A Star Is Born - Jay-Z

And You Say New York City
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey

I seen Ma$e do it, seen 'ye do it
X came through, caught lighter fluid
Still I came through through it, clap for 'em
But I'm the Blueprint
I'm like the map for 'em
I dropped another classic
Made Puff pass it
Nobody could touch Puff
Back when Puff had it
Wayne scorchin'
I'll applaud him if he keep goin'
Pass the touch to him
50 came through
Like Hurricanes do
I thought I finished his ass at Summer Jam, too
I had the Illmatic on bootleg
The sh_t was so ahead
Thought we was all dead
Wayne did a milli
50 did a milli
'Ye too
But what Em did was silly
The white boy blossomed
After Dre endorsed him
His flow on "Renegade"
F_ckin' awesome
Applaud 'em

Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey
Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey

Snoop dogged it
Nelly came down
Face mob kept it ghetto for the H-Town
Luda moved digits
After he moved b_tches
Drake's up next
See what he do wit it
Rule had a run, couple movie parts
TI literally wanted to shoot up the charts
What, Jeezy?
What it do
Y'all remind me of us in early '92
Outkast landed 3'thou was ill
Like a male version of Lauryn Hill
Mobb Deep shook it
But Prodigy took it a little too far
Can't f_ck with Brooklyn
Wu-Tang gangbanged it
Meth ate, Rae took on a date
With the Purple Tape
Passed it on to 8th Son, then Ghostface
They had a helluva run
Standin' ovate, ay

And I am 1 of 1
Can't you see just how long my run
My reign, Lulu's song shine
Been a star since I was duckin' one time
One time, give it up for him
December 4th, a star was born, clap for him
He went from movin' that corner to
This corner office is so enormous
Hey Pres. Carter, watching her
Get her MOnica on all day
Hey, got so many different monikers
But only one Jay
They come, they go
Some real, some faux
Some friends, some hoes
But no, I goes nowhere, This Hov

Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey
Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey

[J. Cole]
And could I be a star?
Does fame in this game
Have to change who you are?
Or could I be the same one
Who came from a far way life
Just to make it in these Broadway lights
Now I'm shining in the broad daylight
Go figure
A slow transition from a little broke n_gga
From the ville, got a deal, a real life saver
Dream of being behind the wheel like Jada
I chill now, cop a little ice later
Co,e, you got the glow like a little light saber
So clap for 'em, then applaud Hov
He game him the platform
Flow so sick, thought he wrote the rap for 'em
No, sir, the flow cold as the solder of gold diggin'
When a broke n_gga approaches
Told you I'm focus, man
I'll let you motherf_ckers soak it in
Clap for 'em

Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey
Everyday, a star is born
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em, hey

view 3,010 times

comments