Book Of Hov: Top 10 Greatest Jay-Z Quotables

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Entertainment, Multi, New

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There’s a Jay-Z quotable for everything in life. Highest highs, lowest lows, failures, struggles and triumphs. There’s a Hov quote for that. Widely-considered the greatest rapper ever, with a Top 5 life, the filthy rich, impossibly-successful Rap mogul IS the American dream.

Here are the living legend’s greatest quotables. Take a look.


Hov to the deeply-bitter and scorned who subtweet their exes on Twitter:

“So if you drunk off love I suggest you get over it/Ma, cry me a river, build a bridge, and GET OVER IT” – “I Need Love (Freestyle)”

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Hov on being curved:

“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me” – “The Blueprint 2”

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Hov on terrible customer service:

“If you don’t gimme Heaven I’ll raise hell…till it’s Heaven” – “Justify My Thug”

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Hov on being the best possible YOU instead of a clone:

“Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself” – “A Dream”


Hov on staying focused until the NOs turn into YES:

“Everything evens up, you just wait, even a garbage can gets a steak, you ain’t even a garbage can, you have faith” – “Guns & Roses”


Hov to those who confuse facts with opinions/speculation:

“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t” – “Reminder”


Hov to the entitled waiting for hand-outs:

“And a drought can define a man when the well dries up/you learn the worth of water without work you thirst til you die, yep” – “December 4th”


Chapter 1, Verse 1, Business-Marketing-Entrepreneurship Bible:

“I’m not a Business-Man! I’m a Business, man!” – “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)”


Hov on existing instead of LIVING:

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

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Hov on living with regrets of what might have been:

“I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying” – “Beach Chair”


  • lamz

    I’m a hov fan and these are far from his best quotes……besides the last one…

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