Jay-Z(제이지)Hard Knock Life(The Ghetto An)
Talking: Check the bassline out uh huh Jigga
uh huh uh huh uh huh yeah let it bump though
*hook comes in over last line*

[Hook] *from the movie. `Annie`
It`s the hard knock life for us
It`s the hard knock life for us
Instead of treated we get tricked
Instead of kisses we get kicked
It`s the hard knock life

-1-
From standin` on the corners boppin`
to drivin` some of the hottest cars New York has ever seen
for droppin` some of the hottest verses rappers ever heard
For the dope spot with the smoke lot bringin` the murder scene
You know me well from nightmares of a lonely cell my only hell
But since when y`all niggas know me to fail?
Fuck naw Where all my niggas with the rubber grips or shots?
And if you with me mama rub on ya tits & what not
I`m from the school of the hard knocks you must not
let outsiders violate our blocks & my plot
is stick up the world and split it 50/50
uh huh let`s take the dough & stay real tricky
uh huh let`s sip the Crist & get pissy pissy
flow infinitely like the memory of my nigga Biggie [Baby!]
You know it`s hell when I come through
The Life & Times of Shawn Carter nigga Volume 2
Y`all niggas get ready *hook overlaps*

[Hook]

-2-
I flow for those throwed out all my niggas
locked down in a 10 by 4 controllin` the house
we livin` hard knocks we don`t take over
we borrow blocks burn `em down & you
can have it back daddy I`d rather that
I flow for chicks wishin` they didn`t have
to strip to pay tuition I see ya vision mama
I put my money on the long shots
all my ballers that`s born to clock
Noone would be on top whether I perform or not
I went from lukewarm to hot
sleepin` off of ? & cots to king size
bring machines to breathe fire
decieve pies let the thang between my eyes analyze
life`s ills then I put it down type real
I`m tight grill with the phony ...raappers
y`all might feel we homies
I`m like still `Y`all don`t know me shit.`
I`m tight grill when my situation ain`t improvin`
I`m tryin` to murder everything movin`
Feel me *hook overlaps*

[Hook]

-3-
I don`t know how to sleep I gotta eat stay on my toes
got a lot of beef so logically I prey on my foes
Hustle still inside of me the far`hest progress
you`d be hard pressed to find another rapper
hot as me I gave you prophecy on my first joint
but ya all lamed out didn`t really appreciate it
`til the second one came out so I strech the game out
X`d your name out put Jigga on top
and dropped albums nonstop for ya nigga

[Hook]
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