iPod is a reference date for Jay-Z
For Jay-z, on its lastest album, Its not any more “before the Christian Era” but “b4 steve jobs made the ipod”. Eh!
See by yourself in the context of the lyrics:
i was a real star complete with real cars
no video ones, you can and come set up a camera
let the video run
in my real life complete with real ice
VVS boulders all invisibly set
head and shoulders my invisible neck
you see hova wasnt digital yet
b4 steve jobs made the ipod
was gettin head jobs, we call that intimate
back when rappers wouldnt dare play lyrical roulette
The Prelude, from Kingdom Come album by Jay-Z.