Diamond Is Forever

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2012, Forbes estimated Carter's net worth at nearly $500 million. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked #1 by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling S… more »


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2009
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Can you hear me now? Good (Blueprint 2 baby)
It's the best of times, it was the worst of times (aoww)
It's "The Gift & the Curse"

R.O.C. yeah, number one clique here
If you represent us, throw them diamonds up, yeah
Now let's be clear, I ain't goin' nowhere
Now that you know, holla at your boy
Hov' (Hov', Hov', Hov')

(Yeah, Roc-A-Fella Records
You know what diamond is
We ain't going nowhere, put your diamonds up)

Standing in my B-boy stance
Free, Beans, Memphis where you at nigga?
(Right here) Snatch Cam and it's a wrap
This here rap belong to us, nobody strong as us, it's a fact
Hold up I'm just warming up, gimme a second to get it back
Young Chris, Neef what? Oschino and Sparks
Next summer's yo' summer, tear this motherfucker up
Young is eternal, my youngins'll burn you
"The Blueprint" birthed, nigga I earthed you, you can't be serious
Young cause I'm thirty-two, dressed like I'm twenty-two
Flow like a 18, do what I want to do
Going on my 8th ring, got Phil Jackson's zen
Flow is black magic, I'm at it again
Rose gold with black karats, Horse & Carriage to spend
Like Mason Betha, chasing this cheddar, to the end
Of the road because the end I'm told is nearer than we know
What can I say but live for today, Hov'

R.O.C. yeah, number one clique here
If you represent us, throw them diamonds up, yeah
Now let's be clear, I ain't goin' nowhere
Now that you know, holla at your boy
Hov' (Hov', Hov', Hov')
(Hov', Hov', Hov', Hov')

Yeah, "The Blueprint 2" homie, follow the moves
You put on two tube socks, you couldn't walk in my shoes
I was dealt a bad hand, f*ck what else could I do
But keep somethin' up my sleeve that'll help me through
But can you believe, everywhere I'm at, models come through
Cat-fightin', cat-walkin', it happens often
It's true how society don't want me to move
Into the penthouse building with spectacular views
They're like uhh, "He's a menace he could never be a tenant"
I'm like ooh, what's a young nigga to do?
I bring the brothers to the building give a feeling that I don't
Give a f*ck we just chilling watching chandelier ceilings high as f*ck
Old lady, don't blow my high
'Specially if you don't know my life, don't make me bring
Sharpton in it 'cause I'm dark-skinneded or
Dude with the 'fro and the Rainbow Coalition, I'ma
Victim of a single parent household, born in a mouse hole
Mousetrap, niggas wanna know
How so, how Jay get up out that, here, yeah
I snatched purses I per-se-vered, yeah
I had work, fiends purchased, it was clear
I was out there selling hope for despair, but stop there
I swear, I only make good from my mouth to God's ears
Had to get out the hood
And I can't justify genocide
But I was born in the city where the skinny niggas die
Born in the city where the skinny niggas ride
And as a skinny nigga I had beef with high size

R.O.C. yeah, number one click here
If you represent us, throw them diamonds up yeah
Now let's be clear, I ain't goin' nowhere
Now that you know, holla at your boy
Hov' (Hov', Hov', Hov')
(Hov', Hov', Hov', Hov')

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Written by: Charles Stanton, Theron Feemster, Shawn Carter

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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