Empire State of Mind The Blueprint 3 Jay Z

Three dice cee-lo, three card monte

cee-lo is an old school nyc dice game: you roll three dice, and your score is the odd number, e.g., if you roll 1-1-6, your score is 6. if you roll 4-5-6, you have cee-lo and automatically win.
three dice cee-lo and three card monte are both illegal betting games commonly played on the street in underpriviledged urban areas , Jay-Z is referencing in this song that even tho he is wipes his ass with $100 bills now, he is from "the streets".
Three-card monte is a "confidence trick" with three cards, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-card_Monte