"My 1st Song" as written by Shawn Carter and Oscar Germain De La Fuente....
Y'all wanna know why he don't stop
Y'all wanna know why he don't flop
Let me tell you people why
Came from the bottom of the block I
When I was born, it was sworn, I was never gon' be shit
Had to pull the opposite out this bitch
Had to get my ride on
Eyes on the prize, Shawn knew I had to
Had to had to get these chips
Had to make moves like Olajuwon
Started out selling dimes and nicks
Graduated to a brick
No exaggeration, my infatuation with the strip
Legendary like a schoolboy
Crushin' merely nearly every every chick
Heavy shit, that's how schoolboy got whipped
And got left on some, Just Me, Myself and I
On some Trugoy shit
Had to go to a place of
To a place of no return
Had to play with fire and get burned
Only way the boy ever gon' learn
Had to lay way in the cut, til I finally got my turn
Now I'm on top in the spot that I earned

It's my life
It's my pain and my struggle
The song that I sing to you it's my everything
Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first
And my thirst is the same as when I came
It's my joy and my tears and the laughter it brings to me
It's my everything

Like I never rode in a limo
Like I just dropped flows to a demo
Like it's ninety-two again and
And I got O's in the rental
Back in the stu' again
No prob' living was a whole lot simpler
When you think back, you thought that
You would never make it this far, then you
Take advantage of the luck you handed
Or the talent, you been given
Ain't no, half stepping, ain't no, no slipping
Ain't no different from a block that's hitting
Gotta get it while the getting's good
Gotta strike while the iron's hot, before you stop
Then you gotta bid it, good riddance
Goodbye, this is my second major breakup
My first was, with a pager
With a hooptie, a cookpot, and the 'caine
This one's with the stu, with the stage, with the fortune
Maybe not the fortune, but certainly the fame

It's my life
It's my pain and my struggle
The song that I sing to you it's my everything
Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first
And my thirst is the same as when I came
It's my joy and my tears and the laughter it brings to me
It's my everything
Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first
And my thirst is the same as when I came


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"My 1st Song" as written by Shawn C Carter Shawn Carter

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  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song. The beat, the lyrics. U can feel the emotion radiating from the speakers when this song is playing. As far as jay-z wort, at the time it was 400 mil. And he only owns roc-a-fella records. His etimated worth these days is around 650 mil. He generates profits from album sales and tours, he sold roca wear for 200 mil, and bought Artful Dodger, he howns the 40/40 franchise which has brances all over the world, he is also part owner of the New Jersey nets and is in the process of building a new arena in brooklyn for them. Also hovi is building a 12 story hotel in the near future. A role model for young balck males if ever there was one
    Cushion January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHov's goodbye and ultimate reflection on the rap game.
    It's essentially the keys to the kingdom -- the steps one must take to master rap and achieve the success that Jay-Z had... put as much heart and work into your latest work as you did when you first started. Biggie's quote at the beginning sums it up quite nicely.
    ramius5783on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe i am the second person to quote on this amazing song and legendary Rap Album. The Black Album will go down in history as the BEST rap album of all time. Now this song, serves to all aspiring rappers on how to make it big, and stay big..
    vjposteron December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in agreement
    bravoceoon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHov is a legend and so is this album. There was no better way to end it then with his best friend and biggest influence Biggie, the man who left Hov with everything he needed to become everything he has become. Worth close to 400 billion and owns to of the biggest labels in the game, and one of the biggest rappers, Nas. Props Hov, give us another one like Black Album!
    dandaouston March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe black album is the greatest album ever.Every song is just amazing
    cjhasfallen22on April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. it shows the hustle and growth of Jay. he means every word and you can tell !!
    NovaDioron August 01, 2010   Link

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