Jay Z (born Shawn Carter) (December 4,1969 - ) is a very popular, critically-acclaimed, and Grammy-winning rap artist from Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is also a record label executive and one of the founders of Roc-a-Fella Records, a successful hip-hop label.
Even when my vision's impaired intuition was there...
- I call a spade a spade, it just is what it is
- Do you fool's LISTEN to music? Or do you just skim through it?
'' Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without looking for fairies at the bottom of it?'''''''''''''
- Momma ain't raised no fool/Put me anywhere on God's green earth/I'll triple my worth
Handling since a teen I dish out like the point guard of your favorite team without doubt..\ My life aint rosy but roll wit it..... my mind was fine till the dough hit it... and told me that the MO did it
Im the hustlers poster child..rock lizards and crocodiles....''
So Deep in the game feens can catch a freeze off my kneecap can you beleive that..'
*You know I thug 'em, fuck 'em, love 'em, leave 'em, 'cause I don't fuckin' need 'em
- Heron hero
Do anything for dinero,
Like Joe Pesci
Hov is so deadly
- Your word was every thing, so everything you said you'd do
you did it, couldn't talk about it if you aint live it.
- I'm from where niggas pull your card, and argue allday about who's the best mc?... Biggie, Jay-Z or Nas
- Niggaz actin' like I sold you crack
Like I told you sell drugs...no...
Hove did that so hopefully you won't have to go through that
- The renegade; you been afraid
I penetrate pop culture, bring 'em a lot closer to the block
- They say you can't turn a bad girl good
But once a good girl's goin bad, she's gone forever..
I'll mourn forever
Shit I gotta live with the fact I did you wrong forever
- Rap critics that say he's "Money Cash Hoes"
I'm from the hood stupid what type of facts are those
- I don't know what you take me as
or understand the intellegence that Jay-Z has I'm from rags to ritches nigga i ain't dumb I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one
- Now once upon a time not too long ago
A nigga like myself had to strong arm a hoe This is not a hoe in the sense of havin a pussy But a pussy havin no God Damn sense, try and push me
- Lord forgive him
He got them dark forces in him But he also got a rightous cause for sinnin Them a murder me so i gotta murder them first Emergency doctors performin procedures Jesus I ain't tryin to be facetious But "Vengance is mine" said the Lord You said it better than all Leave niggas on deaths door Breathin off res-por-rators for killin my best boy, HATERS On perminate hiatus as i skate In the Maybach Benz Flya the Sanna Lathan Pumpin "Brown Sugar" by D'Angelo In Los Angeles Like an evangelist I can introduce you to your maker Bring you closer to nature Ashes after they cremate you bastards Hope you been readin your psalms and chapters Payin your ties being good Catholics I'm commin
- Lift up your soul or give the Holly ghost please
I leave ya in somebodys Catedrial And stuntin like Evil Kenevil I'll let you see where that bright light lead you
- And I ain't never been to jail; I ain't never pay a nigga
to do no dirt for me I was scared to do myself I will never tell even if it means sittin in a cell I ain't never ran, never will I ain't never been smacked; a nigga better keep his hands to himself or get clapped for what's under that man's belt I never asked for nothin I don't demand of myself Honesty, loyalty, friends and then wealth Death before dishonor and I tell you what else I tighten my belt 'fore I beg for help Foolish pride is what held me together through the years I wasn't felt which is why I ain't never played myself I just play the hand I'm dealt, I can't say I've never knelt before God and asked for better cards at times to no avail But I never sat back feelin sorry for myself If you don't give me heaven I'll raise hell 'Til it's heaven
- Now if you shoot my dog, I'ma kill yo' cat
Just the unwritten laws in rap - know dat For every action there's a reaction, don't have me relapsin Relaxin's what I'm about, but about mine Don't be actin like you can't see street action Take me back to +Reasonable Doubt+ time You see my mind's on the finish line, facin the wreck I put my muh'fuckin faith in the tec, tell Satan not yet You understand I am chasin my breath I am narrowly escapin my death, oh yes I am the Michael Schumacher of the Roc roster Travellin Mach 5, barrelin, my power can stop God God forgive me but I can't let them deliver me to you Until, I won this race, then eventually My engine gon' burn out, I get whatever is meant for me However it turns out fine - red line!
- They say an eye for an eye, we both lose our sight
And two wrongs don't make a right But when you been wrong and you know all along that it's just one life At what point does one fight? (Good question right!) 'Fore you knock the war, try to put your dogs in it Ten-and-a-halfs, for a minute-and-a-half Bet that stops all the grinnin and the laughs When you play the game of life and the win ain't in the bag When your options is none and the pen is all you have or the block, niggaz standin tight, there's limits on the ave Tryin to cop or shot-call theyself cleansin in the cash But can't put they name on paper cause, then you on blast Mr. President, there's drugs in our residence Tell me what you want me to do, come break bread with us Mr. Governor, I swear there's a cover up Every other corner there's a liquor store - fuck is up?
- Yeah, uhh, I got a
license to kill so I stare at the gat Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders, niggaz scared of that Got a new motto this year, "Don't Fuck With My Ones" Knock on your door, three in the mornin, "It's just us and the guns!" See I scrambled with priests, hustle with nuns I got the, mind capacity of a young Butch Cassidy Niggaz get fly, let em defy gravity Fo'-five rapidly lift your chest cavity Streets won't let me chill Always been a clumsy nigga, don't let me spill Muh'fuckers wanna wet me still, I remain y'all more than one, like five divided by four Shit, this just the hate that's been provided by y'all Reciprocated and multiplied by more You likely to see Jigga in a widebody or drop-top Bentley Azure, holla at me y'all
- I don't give a fuck
if I sold one or one million, but I think you should Cause if I only sold one, then out comes the hood All black in the club, the outcome ain't good Them niggaz act like wolves, how come? They could Cause we don't drop hits, we drop bombs that smash Til the wrists is lit up, the arm looks like glass The necklace chipped up, the charm it flash Could fuck up your eyes like the bombest hash See the reason why chicks let me palm they ass All I gotta do is let em call me Shawn de'Glass Let me sit up in they whip til I launch it back Snap they neck, then shoot em til they arch them back The calmest cat, trust me when I palm this gat Kill your mind, body and soul, push your conscience back Monster's back, and Flex drop a bomb to that And e'rybody sing-a-long to the track, c'mon
- Me and tha boy A.I. got more in Common than just ballin and rhymin
Get It? More in Carmen I came in ya Bentley backseat Skeeted in Jeep Left condoms in tha baby seat
- Can I get a encore, do ya want more? Cookin' raw with the brooklyn boy. So fo' one last time I need y'all to roar. (uh, uh, uh, uh,)
- I'm not a businessman, I'm a Business, man!, just let me handle my business, man.
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About Jay Z
- Jay is the only mainstream artist brave enough to release a capella versions of his music. The man is not only one of the greatest rappers ever, he shows his work on the back of the test.
- John Mayer on why he thinks 99 Problems could have gotten nominated for 2005 Grammy for Song of the Year.
Best song lyric of Jay-Z and a quote to live your life by :"I ain't tryin' to survive, I'm tryin' to live it to the limit and love it a lot"
"don't argue with fools, people from a distance can't tell who's who"