Monday, December 22, 2014

ISR Hip-Hop One: Jigga Jay-Z - "Grammy Family Freestyle"

Live on Hot 97 Radio NYC
Halloween Eve

I been crushing the buildings since Izod socks
I'm so independent, shit I might buy Koch
I might not stop, places to cop
76 floors you can call me the Doc...

Inspired by Basquiat, my chariots of fire
Everybody took shots hit my body up I'm tired
Build me up, break me down, to build me up again
They like Hov we need you back so we can kill your ass again
Hov got flow though he's no Big and Pac but he's close
How I'm supposed to win they got me fighting ghosts.....

Same sword they knight you they gone good night you with
Shit that's only half if they like you
That ain't even the half what they might do
Don't believe me, ask Michael.

See Martin, see Malcolm
You see Biggie, see Pac, see success and it's outcome
See Jesus, see Judas
See Ceasar, see Brutus
See success is like suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide
If you succeed prepare to be crucified
Hmm, media meddles, niggas sue you you settle
Every step you take they remind you, you ghetto
So it's tough being Bobby Brown
To be Bobby then, you gotta be Bobby now
Now the question is is to have had and lost
Better than not having at... man.

Everybody want to be the king til shots ring
You laying in the balcony with holes in your dream
Or you Malcolm Xed out getting distracted by screams
Everybody get your hands off my jeans!
Everybody look at you strange, say you changed
Uh, like you work that hard to stay the same
Uh, game stayed the same, the name changed
So it's best for those to not overdose on being famous
Most kings get driven so insane
That they try to hit the same vein that Kurt Cobain did
New dangers, so strangers invited to the inner sanctum of your chambers
Low chained them, the enemy's approaching so raise your draw bridge and
drown him in the moat
In the spirit I'm evoking kurt with basquiat.

Everybody screaming they want the old Hov
But the new and improved Hov hit like Albert Pujols
Everybody wanna hear me talk that money like Phil Rizzuto
But my mind is on Pluto
Bills that I do fold I now invest
on trying to find some loopholes in the IRS
So where I used to have a few hoes I am just
Concentrating on making a new Hov through sex
I've awaken just to try to school those putos
Trying to follow in my shoes with jewels-froze
Better adhere to this text 'fore you go
Broke spending more than you accrued on silly baguettes
I know silly begets, silly you learn on your own
At least my conscience is clear I'm no longer steering you wrong
Ain't nothing wrong with baguettes after you get a home
Take care of your home, you can go back and um....

I'm getting courted by the bosses, the Edgars and Doug Morrises-sss
Jimmy I and Lyor's-sss
Gotta be more than choruses-sss
They respecting my mind now, just a matter of time now
Operation take over corporate
Make Oval offices-sss
Then take over all of it
Please may these words be recorded
To serve as testimony that I saw it all before it
Came to fruition, sort of a premonition
Uh, uncontrollable hustler's ambition
Alias superstitition like Stevie,
The writing's on the wall like my lady, right BB?
Saw it all before so they all thought I was crazy
Maybe, like a fox I'm cagey
Ah, ah, the more successful, the more stressful
The more and more I transform to Gordan Gekko
In the race to a billion, got my face to the ceiling
Got my knees on the floor, please Lord forgive him
Has he lost his religion, is the greed gonna get him?
He's having heaven on earth, will his wings still fit him?
I got the Forbes on my living room floor
And I'm so dope to the core, fucker I want more
Time's most influential was impressive
Especially since I wasn't in the artist's section
Had me with the builders and the titans
Had me right with Rupert Murdoch
The billionaire boys and some dudes you never heard of
Word up on Madison Ave is I'm a cash cow
Word down on Wall St. homie you get the cash out
IPO Hov no need for reverse merger
The boy money talk no need to converse further
The baby blue Maybach like I own Gerber
Boardroom I'm lifting your skirt up
The corporate take over ....nigga.

Copyrights: Shawn Corey Carter, Def Jam Music. 2006

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