Mercy

Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Pusha T

About Mercy

"Mercy" (stylized as "Mercy.1" on the album) is a song by American hip hop GOOD Music rappers Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T along with their Def Jam label-mate rapper 2 Chainz. The song, released April 3, 2012, serves as the lead single from the compilation album Cruel Summer (2012). The song's production was handled by Lifted, with additional production from West, Mike Dean and Mike Will Made It, and additional instrumentation from Hudson Mohawke. The song heavily samples the dancehall song "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics who praised the bombastic production, the varying quality of the verses, and the wordplay of the individual rappers. The song was featured on the soundtrack for NBA 2K13. The song peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on both the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The song has since been certified quadruple Platinum for four million digital sales in the US as of August 2016. A music video directed by Australian director Nabil Elderkin was released on June 6, 2012. The highly stylized video shows a long take of all four rappers featured on the song, along with other GOOD Music recording artists such as Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson and Teyana Taylor in cameos. The video features the rappers giving their verses and dancing around, with deliberate editing to make it appear as if they are disappearing and reappearing behind walls. The video received positive reviews from critics. 


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2012
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Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
When it comes to my sound which is the champion sound, believe believe!

Okay, Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (swerve)
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy, your chick, she so thirsty (boy)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me

Drop it to the floor, make that ass shake
Whoa, make the ground move, that's an ass'quake
Built a house up on that ass, that's an ass'state
Roll my weed on it, that's an ass'tray
Say Ye, say Ye, don't we do this every day-day? (Huh!)
I work them long nights, long nights to get a pay day (Huh!)
Finally got paid, now I need shade and a vacay
(And niggas still hatin') So much hate I need an AK
Now we out in Paris, yeah I'm Perrierin'
White girls politicking that's that Sarah Palin
Gettin' high, Californicatin'
I give her that D, 'cause that's where I was born and raised in

Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (swerve)
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (swerve)

Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
When it comes to my sound which is the champion sound, believe believe believe believe!

Yughck! It's prime time, my top back, this pimp game, ho!
I'm red leather, this cocaine, I'm Rick James, ho!
I'm bill droppin', Ms. Pacman, this pill popping-ass, ho!
I'm poppin' too, these blue dolphins need two coffins
All she want is some heel money, all she need is some bill money
He take his time, he counts it out, I weighs it up, that's real money
Check the neck, check the wrist, them heads turnin', that's exorcist
My Audemar like Mardi Gras, that's Swiss time and that's excellence
Two-door preference, roof gone, George Jefferson
That white frost on that pound cake so your Duncan Hines is irrelevant
Lambo, Murcie-lago, she go wherever I go, wherever we go, we do it pronto

Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (Swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (Swerve)
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (Swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (Swerve)

Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
When it comes to my sound which is the champion sound, believe believe!

Well, it is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth in the dance hall
And who no have teeth gwine run pon them gums caw
When time it comes to my sound, which is the champion sound
The bugle has blown the many times, and it still have one more time left
Let the suicide doors up (Caw the amount of stripe weh deh pon our shoulder)
I threw suicides on the tour bus
I threw suicides on the private jet
You know what that mean, I'm fly to death
I step in Def Jam building like I'm the shit
Tell 'em, "Give me fifty million now or I'mma quit"
Most rappers taste level ain't at my waist level
Turn up the bass 'til it's up-in-your-face level
Don't do no press but I get the most press, kid
Plus, yo my bitch make your bitch look like Precious
Something about Mary, she gone off that Molly
Now the whole party is melted like Dali
Now everybody is movin' they body
Don't sell me apartment, I'll move in the lobby (Yeah)
Niggas is loiterin' just to feel important
You gon' see lawyers and niggas in Jordan's (2 Chainz!)

OK, now ketchup to my campaign, coupe the color of mayonnaise
I'm drunk and high at the same time, drinkin' champagne on the airplane
Spit rounds like the gun range, beat it up like Rampage
100 bands, cut your girl, now your girl need a band-aid
Grade A, A1, chain the color of Akon
Black diamonds, backpack rhymin', co-signed by Louis Vuitton (Yup!)
Horsepower, horsepower, all this Polo on I got horsepower
Pound of this cost four thousand, I make it rain, she want more showers
Rain pourin' (pourin'), all my cars is foreign (foreign)
All my broads is foreign (foreign) money tall like Jordan!

Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (Swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (Swerve)
Okay, Lamborghini Mercy (swerve), your chick, she so thirsty (Swerve)
I'm in that two seat Lambo' with your girl, she tryna jerk me (Swerve)

Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
When it comes to my sound which is the champion sound, believe believe!
Well! It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
It is a weeping and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth
When it comes to my sound which is the champion sound, believe believe believe believe!

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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, and classical music. more »

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Written by: Anthony Khan, Denzie Hugh Beagle, Herbert Cortez Turner, James Thomas, Kanye West, Malik Yusef El Shabbaz Jones, Mike Dean, Reggie Henriques Williams, Sean Michael Anderson, Stepan Taft, Tauheed Epps, Terrence Thornton, Wilbert Keith Williams, Willie Antonio Hansbro Jr., Winston Delano Riley, REGGIE WILLIAMS, TERRENCE LE VARR THORNTON, KANYE OMARI WEST, ANTHONY C. KHAN, WILLIE ANTONIO HANSBRO JR.

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"Mercy" was released as a single from the album "Cruel Summer" by GOOD Music label on April 3, 2012. It was then released on iTunes four days later.
Guest Artists
Apart from 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Kanye West, the song also features another rapper, Pusha T.
Commercial Success
The song was a huge commercial success, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on both the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and US Hot Rap Songs charts. It was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Awards
"Mercy" received the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. It was also nominated for the Grammy for Best Rap Song at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
Music Sample
The song samples a dancehall song titled "Dust a Sound Boy" by Super Beagle. The catchy "haanh" sound repeated in the song's background originates from this sample.
Music Video
The music video for "Mercy" was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who has also worked with artists like Frank Ocean and Bon Iver. The video was filmed in a parking garage for its unique echo and lighting.
Lyrics Composition
Each artist on the track contributes a verse. They discuss themes of wealth, fame, and their position in the music industry. West and Big Sean's verses in particular have been noted for their impressive word play.
Production
"Mercy" was produced by Kanye West, with co-production credits going to Lifted, Mike Dean, and Mike Will Made It.
Public Reception
Many critics praised the song for its catchy sample, impressive verses, and the overall artistry of the collaboration. It was regarded as one of the best songs of 2012 by numerous critics and publications.
Album Performance
"Mercy" helped its parent album "Cruel Summer" debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 205,000 copies in its first week. This was seen as a major boost for the careers of all artists involved.

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