HOVSPIRATIONS! 44 Jay Z Verses To Live By (LIST)

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Happy birthday Hov!

As many of you know, the people’s champ and your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, Jay Z, turned the BIG 4-4 today. Over the past 17 years, Jay Z has given us 12 incredible albums, three collaborative bangers, and countless features to enjoy.

From unforgettable lines to bone-chilling verses, Jay Z has delivered his vision, his struggle, his life, his trials, and tribulations at an unwavering rate. In honor of Jay Z’s 44th birthday, we rounded up 44 (out of countless) Jay Z verses to live (or die) by.

So take a few minutes out of your day, and check out a couple of Hov-spirations down under.

“Hov’ don’t run, Hov’ stand and fight/ Hov’ a soldier, Hov’ been fightin’ all his life.” –  “The Ruler’s Back”

“They gunning for me, wanna see me fall/ You know my story, I’ve been through it all/ Night’s I’ve felt like dying, but I ain’t crying/ What didn’t kill me, made me strong as iron.”  – “Oh My God”

“It seems like the world’s against me lord, call me crazy but strangely I love the odds.” – “Oh My God”

“Get your swag back daddy, where your focus?” – “Kingdom Come”

“Man it’s just a game, I just play to play it.” – “Allure”

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“Respect the game, that should be it. What you eat don’t make me shit.” – Heart Of The City

“Have an affair, act like an adult for once.” – “Best Of Me (Remix)”

“We don’t believe you, you need more people.” – “Takeover”

“I keep my enemies close, I give ‘em enough rope/ they put themselves in the air/ I just kick away the chair.” – “Dig A Hole” 

“If your man got you bagging up, it could be worse/ just put a little in the baggy and a little in the purse.” – “Show You How”

“I’m on her bra strap, she’s on my dick, ain’t nothing wrong with that, that’s my bitch.” – “Party Life”

“And I sport fly shit, I should win an ESPY.” – “Party Life”

“Only he without sin can tell me if my means justify my ends.” – “Say Hello”

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“They say you can’t turn a bad girl good, but once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s gone forever.” – “Song Cry”

“Feeling myself I don’t even need an X pill.” – “On To The Next One” 

“Put me anywhere on God’s green earth, I’ll triple my worth.” – “U Don’t Know” 

“He who does not feel me, are not real to me, therefore he doesn’t exist.” – “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”

“Remind yourself, nobody built like you, you designed yourself.” – “A Dream”

“Pretty, witty, girly, worldly…one that likes to party, but come home early.” “Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)”

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“Everybody’s like ‘He’s no item. Please don’t like him, he don’t wife ‘em. He one nights ‘em.'” – “Excuse Me Miss” 

“Got 99 Problems, but a bitch ain’t one.” – “99 Problems”

“I’m supposed to be number one on everybody’s list/ we’ll see what happens when I no longer exist. Fuck this.” – “What More Can I Say”

“Everything evens up, you just wait/ even a garbage can gets a steak.” – “Guns N Roses”

“Fuck if your leg broke, bitch. Hop up on your good foot.” – “Cashmere Thoughts” 

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” – “Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)”

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“Ball so hard motherfuckers wanna fine me, but first they gotta find me.” – “Niggas In Paris”

“Money, cash, hoes, money, cash, hoes.” – “Money Cash Hoes”

“I will not lose.” – “U Don’t Know”

“I don’t pop molly, I rock Tom Ford.” – “Tom Ford”

“You put on two tube socks, you couldn’t walk in my shoes.” – “Diamond Is Forever”

“I’m far from being God, but I work goddamn hard.” – “Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)”

“If every nigga in your clique is rich, your clique is rugged/ Nobody will fall cause everyone will be each others crutches.” – “Feeling It.”

“When I met your ass, you were dead broke and naked/ and now you want half.” – “Girls, Girls, Girls”

“Niggas wasn’t playing they day roles, so we parted like Ben and J. Lo.” – “Lost One”

“I snatch purses, I persevered.” – “Diamond is Forever.”

“If the prophecy’s correct, then the child should have to pay.” – “Beach Chair” 

“I can’t justify genocide, but I was born in the city where the skinny niggas ride.” – “Diamond Is Forever”

“Appetite for destruction, I am starving today” – “U Don’t Know (Remix)”

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“I rather die enormous, than live dormant” – “Can I Live”

“Give me a crisp pair of jeans, nigga, button up.” – “What More Can I Say”

“I got my mojo back, baby/ Oh, behave” – “Blueprint 2″ 

“Pay ya taxes, you niggas are hustling backwards” – “Show You How” 

“You dudes treat the one that you loving, with the same respect that you treat the one that you’re humpin” – “03 Bonnie & Clyde” 

“Hov’s a living legend, and I’ll tell you why/ everybody wanna be Hov and Hov’s still alive.” – “Never Let Me Down” 

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