Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...

Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...

JAY-Z

“Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…” is the second single from Jay-Z’s tenth studio album, American Gangster. On the track Hov celebrates street corner capitalism; and takes the chance to give a toast to his cohorts and his customers – in both the rap and drug games.

The track peaked at #63 on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart. Rolling Stone magazine named it the best song of 2007.

Hov explained the celebratory-nature of the track in an interview with XXL magazine in October 2007:

I represent hip-hop first and foremost. Like, when I go into a Biggie zone or Em zone or anybody else I mean, that’s what it’s about. I mean, I can rap. I’m not doing that ‘cause I’m at a lost for fuckin’ words. I’ve said a lot of words in my career. I got my words. I used vehemently in a rhyme, you know. I got a lot of words. I got a vast vocabulary. But when I heard the record, I was like, this shit sounds like a celebration, right. So that’s what it was.