"Renegade" as written by Shawn Carter, Marshall B Iii Mathers and Luis Edgardo Resto....
Motherfuckers,
Say that I'm foolish I only talk about jewels (bling bling)
Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?
See I'm influenced by the ghetto you ruined
That same dude you gave nothing, I made something doing
What I do through and through and
I give you the news, with a twist it's just his ghetto point-of-view
The renegade, you been afraid
I penetrate pop culture, bring 'em a lot closer to the block where they
Pop toasters, and they live with they moms
Got dropped roasters, from botched robberies niggas crotched over
Mommy's knocked up cause she wasn't watched over
Knocked down by some clown when child support knocked
No he's not around, now how that sound to ya, jot it down
I bring it through the ghetto without riding 'round
Hiding down ducking strays from frustrated youths stuck in they ways
Just read a magazine that fucked up my day
How you rate music that thugs with nothing relate to it?
I help them see they way through it, not you
Can't step in my pants, can't walk in my shoes
Bet everything you worth; you lose your tie and your shirt

Since I'm in a position to talk to these kids and they listen
I ain't no politician but I'll kick it with 'em a minute
Cause see they call me a menace, and if the shoe fits I'll wear it
But if it don't, then why y'all swallow the truth grin and bear it
Now who's these king of these rude ludicrous lucrative lyrics
Who could inherit the title, put the youth in hysterics
Using his music to steer it sharing his views in his marriage
But there's a huge interference, they're saying you shouldn't hear it
Maybe it's hatred I spew, maybe it's food for the spirit
Maybe it's beautiful music I made for you to just cherish
But I'm debated disputed hated and viewed in America
As a motherfucking drug addict, like you didn't experiment?
Now now, 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 nothing to do but make you look stupid as parents
You fucking do-gooders, too bad you couldn't do good at marriage!
And do you have any clue what I had to do to get here I don't
Think you do so stay tuned and keep your ears glued to the stereo
Cause here we go, he's (Jigga joint Jigga-chk-Jigga)
And I'm the sinister, Mr. Kiss-My-Ass it's just the

Renegade! Never been afraid to say
What's on my mind at, any given time of day
Cause I'm a renegade! Never been afraid to talk
About anything (anything) anything (anything), renegade!
(Never been afraid to say)
(What's on my mind at, any given time of day)
(Cause I'm a (renegade) Never been afraid to holler)
(About anything (anything?) Anything (anything!))

I had to hustle, my back to the wall, ashy knuckles
Pockets filled with a lot of lint, not a cent
Gotta vent, lot of innocent of lives lost on the project bench
What you hollering? Gotta pay rent, bring dollars in
By the bodega, iron under my coat, feeling braver
Doo-rag wrapping my waves up, pockets full of hope
Do not step to me, I'm awkward, I box leftier often
My pops left me an orphan, my momma wasn't home
Could not stress to me I wasn't grown, 'specially on nights
I brought something home to quiet the stomach rumblings
My demeanor, thirty years my senior
My childhood didn't mean much, only raisin green up
Raisin my fingers to critics, raisin my head to the sky
Big I did it, multi before I die (nigga)
No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight

See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here
To shatter the picture in which of that as they paint me
As a monger of hate and Satan a scatter-brained atheist
But that ain't the case, see it's a matter of taste
We as a people decide if Shady's as bad as they say he is
Or is he the latter, a gateway to escape?
Media scapegoat, who they can be mad at today
See it's easy as cake, simple as whistling Dixie
While I'm waving the pistol at sixty Christians against me
Go to war with the Mormons, take a bath with the Catholics
In holy water, no wonder they try to hold me under longer
I'm a motherfucking spiteful, delightful eyeful
The new Ice Cube, motherfuckers hate to like you
What did I do? (huh?) I'm just a kid from the gutter
Making this butter off these bloodsuckers, cause I'm a motherfucking

Renegade! Never been afraid to say
What's on my mind at, any given time of day
Cause I'm a renegade! Never been afraid to talk
About anything (anything) anything (anything), renegade!
(Never been afraid to say)
(What's on my mind at, any given time of day)
(Cause I'm a (renegade) Never been afraid to holler)
(About anything (anything?) Anything (anything!))

Renegade! Never been afraid to say
What's on my mind at, any given time of day
Cause I'm a renegade! Never been afraid to talk
About anything (anything) anything (anything), renegade!
(Never been afraid to say)
(What's on my mind at, any given time of day)
(Cause I'm a (renegade) Never been afraid to holler)
(About anything (anything?) Anything (anything!))


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"Renegade" as written by Marshall B Iii Mathers Shawn C Carter

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    General Commenti neva knew this was originally wit royce
    beddallon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnor did i, are you sure this is the original and the jay version isn't the original?
    JxVirgoon September 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe Jay Version is much much better because Jay has the skill to match with Em. Jay's flow is better and the song is fuckin great!
    thetaker1on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of eminems best flowing songs. awesome
    frtyoz04on April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentRoyce rips this shit up.... Em should of made some new verse for the remix with jay... this song flows a lot better than the remix... Royce is amazing...
    Moneydaddy523on June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAs in "Dead Wrong," when Eminem proved himself in the ranks of B.I.G, Eminem lines up with Jay-Z as a force that can't be stopped. Haven't heard the Royce version, but I bet it's incredible. Royce is the best rapper in the game right now.
    In my opinion, and keep in the mind this is coming from a white boy, Eminem reaches lyrical heights that Jay-Z can't even touch. That also could be suburbia talking.
    There's a way with eminem that his word play almost becomes more important than the words, and I'm amazed that in this song he's able to integrate incredible poetic rhythms with meaning.
    This was Eminem at his best, pissed off, angry, on drugs, not singing nursery rhymes to his daughter.
    mhutch47on April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmhutch47, i couldnt have said it better myself! you r tottaly right. see cuz most ppl dont see that em is a lyrical genius and the way his shit jus goes, and his flowin is so smooth. i love to get high and listen to him flow. he is my hero!
    --carnie--
    kinkymuffinsexon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat happened was, Eminem did this with Royce, then they had their beef, so Em dropped Royce and picked up Jay-Z. This song with Royce was then never released officially.
    missilXon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWTF???
    I downloaded this song by bad meets evil, and i listen to it, and it's got this homosexual jay-z on it instead of royce.
    did they remove his vocals because the beef or is this just a remix?
    fateworksbothwayson December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol thetaker1, Jay doesnt even come close to Eminem dude, Jay-Z is a fucking joke, im glad eminem rips him up on his own track
    saleon February 07, 2007   Link

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