Third and final single from Jay-Z’s tenth studio album, American Gangster. Produced by The Neptunes, featuring Pharrell on the hook. The whole song is an extended metaphor between heroin, music and love. Jay positions himself as the drug, and croons to his fiend, occupying the role of hustler, narcotic, and lover all in the same song.

The video doesn’t feature Jay. It was directed by Philip Andelman, and it features an actress playing out four separate narratives, all tied in to the core message of the song.