Kanye West (feat. Jay-Z, J. Ivy) "Never Let Me Down"
[Chorus] When it comes to being true, at least true to me One thing I found, one thing I found Oh no you never let me down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down Get up, I get down
[Jay-Z] Yo, first I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts First I had they ear, now I have their heart Rappers came and went, I've been here from the start I seen them put it together, watched them take it apart Seen the rovers roll up wit ribbons I seen them re-po'd, re-sold then re-driven So when I reload, he holds #1 position When you hot I'm hot And when your feet cold, mines is sizzelin It's plain to see, niggaz can't fuck with me Cuz I'm a be that nigga for life This is not an image, this is God given This is hard livin, mixed with crystall sippin It's the most consistent, Hov Give you the most hits you can fit inside a whole disc and Nigga I'm home on these charts, y'all niggaz visitin It's Hov tradition, Jeff Gordan of rap I'm back to claim pole position, holla at ya boy
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[Kanye West] I get down for my grandfather who took my momma Made her sit in that seat where white folks ain't want us to eat At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit in And with that in my blood I was born to be different Now niggaz can't make it to ballads to choose leadership But we can make it to Jacob's and to the dealership Swear I hear new music and I just don't be feelin it Racisms still alive, they just be concealin it But I know they don't want me in the damn club They even make me show I.D to get inside of Sam's club I done did dirt and went to church and get my hands scrubbed Swear I've been baptized each 3 or 4 times But in the land where niggaz praise Yukons and getting paid Its gon take a lot more than coupons to get us saved Like it take a lot more than durags to get you waves Nothing sad as that day my girl's father past away So I promised to Mr. Rany I'm gonna marry your daughter And you know I gotta thank you for the way that she was brought up And I know that you were smiling when you see the car I bought her You sent tears from heaven when you seen my car get balled up But I can't complain what the accident did to my left eye Cuz look what an accident did to Left Eye First Aaliyah now romeo must die? I know I got angels watchin me from the other side
[J.Ivy] We are all here for a reason on a particular path You don't need a curriculum to know that you're apart of the math Cats think I'm delirious but I'm so damn serious That's why I expose my soul to the globe; the world I'm tryna make it better for these little boys and girls I'm not just another individual My spirit is a part of this that's why it's spiritual But I get my hymns from him So it's not me it's he that's lyrical I'm not a miracle, I'm a heaven sent instrument My rhythmatic regiment navigates melodic notes For your soul and your mental That's why I'm instrumental, vibrations is what I'm into Yeah I need my loot by rent day But that ain't what gives me the heart of Kunta Kinte I'm tryna give us us free like Sinke I can't stop, that's why I'm hot Determination, dedication, motivation I'm talking to you of my many inspirations When I say I can't let you or self down If I were on the highest cliff, on the highest riff And if you slipped off the side and clinched on to your life In my grip I would never ever let you down And when these words are found Let it be known that God's penmanship has been signed With a language called love That's why my breath is felt by the death And while my words are heard and confined to the ears of the blind I too dream in color and in rhyme So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house Cuz whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth A touch of god reigns out
[Jay-Z] Who else you know been hot this long Started from nothing but he got this strong Built the ROC from a pebble, peddled rock before I met you Peddled bikes, got my nephews peddle bikes because they special Let you tell it man I'm fallin well Somebody must have caught hI'm cuz Every fourth quarter, I like to Mike Jordan em Number one albums what I got, like four of em More of them on the way, the 8th wonder on the way Clear the way, I'm here to stay Y'all can save the chitter chat, this and that This is Jay, dissin Jay will get you Mase'd When I start spittin them lyrics niggaz get very religious Six hail mary's please father forgive us Young, the archbishop, the Pope John Paul of y'all niggaz They way y'all all follow Jigga Hov's a livin legend and I'll tell you why Everybody wanna be Hov and Hov's still alive