"Ignorant Shit" as written by Shawn Carter, Ronald Isley, O'kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley and Dwight Grant....
Yes sir, just the sound of his voice is a hit
Y'all niggaz got me really confused out there
I make 'Big Pimpin'' or 'Give It To Me' one of those
Y'all hail me as the greatest writer of the 21st century
I make some thought provokin' shit y'all question whether he fallin' off
I'ma really confuse y'all on this one, follow

When them tops come down, chicks tops come down
Like when them shots come out, make cops come around
When them blocks come out I can wake up a small town
Finish off the block then I make my mall rounds

Stares get exchanged then the fifth come out
The tough guy disappear, then the bitch come out
"That's him", I'm usually what they whisper 'bout
Either what chick he with or his chip amount

Cause I been doin' this since CHiPs was out
Watchin' Erik Estrada, baggin' up at the Ramada
Table full of powder, AC broke
'Bout to take another shower on my twenty-fifth hour

Spike Lee's everywhere, game on the flight
You might see me anywhere, day in the life
Only thing changed the tail number on the flight
I can touch down and take off the same night

I'm so bossy, bitch get off me
Trick get off me, you can't get shit off me
I'm so flossy, no 6's or Sprees
Laid back, Maybach's, don't even talk to me

This is that ignorant shit you like
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, trick precise, c'mon
I got that ignorant shit you love
Nigga fuck shit, maricón puta and drugs, c'mon

I got that ignorant shit you need
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, trick plus weed, c'mon
I'm only tryin' to give you what you want
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, you like it, don't front

They're all actors, lookin' at themselves in the mirror backwards
Can't even face themselves, don't fear no rappers
They're all weirdos, DeNiros in practice
So don't believe everythin' your earlobe captures, it's mostly backwards

Unless it happens to be as accurate as me
And everythin' said in song you happen to see
Then actually, believe half of what you see
None of what you hear, even if it's spat by me

And with that said, I will kill niggaz dead
Cut niggaz short, give you wheels for legs
I'm a K I double L E are, see y'all in hell
Shoot niggaz straight through the E.R.

Whoa, this ain't B.R., no
This S.C. CEO, the next Lyor, no
The next leader of the whole free world
And the first thing I'ma do is free Sigel, go

Take off the cuffs, unlock the gate
It's that ignorant nigga that you love to hate
The oh-seven Ice Cube, B. Sig' so rude
Tell a trick get these nuts, eat dick like food

Now see if I care if this verse get aired
Even if you mute it, the curse is there, yeah
I'm so raunchy, bitch get off me
Keep my flea collar on, you lil' ticks get off me

I missed the part when it stopped bein 'bout Imus
What do my lyrics got to do with this shit
'Scarface' the movie did more than Scarface the rapper to me
So that ain't to blame for all the shit that's happened to me

Are you sayin' what I'm spittin'
Is worse than these celebrataunts showin' they kittin', you kiddin'?
Let's stop the bullshittin'
'Til we all without sin, let's quit the pulpittin'

'Scarface' the movie did more than Scarface the rapper to me
So that ain't to blame for all the shit that's happened to me
Now stop the bullshittin'
'Til we all without sin, let's quit the pulpittin', c'mon

This is that ignorant shit you like
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, trick precise, c'mon
I got that ignorant shit you love
Nigga fuck shit, maricón puta and drugs, c'mon

I got that ignorant shit you need
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, trick plus weed, c'mon
I'm only tryin' to give you what you want
Nigga fuck shit, ass bitch, you like it, don't front

It's only entertainment


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"Ignorant Shit" as written by Dwight Grant Christopher Jasper

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    General CommentI don't really listen to Jay-Z, or mainstream rap in general, this song addresses exactly why I don't listen to the crap. Ice Cube and Scarface should be ashamed.
    RamboSambo5on December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you don't understand concepts like irony or the use of satire then this song will not make sense to you. The song is tribute to the conflicting dichotomy in rap music. The hook is saying basically: these are the only words that seemed to get responses so let's bundle them up nicely for you. Read the title and then the intro and you'll understand the message better.
    I am Alexanderon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes Alexander!!!!!!!!!! the intro says it all... he makes songs about just nothing and he's the best writer of the 21st century, then he makes something very complex and nobody likes it and tinks he's fallin offf
    jr castroon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its "nigga fuck shit maricon puta and drugs"....
    sergiolealon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont get the reference to imus. does it have to do with don imus comments about hip hop?
    sergiolealon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe's saying that he dosen't understand how Imus's comments became rap musics fault, and not Imus's racist ass fault. He says "what do my lyrics got to do with his shit"?
    Ace1daon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is easily one of my favourite jay-z songs ever. it makes 50 cent and all those other thug rappers look dumb as hell
    azthet1kon May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was about selling drugs
    FrenchlyChuteson January 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about gangster rap, yes, but I'm surprised no one has pointed out another layer given the whole Beanie Siegel fall out last year. Beans clearly shoots at Jigga in a referenced verse that Jigga cuts in on all the sudden with actually kind of bad mixing and starts talking about how Beans is being selfish talking about other earlier references that Jigga shot towards Beanie and the rest of the Rocafella cats that he shed from his crew.
    Spillosevicon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty simple really.

    Y'all niggaz got me really confused out there
    I make "Big Pimpin" or "Give it to Me" one of those
    They held me as the greatest writer of the 21st century
    I make some thought provokin' shit
    Y'all question whether he fallin' off
    I'ma really confuse y'all on this one..

    Jay Z's referencing being misunderstood. People are either saying saying he's too mainstream or too "gangster" in the medeia- when really they're ALL missing his message(s). His flow is so intelligent that it confuses most. Some making far fetched leaps in judgement.

    This is that ignorant shit you like
    Nigga, fuck, shit, ass, bitch, trick, precise
    Come on
    I got that ignorant shit you love
    Nigga, fuck, shit, Ma he gon' boot them drugs
    I got that ignorant shit you need
    Nigga, fuck, shit, ass, bitch, trick, plus weed
    I'm only tryin to give you what you want
    Nigga, fuck, shit, ass, bitch, you like it, don't front

    This addresses the masses who call him "gangster" and ignorant. He's blatantly making a point. Actors taking degrading roles in movies & reality starlets crotchshots in tabloids & gossip sites -are more acceptable than him taking a pen & paper and telling a similar tale set to a beat.

    The Imus reference is how the media shifted the blame from his racially insensitive comment and blaming rappers (i.e Jay Z) for their use of similar terms. Quick to blame without fully seeing the real picture. The simple fact one uses the term "gangster rap" makes one SO out of the loop and very misinformed. "Gangster rap"- HA!
    RoxyMonoxideon July 09, 2010   Link

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