“That’s what I like about Jay, he has longevity. He’s still at the top of relevancy from the way he moves, the way he interacts with people, his ability to brush things off his shoulder and just win at life. He’s the poster child of winning. And I think I was the poster child of, like, fighting and winning. But you always see the fight. And with Jay you always see the win.”—Kanye West, speaking to GQ magazine about how his big brother Jay Z “wins at life”.
“We got on the phone and Jay was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the verse I had tears in my eyes man’, because it took him so far back to Marcy. Every bar in that song was real - I put my hand on the bible.”—Jeezy, speaking to MTV News on how Hov expressed difficulty in writing his verse for ‘Seen It All’, as it brought back painful memories from his days drug dealing in Marcy.