the city is mine lyrics – jay-z

the city is mine

uh-uhh-uh, ge-ge-geyeah

[chorus: blackstreet]

you belong to the city (uh-uhh-uh, what what)
you belong to the night (uh-uhh-uh, ge-ge-geyeah)
in the river of darkness
he´s a man of the night

[verse one: jay-z]

uhh, yeah
what the deal playboy, just rest your soul
i be holding it down yo still love the dough
got these ladies on the c*ck now you know how we go
got the whole world on lock down you know how we flow
don´t worry about brooklyn i continue to flame
therefore a world with amnesia won´t forget your name
you held it down long enough, let me take those reigns
and just like your spirit the commision remains
n*gg*z can cross the t´s and, dots the i´s
now that i got too popular to cop them pies
i´m takin this rap sh*t serious, to my demise
jay sh*t´s like cake mix, watch me rise
basics in the bas*m*nt, waste it
asking my dog for advice so when he can´t say sh*t
my hatred is, fueled just give me a sign
and i let the world know that the city is mine, what?

[chorus: blackstreet]

you belong to the city (the city is mine, what-what-what)
you belong to the night (ge-ge-geyeah, uh-uhh-uh, pa-pau)
in the river of darkness
he´s a man of the night (the city is mine, that´s right…)

[verse two: jay-z]

y´all want to know how i flow just seek and you find
i´m like a brain in the voicebox, i speak my mind
about to redefine rap mami, either i´m
the illest n*gg* doing it or these n*gg*z is losin it
i read a article that said i was ruinin sh*t
but every time i look, i´m movin units in quick
so i´ma hit y´all, with these last two and split
and leave n*gg*z with nothing but my influences-es
soon it´s the jigga, i ain´t mad yeah, bite my sh*t
sell half of what i sell because it´s not quite my sh*t
i´m the type to buy a roley and just ice my sh*t
on the spot, f*ck comin back twice to sh*t
how real is that? my floss game, still intact
boss game, you lame dudes can´t feel that
like the first dude to cop the 850 and 89
and drove it up to 55th, the city is mine, what?

[chorus: blackstreet]

you belong to the city (the city is mine)
you belong to the night (yeah, uhh, the city is mine)
in the river of darkness (pa-pa, feel me)
he´s a man of the night (yeah, yeah, bounce, bounce)

[verse three: jay-z]

i sn*tch your girl cause your arm ain´t strong enough
plus ya don´t stay in the studio long enough
i make hits while y´all stay hatin and take bricks
had it locked til i came in the club, take 6
got your chick cause you swore she was innocent
got her a chinese manicure hair done by dominicans, all for what
so i could be in a dark corner, all in the b*tt
at the bar alchoholing her up
i represent the lifestyle of those who thirst cream
a buck fifty a shot, louis the thirteenth
jay-z, roc-a-fella yo, know the name
i ain´t a player get it right, i´m controllin the game
from now until they blow holes in my frame
i´ma stand firm, holdin my aim, feel me?
i´m the focal, point like biggie in his prime
on the low though – shhhhh, the city is mine!

[chorus w/ variations to end]

/ jay z lyrics