"Coming Of Age" as written by Shawn C Carter and Kasseem Dean....
Uh-huh uh yeah, gi-gi-geyeah
Time to come up, hold my own weight, defend my crown
Gots to lock it down and when they rush -- part two

Cocaine whiter now
Operation is sweet
Whole game tighter now
Movin' a brick a week
Plus a nigga price is down
We them niggaz to see
Time to start the arising now
I don't know what's wrong with Bleek

It seems, I'm like Keenan, picking up on the vibe
That he ain't too happy, I could just see it in his eyes
I don't know if it's the chicks or how we dividin the loot
Time to pay his ass a visit 'fore he decide to get cute
Jumped out like a star with the flavest car
Matchin' the gator shirt, softer than my next door neighbors
These young niggaz think I fell out the loop
Cause the last time they seen me hoppin', out the Coupe
I hopped out in a suit

Look at this nigga Jay frontin' tryin' to take my shine
I didn't say this verbally, just had some shit on my mind
Plus I'm puffin like an ounce, more than I used to puff
Takin' advice from these niggaz but they ain't used to stuff
They had me thinkin, "Shit, I'm the one that moved the stuff
While he drive around town in brand new Coupe's and stuff"
Swear to God, they had me practically hating his guts
As he approached I spoke, "Jigga whattup?"

I done came up (uhh) put my life on the line (uhh)
Soaked the game up (yeah) now it's my time to shine
Time to change up (what?) no more second in line
Nine-eight, these streets is mine
(uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh)

Look at that fake smile he just gave me, it's breakin' my heart
Should I school him or pull the tools out and just break him apart
I felt his hatred it was harsh, 'fore this fakin shit start
I should take him in back of the building and blaze him

Uh-oh, this nigga Jay he ain't slow, he musta picked up on the vibe
And had I, not been so high I woulda been able to hide
Tried to cover up myself, as I gave him a five
Hugged him, as if I loved him

To the naked eye
It woulda seemed we was the closest, but to those that know us
Could see that somethin' was about to go down

Stay focused
I'm tryin' to concentrate, but it's like he's reading my mind
As if he can see through this fog and all this weed in my mind
Could he see I had plans on, bein the man
Ever since we first spoke and he put that G in my hand
And I gave it back to show him, I was down for the cause
As he approached ("Whattup Bleek?") and I paused..

I done came up (uhh) put my life on the line (uhh)
Soaked the game up (yeah) now it's my time to shine
Time to change up (what?) no more second in line
Nine-eight, these streets is mine

Yeah, you done came up (uhh) put your life on the line (uhh)
Soaked the game up (yeah) now it's yo' time to shine
Time to change up, no more second in line
Nine-eight, these streets is mine

Right, yo we wild out in Vegas, styled on haters
Mouthed off at the cops, I done crammed every drop
Copped whips the same color, we tighter than brothers
With different fathers but same mothers, this life don't love us
So til death do us, I'm never breakin my bond
Nigga we Lex movers, V-12 pushers

As I stand
One leg of my pants up, in a stance like, "Man what?"
I know these niggaz are peepin my mind cancer
But in time's the answer
Seems mind-blowin, this weed and Hennesey
Got my mind goin, trust me nigga, I'm knowin
Chicks used to ignore me, and my aunt sayin I need fifty
Not sixty-forty

Oh God, don't let him control y'all
Your gun is my gun, your clip is my clip baby

Your fun is my fun (uh-huh) your bitch is my bitch
Any nigga tryin' to harm Jay I'm feelin' for you
I ain't only touchin' you, I'm killin' your crew

Give it a year, you'll be sittin' on a million or two
Records sold nigga, perfect your roll, geyeah

I done came up (came up) put my life on the line
Soaked the game up (game up) now it's my time to shine
Time to change up (change up) no more second in line
Nine-eight, these streets is mine (what, geyeah geyeah)

I done came up (came up) put my life on the line
Soaked the game up (game up) now it's my time to shine
Time to change up (change up) no more second in line
Nine-eight, these streets is mine

