Takeover

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About Takeover

"Takeover" is a track recorded by Jay-Z for his 2001 album The Blueprint. The song is a diss track aimed at rappers Nas and Prodigy of Mobb Deep.


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2001
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R.O.C., we running this rap shit
Memphis Bleek, we running this rap shit
B. Mac, we running this rap shit
Freeway, we run this rap shit
O and Sparks, we running this rap shit
Chris and Neef, we running this rap shit

The takeover, the break's over nigga
God MC, me, Jay-Hova
Hey lil' soldier you ain't ready for war
R.O.C. too strong for y'all
It's like bringing a knife to a gunfight, pen to a test
Your chest in the line of fire witcha thin-ass vest
You bringing them boys to men, how them boys 'posed win?
This is grown man B.I., get you rolled in the triage
Biatch, your reach ain't long enough, dunny
Your peeps ain't strong enough, fucker
Roc-A-Fella is the army, better yet the navy
Niggas'll kidnap your babies, spit at your lady
We bring knife to fistfight, kill your drama
Uh, we kill you motherfucking ants with a sledgehammer
Don't let me do it to you dunny, 'cause I overdo it
So you won't confuse it with just rap music

R.O.C., we running this rap shit
M-Easy, we running this rap shit
The Broad Street Bully, we running this rap shit
Get zipped up in plastic when it happens that's it
Freeway, we run this rap shit
O and Sparks, we running this rap shit
Chris and Neef, we running this rap shit
(Watch out! We run New York)

I don't care if you Mobb Deep, I hold triggers to crews
You little f*ck, I've got money stacks bigger than you
When I was pushing weight, back in '88
You was a ballerina, I got your pictures I seen ya
Then you dropped "Shook Ones," switch your demeanor
Well, we don't believe you, you need more people
Roc-A-Fella, students of the game, we passed the class
'Cause nobody could read you dudes like we do
Don't let 'em gas you, like Jigga is ass and won't clap you
Trust me on this one, I'll detach you
Mind from spirit, body from soul
They'll have to hold a mass, put your body in a hole
No, you're not on my level get your brakes tweaked
I sold what ya whole album sold in my first week
You guys don't want it with Hov'
Ask Nas, he don't want it with Hov', no!

R.O.C., we running this rap shit
B. Sigel, we running this rap shit
M-Easy, we running this rap shit
Get zipped up in plastic when it happens that's it
O and Sparks, we running this rap shit
Freeway, we run this rap shit
Chris and Neef, we running this rap shit
(Watch out! We run New York)

I know you miss it Nas, the (fame!)
But along with celebrity comes 'bout 70 shots to your frame
Nigga, you a (lame!)
You's the fag model for Karl Kani, Esco ads
Went from, Nasty Nas to Esco's trash
Had a spark when you started but now you're just garbage
Fell from top ten to not mentioned at all
To your bodyguard's "Oochie Wally" verse better than yours
Matter fact you had the worst flow on the whole fuckin' song
But I know, the sun don't shine, then son don't shine
That's why you're (lame!) Careers come to a end
There's only so long fake thugs can pretend
Nigga, you ain't live it you witnessed it from your folks pad
You scribbled in your notepad and created your life
I showed you your first TEC on tour with Large Professor (Me, that's who!)
Then I heard your album bout your tec on your dresser
So yeah I sampled your voice, you was using it wrong
You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song
And you ain't get a coin, nigga you was getting fucked then
I know who I paid God, Serchlite Publishing
Use your (brain!) You said you been in this ten
I've been in it five, smarten up Nas
Four albums in ten years nigga? I could divide
That's one every let's say two, two of them shits was due
One was "nah", The other was "Illmatic"
That's a one hot album every ten year average
And that's so (lame!) Nigga switch up your flow
Your shit is garbage, what you tryin' to kick knowledge? (F*ck outta here)
You niggas gon' learn to respect the king
Don't be the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen
Because you know who (who) did you know what (what)
With you know who (yeah) but just keep that between me and you for now

R.O.C., we running this rap shit
M-Easy, we running this rap shit
The Broad Street Bully, we running this rap shit
Get zipped up in plastic when it happens that's it

Freeway, we run this rap shit
O & Sparks, we running this rap shit
Chris & Neef, we running this rap shit
(Watch out! We run New York)

A wise man told me don't argue with fools
'Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who
So stop with that childish shit, nigga I'm grown
Please leave it alone, don't throw rocks at the throne
Do not bark up that tree, that tree will fall on you
I don't know why your advisers ain't forewarn you
Please, not Jay, he's not for play
I don't slack a minute, all that thug rapping and gimmicks
I will end it, all that yapping be finished
You are not deep, you made your bed now sleep
Don't make me expose you to them folks that don't know you
Nigga I know you well, all the stolen jewels
Twinkle toes you breaking my heart
You can't f*ck with me, go play somewhere, I'm busy
And all you other cats throwing shots at Jigga
You only get half a bar, f*ck y'all niggas

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Jay-Z

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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Written by: Alan Lomax, Bryan James Chandler, Eric Victor Burdon, Jim Morrison, John Paul Densmore, Lawrence Parker, Raymond D. Manzarek, Robert A. Krieger, Rodney Maurice Lemay, Shawn C. Carter

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