Song: "Can I Live" (1996)
Album: Reasonable Doubt

Jay-Z's opener for the song that would become one of pop culture's go-to defense when being assailed involved him watching the watchers, keeping an eye on those praying on his downfall. But in traditional Jay-Z style-or the one he further established with this line-he never sounded paranoid, just smooth, a point he makes apparent in comparing himself to 'butter' in the face of death threats.