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  • Jay-Z • “A Week Ago” • 1998

    Funny what seven days can change… It was all good just a week ago. Jay-Z, “A Week Ago,” Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life, 1998

  • Jay-Z • American Dreamin • 2007

    Survive the droughts? I wish you well. How sick am I? I wish you health. I wish you wheels, I wish you wealth, I wish you insight so you could see for yourself. – Jay-Z, “American Dreamin,” American Gangster, 2007

  • Jay-Z • “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” • 2001

    To try and to fail: The two things I hate. Succeed, and this rap game: The two things that’s great. – Jay-Z, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” The Blueprint, 2001.

  • Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk, Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run, Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly… So, I’mma spread my wings, you can meet me in the sky. Jay-Z, “My President is Black (Remix)” from Young Jeezy’s The Recession, 2008

  • Y’all niggaz ain’t rapping the same, Fuck the flow, y’all jacking our slang, I seen the same shit happen to Kane, Three cuts in your eyebrow trying to wild out. The game is ours, will never foul out, Y’all just better hope we gracefully bow out. Jay-Z, “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up),” Vol.…

  • I know the price, know the risk, know the wrongs and the rights; Still my blood flows ice…it’s just my life. Jay-Z, “In My Lifetime (Remix),” 12", 1994. More from Hov…

  • I never understood Planned Parenthood, Cause I never met nobody planned to be a parent in the hood. Kanye West, “The Joy,” from Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne, 2011. More from Kanye…

  • …That’s when you start to stare at who’s in the mirror, And see yourself as a kid again, and you get embarrassed. And I got nothin’ to do but make you look stupid as parents, You fuckin’ do-gooders; too bad you couldn’t do good at marriage! Eminem, “Renegade,” from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, 2001

  • Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my draw string. Wrong sport, boy, you know you’re as soft as a lacrosse team. Jay-Z, “They Don’t Love You No More,” from DJ Khaled’s I Changed A Lot, 2014. Another Drake jab from Hov, ha.

  • Question religion, question it all, Question existence until them questions are solved. Jay-Z, “Heaven,” Magna Carta Holy Grail, 2013. More Jay-Z quotes…

  • Sorry, Mrs. Drizzy, for so much art talk; Silly me rappin’ ‘bout shit that I really bought. While these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot, And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got. Jay-Z, “We Made It,” 2014

  • First I snatched the streets, then I snatched the charts. First I had they ear, now I have their heart. Rappers came and went…I’ve been here from the start. I seen them put it together, watched them take it apart. Jay-Z, “Never Let Me Down,” from Kanye West’s The College Dropout, 2004

  • White Jesus in my crock pot, I mix the shit with some soda. Now Black Jesus turn water to wine, …And all I had to do was turn the stove up. Jay-Z, “The Devil is a Lie,” from Rick Ross’ Mastermind, 2014. More Jay-Z quotes

  • Shawn Carter was born December 4th, Weighing in at 10 pounds, 8 ounces. He was the last of my 4 children, The only one who didn’t give me any pain when I gave birth to him. …And that’s how I knew that he was a special child. Jay-Z’s mom, Gloria Carter, “December 4th,” The Black…

  • And as for the critics, tell me I don’t get it. Everybody can tell you how to do it, they never did it. Jay-Z, “Already Home,” The Blueprint 3, 2009

  • I’m only trying to show you how black niggas live, But you don’t want your little ones acting like this. Lil Amy told Becky, Becky told Jenny, And now they all know the skinny. Lil Joey got his durag on, Driving down the street blasting Tupac’s song. Jay-Z, “Hell Yeah (Pimp the System) (Remix)”, from…

  • Feds still lurking, They see I’m still putting work in. Cause somewhere in America… Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’. Jay-Z, “Somewhere In America,” Magna Carta Holy Grail, 2013

  • You dudes is noodles, I got more ziti to bake. You dudes is cake, I keep two biscuits on the waist. Razor blades under the tongue, I will eat your face, Appetite for destruction, I am starvin’ today. Got a money hungry lawyer that’ll eat the case, And that’s just food for thought, don’t let…

  • Music business hates me cause the industry ain’t make me, Hustlers and boosters embrace me and the music I be makin. I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars… They criticized me for it, yet they all yell ‘HOLLA!’ If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli. Truthfully I…

  • For 9-6, the only MC with a flu. Yeah, I rhyme sick, I be what you tryin’ to do. Jay-Z, “Brooklyn’s Finest,” Reasonable Doubt, 1996. Visit the Flu Trends map on Google for more information on how the flu is impacting your community. Theme song: Beatnuts “No Escapin’ This”.

  • If you’re having world problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems, but a Mitt ain’t one. Jay-Z, “99 Problems,” from Barack Obama campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, 2012. Voter Info (Google)

  • Look: if I shoot you, I’m brainless, But if you shoot me, then you’re famous. What’s a nigga to do? Jay-Z, “Streets Is Watching,” In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, 1997

  • I’d rather die enormous than live dormant. Jay-Z, “Can I Live,” Reasonable Doubt, 1996

  • Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk, Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run, Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly… So, I’mma spread my wings, you can meet me in the sky. Jay-Z, “My President is Black (Remix)” from Young Jeezy’s The Recession, 2008

  • If you can’t respect that, your whole perspective is wack. Maybe you’ll love me when I fade to black. Jay-Z, “December 4th,” The Black Album, 2003

  • I’m not a ‘Businessman,’ I’m a Business… man! Let me handle my business, damn! Jay-Z, “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix),” from Kanye West’s Late Registration, 2005

  • Said she loved my necklace, started relaxin’. Now that’s what the fuck I call a chain reaction! Jay-Z, “Money Ain’t a Thang,” from Jermaine Dupri’s Life in 1472, 1998

  • Eminem • “Renegade” • 2001

    …That’s when you start to stare at who’s in the mirror, And see yourself as a kid again, and you get embarrassed. And I got nothin’ to do but make you look stupid as parents, You fuckin’ do-gooders; too bad you couldn’t do good at marriage! Eminem, “Renegade,” from Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, 2001