"Encore" as written by Shawn Carter and Kanye West....
Thank you, thank you, thank you, you're far too kind

Now can I get an encore, do you want more
Cooking raw with the Brooklyn boy
So for one last time I need y'all to roar

Now what the hell are you waiting for
After me, there shall be no more
So for one last time, nigga make some noise

Who you know fresher than Hov'? Riddle me that
The rest of y'all know where I'm lyrically at
Can't none of y'all mirror me back
Yeah hearing me rap is like hearing G. Rap in his prime
I'm, young H.O., rap's Grateful Dead
Back to take over the globe, now break bread
I'm in, Boeing jets, Global Express
Out the country but the blueberry still connect
On the low but the yacht got a triple deck
But when you young, what the fuck you expect? Yep, yep
Grand opening, grand closing
God your man Hov' cracked the can open again
Who you goin' find doper than him with no pen
Just draw off inspiration
Soon you goin' see you can't replace him
With cheap imitations for these generations

Now can I get an encore, do you want more
Cooking raw with the Brooklyn boy
So for one last time I need y'all to roar

What the hell are you waiting for?

Look what you made me do, look what I made for you
Knew if I paid my dues, how will they pay you
When you first come in the game, they try to play you
Then you drop a couple of hits, look how they wave to you
From Marcy to Madison Square
To the only thing that matters in just a matter of years (yea)
As fate would have it, Jay's status appears
To be at an all-time high, perfect time to say goodbye
When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5
It ain't to play games with you
It's to aim at you, probably maim you
If I owe you I'm blowing you to smithereens
Cocksucker take one for your team
And I need you to remember one thing (one thing)
I came, I saw, I conquered
From record sales, to sold out concerts
So motherfucker if you want this encore
I need you to scream, 'til your lungs get sore

It's star time
This man is made! He's killing all y'all jive turkeys
Do y'all want more of the Jigga man?
Well if y'all want more of the Jigga man
Then I need y'all to help me, bring him back to stage
Say Hova, c'mon say it!
HO-VA! HO-VA! Are y'all out there? (HO-VA! HO-VA!)
Are y'all out there? C'mon, louder!
Yeah, now see that's what I'm talking bout
They love you Jigga, they love you Jigga!

I like the way this one feel
It's so motherfucking soulful man!
Yeah, okay

So this here is the victory lap
Then I'm leaving, that's how you get me back
After a year of them sixteen's, it's one point two
And that's two point four, and I'm only doing two
You wanted to gain attention new dudes
I can get you BET and TRL too
You wanna be in the public, send your budget
Well fuck it, I ain't budging!
Young did it to death, you gotta love it
Record companies told me I couldn't cut it
Now look at me, all star-studded
Golfer above par like I putted
All cause the shit I uttered, was utterly ridiculous
How sick is this?
You want to bang, send Kanye change, send Just some dust
Send Hip a grip, then you got' spit
A little something like this

What the hell are you waiting for?


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"Encore" as written by Shawn Carter Kanye West

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    General CommentQuite simply, Hov is trying to gauge how well his fans and music critics understand what he has put forth in his career. He's making his case for consideration as the greatest rapper of our age, asking for an encore from us, the audience -- trying to make us realize how we will miss him, but how there are those following in his stead (Kanye West, etc) that we should send our attention to.
    ramius5783on September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's heartbreaking to see Mr. H to the Izzo leave the game! I sure as hell wish I was at Madison Square that historic night!
    usher_alicia_kanyeon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWas this song on the album performed live?
    Stedmanon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and how linkin park is in it too. it's great to hear different kinds of music come together and make a great song.
    jenazababon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDanger Mouse is great. plain and simple. i loves the jigga man and the beatles, and encore/savoy truffle is frickin great.
    Potatoes9000on February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty sweet. But its featering linkin park isn't it?
    stacey_rox9on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyo if you want to hear an insane version of this song go to spinjunkies.com... they mix this song with the Grateful Dead's studio version of "Friend of the Devil." For anyoe that appreciates good music you would go here.
    Nugstothedomeon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe version with Linkin Park was good, if not better
    mikael_schifferon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think i prefer the linkin park one,but i adore jay z
    wish he'd stop talking about all his money:| his early work is so much deeper
    i sound a right pratt:')
    dellvkhon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn The Mouth, An Encore

    Jay-Z vs. Pavement mashup

    Dj N-Wee

    Epic
    themountainman14on September 04, 2010   Link

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