"Dirt Off Your Shoulder" as written by Timothy Mosley and Shawn Carter....
You're now tuned into the mu'fuckin greatest
Turn the music up in the headphones
Tim, you can go and brush your shoulder off nigga I got you, yeah

If you feelin' like a pimp nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, gon' brush your shoulders off
Niggas is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

I probably owe it to y'all, proud to be locked by the force
Tryin' to hustle some things, that go with the Porsche
Feelin' no remorse, feelin' like my hand was forced
Middle finger to the Lord, nigga grippin' my balls
Stab the ladies they love me, from the bleachers they screamin'
All the ballers is bouncin' they like the way I be leanin'
All the rappers be hatin', off the track that I'm makin'
But all the hustlers they love it just to see one of us make it
Came from the bottom of bottom, to the top of the pots
Nigga London, Japan and I'm straight off the block
Like a running back, get it man, I'm straight off the block
I can run it back, nigga, 'cause I'm straight with the Roc

If you feelin' like a pimp nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, gon' brush your shoulders off
Niggas is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder

Your homey Hov' in position, in the kitchen with soda
I just whipped up a watch, tryin' to get me a Rover
Tryin' to stretch out the coca, like a wrestler, yessir
Keep the heckler close, you know them smokers'll test ya
But like, fifty-two cards when I'm, I'm through dealin'
Now fifty-two bars come out, now you feel 'em
Now, fifty-two cars roll out, remove ceiling
In case fifty-two broads come out, now you chillin'
With a boss bitch of course S.C. on the sleeve
At the 40/40 club, ESPN on the screen
I paid a grip for the jeans, plus the slippers is clean
No chrome on the wheels, I'm a grown-up for real

If you feelin' like a pimp nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, gon' brush your shoulders off
Niggas is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder

Your boy back in the building, Brooklyn we back on the map
Me and my beautiful bitch in the back of that 'Bach
I'm the realest that run it, I just happen to rap
I ain't gotta clap at 'em, niggas scared of that black
I drop that "Black Album" then I back, out it
As the best rapper alive nigga ask about me
From Bricks to Billboards, from grams to Grammy's
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 hey'
I'm a hustler homey, you a customer crony
Got some, dirt on my shoulder, could you brush it off for me?

If you feelin' like a pimp nigga, go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, gon' brush your shoulders off
Niggas is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder

You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder

You're now tuned into the mu'fuckin' greatest

Best rapper alive, best rapper alive


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"Dirt Off Your Shoulder" as written by Shawn C Carter Shawn Carter

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  • +2
    General CommentThe verve remix is sick. Flows together really well. There's a lot of remix/mash ups that use Jay-Z lyrics over beats that aren't directley made for rap. With Jay brings to the mic they're really refreshing. We all know about the linkin park album, along with the White Album that was noted earlier. Another one to check out would be "American Wonder" which uses the lyrics off of American Gangster over beats made by 9th Wonder. That's good stuff.
    C@t@stropheon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcheddar = Cheese = Money.
    Check Cheddar = make Money.
    the rest is just metaphor, sick metaphor
    wooyaahon August 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Middle finger to the Lord, nigga grip I'm a boss"
    i thought that actually was
    "Middle finger to the law, nigga im grippin my balls"
    snipersnillon February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAWESOME PARTY SONG....u GOTTA GET THAT DIRT OFF YOUR SHOULDER, woooooo
    battleofnyon April 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone should download a copy of DJ Danger Mouse's "The Grey Album," it's Jay-Z's "The Black Album" mixed over the Beatles' "White Album."
    kissingtheliplesson April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey kissingthelipless where can i download the DJ Danger Mouses Grey Album? It sounds kinda interesting
    jjb_ukon May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is excactly gettting dirt off your shoulder? what does it mean?
    jjb_ukon May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can download it here:
    illegal-art.org/audio/…
    InnerLightBeatleon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song....i completly agree wiff battleofny....the beat and evrything are great =)
    dream_come_truon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means that when somebody disrespects you just to brush it off and rise above it. If you see the video, you've got the black kids who are being harrassed by the cops and a few girls who are being hit on in a cheap way and the message is just to kind of brush it off and walk away.
    doortodooron October 16, 2004   Link

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