The Story of O.J – Custom Vansadministrator / March 12, 2018
“The Story of O.J.” tackles what it means to be a black person in modern America head-on, and its animated music video does the same. AY-Z’s long pause followed by that “…OK” makes it clear how he feels about Simpson’s comment. He also spends a lot of time in the song telling people it’s better to secure longevity for your wealth than it is to get rich quick. With lines like, “You wanna know what’s more important than throwin’ away money at a strip club? Credit,” and “I bought some artwork for one million. Two years later, that sh*t worth two million. Few years later, that sh*t worth eight million. I can’t wait to give this sh*t to my children,” the rapper is trying to make people understand that money means nothing if you can’t make it last and don’t use it to benefit others. Making it last means you’re able to pass it down to others, like your children, securing financial stability for them and teaching them how to make and keep their wealth through the process.