Hov’s most trusted sound engineer Young Guru, who’s been working with Jay since the turn of the century, took to Instagram on Friday to post a video in which he decodes the hip-hop mogul’s verse.
The lyrics Guru focuses on are as follows: “I put my hustle onto Forbes, can you believe this guy?/Then we said, ‘Fuck it,’ and took the dope public/Out the mud, they gotta face you now, you can’t make up this shit/Judge it how you judge it, say we goin’ corporate/Nah, we just corner boys with the corner office.”
“So one, on one level is like ok we got it out the mud, and you know Emory’s backstory of him going to jail, him taking the charges, him taking the time right,” Guru explained. “But when you get a facial, what do you do? You’re cleaning your face, you taking away all the bumps, all the bruises, all the scars, all the blemishes when you get a facial.”
He continued: “What do they use to do the facial? The mud, so it’s the makeup on the face, but also with the facial, right, with the mud, it’s basically saying you can’t come to me with a face done being fake. The make up is it not really your real face. It’s not just for women, men come in with makeup on, too. Not in the physical sense.”
Watch Guru break down Jay’s stellar feature on DJ Khaled’s new album below.