Bleek save Jay's life or some shit when they were kids?