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Top Jay-Z Lines

Updated on August 24, 2012


Multi-platinum recording artist Jay-Z has had one of the most prolific music careers of all time. Dubbed the greatest of all-time in the hearts of many hip-hop fans. He is still the only rapper to perform at Carnegie Hall! Jay-Z has remained ageless in a modern music era run by the vocal cords of twenty somethings. At 42, Jay-Z continues to be a trailblazer in youth dominated genre.

Best Lyrics from Jay-Z

  • If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems and a b**** ain't one (99 Problems).
  • I wanna rhyme like Common Sense (But I did five Mil), I ain't been rhyming like Common since (Moment of Clarity).
  • Your Grandpop died a n**** failure, then he died of liver failure. Deep down he was a good man. G** d*** I can't deliver failure (Glory)!
  • From bricks to Billboards, from grams to Grammys. The O's to opposite, Orphan Annie. You gotta pardon Jay, for sellin' out the garden in a day. I'm like a young Marvin in his hay (Dirt off your shoulders).
  • I'm so far ahead of my time I'm 'bout to start another life. Look behind you; I'm 'bout to pass you twice (2002 Funk Flex Freestyle).
  • Life is but a dream to me. Gunshots sing to me. These other guys with lullabies don't mean a thing to me (Beach Chair).
  • Never read the Qu'ran or Islamic scriptures/ Only Psalms I read was on the arms of my n****** ('Intro' From 'The Dynasty: Roc La Familia').
  • If you tell me our schools gon' be perfect when Jena Six don't exist. Tell him that's when I'll stop sayin' b**** (Say Hello).
  • They say it's celestial. It's all in the stars. Like Tony La Russa on how you play your Cards (American Dreamin').
  • It gets tedious so I keep one eye open like CBS/ You see me stressed right (Can I live)?
  • H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A . Fo' sheezy my neezy keep my arms so freezy. Can't leave rap alone the game needs me. Haters want me clapped and chromed, it ain't easy (Izzo).
  • I'm the type to sling heavy weight on the block In every state like Pac. Word Jigga's the hurt holla (Best of Me Remix).
  • Fear not when, fear not why. Fear not much while were alive. Life is for living not living up tight. See ya somewhere up in the sky (Forever Young).

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    • vinayak1000 profile image


      5 years ago from Minneapolis

      Jay Z is easily the best lyricist of all time!

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      6 years ago

      When my situation ain't improvin'

      I'm trying to murder everything movin'

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      6 years ago

      Hov on that new s***/N*****s like, "how come?"

      N******s want my old shit/Buy my old album

      Allow me to reintroduce myself/My name is Hov

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      6 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Glad to see a fan!

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      6 years ago

      jay is my man, he's not at good as he used to be with all the selling out, but he's dope my dude are 5 of my faves ...hope you like and check them out...

      5. As fate would have it J status appears at an all time high, perfect time to say goodbye when i come back like Jordan wearing the 45, it aint to play games with you, it's to aim at you, probably main you, if i owe you im blowin you to smithereens, cocksuker take one for ya team, and i need you to remember one thing -Jay-Z Encore

      4. And I did bad for good but when you're trapped in the hood

      You do worse for less, homie earth's a test

      Only God can judge me

      My heart ain't ugly

      But the thoughts that I drop is heavy

      Try budge me

      Mama loved me, pop left me

      Still the homies call me lucky lefty

      I'm flashy and bentley

      Deceptively smart

      I make hustlin' heaven and pimpin' an art

      Long as I know that I'm blessed

      'Cause I'm loved in depth

      I can walk trough water and not get wet

      I'm that fresh-- Jay-Z Lenny Kravitz --Storm Remix

      3. Jigga Man, mo' better, mo' cheddar

      Foes knock the man off your Polo sweater

      Roll with the R-O-C, A-Fella

      Remember me? The teachers used to fail us

      Now it's mo' scrilla, hoe killers

      Fo'-wheelers, we - gorillas

      Oh please feel us - we heat holders

      Fightin? Listen boy, Roy Jones couldn't still us

      -Jay-Z you, me, him her

      2... a lime to a lemon, my V-A women

      walk in Manolo Blahniks cause my condo with elevators in 'em

      She wanna wrinkle my linens

      So I sprinkle her with gin and then we begin sinnin, uhh

      Blasphemy, oh my God, we be sinnin

      She keeps scratchin me like she tiger in 'em

      This is exactly, why I had to pin her

      to the bed like a wrestler, her to press on her, uhh---

      Jay-Z F**K All Nite

      1. Jay-Z Grammy Family Freestyle on Funk Flex....

      Inspired by Basquiat, my chariot's on fire

      Everybody took shots, hit my body up, I'm tired

      Build me up, break me down to build me up again

      They like, Hov we need you back so we can kill your ass again

      Hov got flow though he's no Big and Pac, but he's close

      How I'm 'posed to win, they got me fightin' ghosts

      Same sword they knight you they gon' good night you with

      Sh.., Thats' only half if they like you

      That ain't even the half what they might do

      Don't believe me, ask Michael

      See Martin, see Malcolm

      You see Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome

      See Jesus, see Judas; see Caesar, see Brutus

      See success is like suicide

      Suicide, it's a suicide

      If you succeed, prepare to be crucified

      Media meddles, niggas sue you, you settle

      Every step you take, they remind you you ghetto

      So it's tough bein' Bobby Brown

      To be Bobby then, you gotta be Bobby now

      Now the question is, is to have had and lost

      Better than not having at [all]


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