[Intro: Ronald Reagan] “And they say if we’ll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple”
[Intro: Jay Z] I got these niggas, Breezy! Don’t worry about it
[Verse 1] I got that black on black skin tone, actual-fact syndrome That’s why I dropped the jewel on every verse you heard me shit on Okay, it’s a Slumdog opera The tale of a king whose name wasn’t on the roster My road to glory was Road To Perdition And Act II: The Turn is just the memoirs with no omissions We came a mighty long way from standing near the stove In the cold, the greatest story ever told The realest niggas see the pain in my story boards The true believers say, “Wallahi, I support the boy” My life feel like a highlight reel This is lightning striking, feel how the Zeitgeist feel Get a slight chill
[Bridge: Jay Z] I got these niggas, Breezy! Don’t worry about it
[Verse 2] My swag is on 1.21 gigawatts, 10 trillion kilowatts Hardcore Thriller pop, Michael Jackson, nigga rock Google me, baby, understand where I’m coming from My destiny’s to hit a grand slam when my number come All hail the lyrical, Grand Wizard Imperial Nigga signed the dotted line with Hov, that’s a miracle And I ain’t leave the thugs alone The humble and the meek will surely inherit the mud we on And shoot up every club we clone The flow is too atomic The poetry’s too Qu'ran-ic, the young prophet Muhammad And I could drop a verse to change the whole vibration The whole Roc Nation, the whole Live Nation So pour libation Beware, but prepare for the polarization, it’s the globalization Warn all the clergymen and notify Satan I been waiting, this the notarization, I been patient
[Bridge: Jay Z]
[Verse 3] A thousand kisses to the haters cause they made me greater A thousand wishes from a million slaves could raise a savoir A thousand disses to these dickheads at these major labels From Big Daddy Kane to Big Daddy Cain and Abel You pay a cost to be a boss, nigga, I paid the wager Mastered both sides of the force and plus I made my saber Yes sir, I’m a soldier of love Drowning all my sorrows and woes in the club My white boys say, “that shit you spit last year, bro Was like a real fine Merlot and a cashmere throw” Some black chicks say he ugly, white women they love me My Asians and my mamis don’t put nothing above me I call it as it happen, the art of quality rapping One autobiographical chapter could start up the rapture And even though I walk in the narrow valley of death All I see is green pastures, bitches screaming from the rafters
1. Big Sean - Play No Games Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla 2. Future - Fuck Up Some Commas 3. Beardus - Ballin’ Out 4. Drake - 10 Bands
5. Mr Carmack - Rappers
6. Meek Mill – D-Boy ft. Big Sean & ASAP Ferg
7. Graves x Oshi - Sell Soul
8. Big Sean – Deep Feat. Lil Wayne
9. Wale ft. Jeremih - The Body (KRNE Remix)
10. Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (POMO Remix)
11. Drake - Energy
12. Tupac- Ambitionz Az a Ridah
13. Araabmuzik - For The Hell Of It (Professor Moses Remix)
14. Big Sean - Blessings Feat. Drake & Kanye West
15. Big Sean Ft. Drake – Blessings (Riot Ten HYPE OR DIE Trap Remix)
1. Big Lost - Diplo 2. Palm Hand - Mr. Carmack 3. Back & Forth - Aaliyah 4. D.E.E.P. - Outkast(Big Boi & Andre 3000) 5. Excuse Me Miss La La La (Prof. Moses Rmx) - Jay Z 6. Raggae Music Tun Up - Paul Elliott 7. Party Startah - DMNDZ X CVPELLV 8. Capture Land - Chronixx 9. Lonelyfuckingsamurai - Mr Carmack 10. Just A Friend - Biz Markie 11. Lituation - Fabolous 12. 808 Baby - Dookee Productionz
1. Mr. Carmack - Spring Shit Ft. Jacuzzi 2. DMNDZ - LXVE 3. RL Grime & What So Not - Tell Me
4. Young Jeezy ft. Bun B - Trap Or Die
5. RL Grime ft. Djemba Djemba - Valhalla
6. BIG SEAN - ALL YOUR FAULT (FEAT. KANYE WEST) Snippet
7. Far East Movement, Sidney Samson - Bang It To The Curb
8. RL Grime - Kingpin (feat. Big Sean)
9. O.T. Genasis – CoCo pt.2 f. Meek Mill & Jeezy
10. Drake - Runnin’ Thru Da 6ix *Snippet
11. J. Cole - Apparently
12. Rustie - Attak ft. Danny Brown
“Hip-hop has always been controversial, and for good reason. When you watch a children’s show and they’ve got a muppet rapping about the alphabet, it’s cool, but it’s not really hip-hop. The music is meant to be provocative - which doesn’t mean it’s necessarily obnoxious, but it is (mostly) confrontational, and more than that, it’s dense with multiple meanings. Great rap should have all kinds of unresolved layers that you don’t necessarily figure out the first time you listen to it. Instead it plants dissonance in your head. You can enjoy a song that knocks in the club or has witty punch lines the first time you hear it. But great rap retains mystery. It leaves shit rattling around in your head that won’t make sense till the fifth or sixth time through. It challenges you. Which is the other reason hip-hop is controversial: People don’t bother trying to get it. The problem isn’t in the rap or the rapper or the culture. The problem is that so many people don’t even know how to listen to the music.” -Jay-Z, Decoded
I honestly have to say… I am feeling what Kanye West has to say more than ever.
There have been a lot of things I’ve had to deal with in my life, because of how I look and who I am.
What Kanye West stands for, in my eyes, is someone who doesn’t want to allow people to keep restricting the growth of people, particularly of P.O.C. (People of Color)
He, along with Jay Z, remain important figures for the inspiration of the youth. As they continue to grow into their success, they will allow many others to follow in their footsteps to do all of the great things they have been able to accomplish.
I would never pretend these two men are perfect, but let the first man without-sin cast the first stone.
I hope they continue to be blessed with favor, as they blaze the way for other’s, and start to right the wrongs of the American history that we all know so well.
The people who hate on these two individuals, will find their hate-growing more and more, as they will not be the only ones who break these invisible walls and glass ceilings that have been put in place.