"Upgrade U" as written by Clarence Henry Reid, Willie James Clarke, Makeba Ronnie Riddick, Shawn C Carter, Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Angela Beyince, Solange Knowles and Sean Garrett....
Yeah B
Talk yo' shit
(Partner let me upgrade you)
How you gon' upgrade me what's higher than number one?
You know I used to beat that block
Now I be's the block (partner let me upgrade you)

I hear you be the block, but I'm the lights that keep the streets on
Notice you the type, that like to keep them on a leash though
I'm known to walk alone, but I'm alone for a reason
Sending me a drink ain't appeasing, believe me
Come harder, this won't be easy
Don't doubt yourself trust me, you need me
This ain't no shoulder with a chip, or an ego
But what you think they all mad at me for

You need a real woman in your life (that's a good look)
Taking care, home is still fly (that's a good look)
And I'mma help you build up your account (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, ladies (that's a good look)
When you're in them big meetings, for the mills (that's a good look)
It take me just to complement the deals (that's a good look)
And anything you cop, I'll split the bill (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars Piguet you
Switch your neck ties to purple labels
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I (up), let me (up) grade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page
Introduce you to some new things, and upgrade you
I can (up), can I (up), let me, upgrade you?
Partner, let me upgrade you

I can do for you, what Martin did for the people
Ran by the men, but the women keep the tempo
It's very seldom, that you're blessed to find your equal
Still played my part and let you take the lead role, believe me

I'll follow, this could be easy
I'll be the help, whenever you need me (you need me)
I see your hustle with my hustle, I can keep you
Focused on your focus, I can feed you

You need a real woman in your life (that's a good look)
Taking care, home is still fly (that's a good look)
I can help you build up your account (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me (ladies that's a good look)
When you're in them big meetings, for the mills (that's a good look)
You take me just to complement the deals (that's a good look)
Anything you cop, I'll split the bill (that's a good look)
Better yet a hood look, believe me I can upgrade you (ladies that's a good look)

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars Piguet you
Switch your neckties to purple labels (have you rocking purple labels)
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I (up), let me (up) grade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page, let me upgrade you
Introduce you to some new things, and (Uh!) upgrade (HOV!) you
I can (up), (Uh!) can I (up), let me, (HOV!) upgrade you?
Partner, let me upgrade you

Uh huh, I be's the d-boy, who infiltrated all the corporate dudes
They call shots, I call all-the-booze
Jacob the jeweler, baubles, Lauraine Schwartz, oughta do
It's big balling baby, when I'm courting you
I'm talking spy bags, and fly pads, and
Rooms at the Bloomberg, and rumors you on the verge
Of a new merge, 'cause that rock on ya finger, is like a tumor
You can't fit ya hand in ya new purse
It's humorous, to me they watching and we just yachting off the island hopping off the Amalfi coast
Mafioso! Oh baby, you ever seen Saturn?
No, not the car, but everywhere we are
You're sure to see stars, this is high level not eye level
My bezel, courtesy of Audemars
I order yours tomorrow, now look at the time I saved you
Mama, let me upgrade you

Just when you think we had it all
Big ends, condos, collecting cars
Picture your life elevating with me
Make you my project celebrity I keep your name hot in them streets
And it's that little glimpse of light that makes that diamond really shine
And you already is a star, but
Unless you're flawless
Then ya dynasty ain't complete without a chief, like me

Partner, let me upgrade you, Audemars Piguet you
Switch your neckties to purple labels
Upgrade you, I can (up), can I (up) let me upgrade you
Partner, let me upgrade you

Partner, let me upgrade you
Flip a new page
Introduce you to some new things, and upgrade you
I can (up), can I (up), let me, upgrade you
Partner, let me upgrade you, upgrade you

Audemars Piguet watch, dimples in ya necktie
Hermès briefcase, Cartier tie clips
Silk-lined blazers, diamond creamed facials
VVS cuff-links, six-star pent suites
Partner, let me, upgrade ya, grade ya
Partner, partner, let me, upgrade you, grade you
Let me, let me, let me, upgrade you, grade you
Partner, partner, partner, let me upgrade you


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"Upgrade U" as written by Willie James Clarke Solange Knowles

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  • +1
    General Commentpurple label is a clothing line by ralph lauren.
    iblowkisseson January 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it me or do the lyrics "Ran by the men but the women keep the tempo / It's very seldom that you're blessed to find your equal" contradictory? Is she equal or helping men run things? Idgi.
    ohnogogoon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song b/c it talks about how a woman can compiment her man. You always hear men singing or rapping about the way he will take care of a woman and now this woman is saying that he doesnt have to worry about it, she has it under control.
    But my biggest question about this song is... What is "purple labels" ? I have been thinking and searching and I can not figure it out!!! If you know please help!!!
    TikMathon December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome, one of Beyonce's best.
    She shows off her classy, hip style and let's us all know that she is aware of how to do things right and in style.
    nd_adamon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is tight and i feel her having a strong hustle (legally) and feeding yo dude. Beyonce aint hood but she makes it look great.
    seeseeon January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTake me Just To Compliment the Deal! hell yeah Bey is the Chief!
    ilviveon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat you called the bridge is actually the hook and what you called the hook is actually the bridge
    SMUSER17002421on February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe knows she's the shit.
    InsatiableDickon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'd like to know what "you know I used to beat that block: Now I be's the block" means... does anyone wanna interpret it for me?

    Because then Beyonce goes on in [verse 1:] "I hear you be the block But I'm the lights that keep the streets on"...

    So I understand what Beyonce is saying, I don't get what Jay-Z's lyrics mean??? Because it sounds so badass when he says it... Sounds really creative, just wish i knew what it meant.

    peace...

    BeBraveon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaudemars piguet** google it
    janeasheron November 10, 2014   Link

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