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Niggas in Paris – Jay-Z and Kanye West

So I ball so hard motherfuckers wanna fine me
First niggas gotta find me
What’s fifty grand to a motherfucker like me
Can you please remind me?
(Ball so hard) This shit crazy y’all don’t know that don’t shit faze me
The Nets could go 0 for 82 and I’d look at you like this shit gravy
(Ball so hard) This shit weird, we ain’t even ‘po’ be here
(Ball so hard) Since we here it’s only right that we be fair
Psycho, I’m liable to go Michael, take your pick:
Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game 6
(Ball so hard) Got a broke clock, Rolleys that don’t tick tock
Audemars that’s losing time, hidden behind all these big rocks
(B-ball so hard) I’m shocked too, I’m supposed to be locked up too
You escaped what I escaped
You’d be in Paris getting fucked up too
(B-ball so hard) Let’s get faded, Le Meurice for like 6 days
Gold bottles, scold models, spillin’ Ace on my sick J’s
(Ball so hard) Bitch, behave, just might let you meet ‘Ye
Chi town’s D. Rose, I’m moving the Nets to BK

Jay-Z

Audemars Piguet have manual movements that have to be wound daily to keep accurate time. It’s hard to wind these crazy-expensive watches when you have so many you can’t find most of them or you have so many you can’t be bothered to wind them.

And while it is now easier to replicate the motion, and there are actually a few Rolexes that do actually “tick-tock”, it used to be that the best way to spot a fake Rolex was to watch its second hand. If it ticked every second it was probably fake, because the real ones gave off the illusion that they were “sweeping” around the dial. So when Jay says he has Rolleys that don’t tick-tock, he means that they are authentic.

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The reason his Audemars Piguet timepiece would be losing time is due to the aerodynamic drag brought on by the heavy diamonds (big rocks) the watch’s hour and minute hands are adorned with.

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Jay could be referencing gravitational time dilation here; where time moves relatively slower in proximity to strong gravitational forces. He is basically saying that the rocks in his watch are so big (presumably with more gravity), that they distort the time of the actual watch relative to the rest of the Earth; therefore, the Audemars are perpetually losing time with respect to the widely accepted atomic clock.

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