Thursday, January 22, 2009


So, kind of like "quotables" in the source, I'm going to try and make the effort to post whenever I hear a verse or quote or w/e that i really like. This one has always got me. Although it isn't his best song by far, Jay's vesre in "Rhyme No More" which is the second part of "Intro/A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More" gets me every time. This song on my iTunes has a playcount in the hundreds simply because I go back every time I hear it, because it never gets old for me.

Motherfuckers can't rhyme no more, bout crime no more
Til i'm no more, cause i'm so raw
My flow expose holes that they find in yours
Wasn't for me, n****az still be dying for whores
But i hate when a n***a sit back, admirin yours
Young blood you better get that, we frying baccars
N***az don't want to be confined to riding the iron horse
And don't listen to the rappers, they dying to floss
I used to be o.t., applyin the force
Shoot up the whole block, then the iron i toss
Come back with the click playing diana ross
I'm the boss and this is how it's gonna be
Burnt the turnpike, wild miles on the v
I got mouths to feed till they put flowers on me
And kiss my cold cheek, chicks crying like i was cochise
Tombstone read 'he was holdin no leaks'
Started from the crack game and then so sweet
Freaked it to the rap game, jigga the old-g
On mtv, telling em how i sold d
And used to back work up out of apartment 4-b
Me and my homie, started out coldies
Picked the mailbox lock cause i ain't have no key
Had the cable with the anchor when jaz made 'sophie'
Then i went low key, but now i'm back it's on

I think its pretty hard to argue that Jay-z is one of the best lyricists of all time, and although this isn't close to the best example, if you listen to the song...its pretty damn good.

Download it here