Yeah, you done came up (uhh) put your life on the line (uhh)
Soaked the game up (yeah) now it's yo' time to shine
Time to change up, no more second in line
Yeah, yeah
Coming of Age Two, brand new


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"Coming of Age (Da Sequel)" as written by Shawn C. Carter Kasseem Dean

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    General CommentHere are the real lyrics:

    [Jay-Z]
    Yeah...
    Come experience... life as we know it
    As some of you should know it, yeah, yeah
    Place, Marcy, Brooklyn
    Actions... well, y'all know the actions

    Uhh, I got this shorty on my block always clockin my rocks
    He likes the style and profile I think he wanna mock
    He likes the way I walk, he sees my money talkin
    to honies hawkin I'm the hottest nigga in New York and
    I see his hunger pains, I know his blood boils
    He wanna, run with me, I know this kid'll be loyal
    I watched him make a few ends, to cop his little sneakers and gear
    then it's just enough for re-up again
    I see myself in his eyes, I moved from Levi's
    to Guess to Versace, now it's diamonds like Liberace
    That's just the natural cycle, nobody wanna be like Michael
    where I'm from, just them niggaz who banned from a gun
    We out here trying to make hard white into cohhhhld green
    I can help shorty blow out like Afro-Sheen
    Plus I can relive my days of youth which is gone
    That little nigga's peeps, it's time to put him on

    Chorus: Jay-Z and Memphis Bleek

    It's time to come up (and hold my own weight, defend my crown)
    Gots to lock it down and when they rush (stand my ground)
    It's time to come up (stick up my chest, and make some loot)
    Gots to lock it down and when they rush (stand on my own two)

    [Memphis Bleek]
    I'm out here slingin bringin the drama, tryin to come up
    in the game and add a couple of dollar signs to my name
    I'm out here servin disturbin the peace, life could be better
    like my man reclined in plush leather seats
    He's sellin weight, I'm sellin eight... balls
    sixteen tryin to graduate to pushin quarters y'all
    I ain't gon' sweat him I'ma let him come to me
    If he give me the nod then these niggaz gon' see
    I'm tired of bein out here round the clock
    and breakin day, and chasin crackheads up the block for my pay
    I'm stayin fresh, so chickens check
    I'm tryin to step up to the next level, pushin Vettes to the Jets
    Diamonds reflect from the sun, directly in your equilibirum
    and stunned I'm waitin for my day to come
    I got the urge, to splurge, I don't wanna lifetime sentence
    just give me the word

    Chorus

    [JZ] Hey fella I been watchin you clockin
    [MB] Who me holdin down this block it ain't nothin
    You the man nigga now stop frontin
    [JZ] Hahahh I like your style
    [MB] Nah, I like YO' style
    [JZ] Let's drive around awhile
    [MB] Cool nigga
    [JZ] Here's a thou'
    [MB] A G? I ride witchu for free
    I want the longterm riches and bitches
    [JZ] Have it all; now listen to me
    You let them other niggaz get the name, skip the fame
    Ten thou' or a hundred G keep yo' shit the same
    [MB] On the low?
    [JZ] Yeah, the only way to blow
    You let your shit bubble quietly
    [MB] AND THEN YOU BLOW!
    [JZ] Hey keep your cool
    The only way to peep a fool is let him show his hand
    Then you play your cards
    [MB] Then he through dealin I understand
    [JZ] Don't blow your dough on hotties
    [MB] The only thing I got in this world is my word and my nuts
    and won't break em for nobody!
    [JZ] Hah, I like your resume, pick a day, you can start
    [MB] From now until death do us part...

    Chorus 2X
    supernukeon June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song but i don`t know if its true or not. it has a great flow and i like how its a oconversation. really its self-explanitory. if you havn`t heard it listen to it.
    jasssson April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is the sequel from vol. 2 we need the first one its sick
    talentscout217on December 30, 2007   Link

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