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September 12, 2023

Jay-Z's "Try That In A Small Town" Lyrics


Jay-Z has said the song's second verse is based on his own experience in 1994 when he was pulled over for carrying drugs in his car, which he concealed in a sunroof compartment. He refused to let the police search his vehicle, and was forced to leave after they called drug-sniffing dogs. He also references a more profane version of the line in Ice-T's song "99 Problems" from his 1993 album Home Invasion with Brother Marquis of 2 Live Crew.

TikTok users have criticized Aldean's use of footage from social media platform TikTok, including clips that depict flipping police and a burning Molotov cocktail. Aldean has responded, saying "there isn't a single clip in this video that wasn't real news footage."

'Try That In A Small Town' Lyrics:

Jason Aldean's new single is a protest of racism in America.