"A Star Is Born" as written by Shawn Carter, Albert Goodman, George Medoro, Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi and Jermaine Lamarr Cole....
Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Hey

I seen Mase do it, I seen Ye do it,
X came through, caught lighter fluid,
Still I came through it,
Clap for 'em,
But I'm the blueprint,
I'm like the map for 'em,
I dropped another classic,
Made Puff pass it,
Nobody could touch Puff back when Puff had it,
Wayne scorching, I'll applaud him,
If he keep going, pass the torch to him,
50 came through like hurricanes do,
Thought I'd finished his ass at summer jam too,
I had the Illmatic on bootleg,
Shit was so ahead, thought we was all dead,
Wayne did a millie, 50 did a millie,
Ye too, but what Em did was silly,
The white boy blossomed after Dre endorsed him,
His flow on Renegade, fucking awesome,
Applaud him

Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Hey

Snoop Dogg did, Nelly came down,
The Face Mob, kept it ghetto for the H town.
Luda moved digits after he moved bitches,
Drake's up next, see what he do with it,
Rule had a run, couple movie parts,
T.I literally wanted to shoot up the charts,
What up Jeezy, what it do,
Y'all remind me of us in early 92,
Outcast landed, 3 thou' was ill,
Like a male version of Lauren Hill,
Mobb Deep shook it but Prodigy took it a lil' too far,
Can't fuck with Brooklyn,
Wu Tang gang bang, Meth ate,
Rae' took on the date with the Purple Tape.
Passed on to Ason and then Ghostface,
They had a hell of a run,
Standing ova, ay

Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Hey

And I am one of one,
Can't you see just how long my run,
My reign new lou' sun shine
Been a star since I was back in one time,
One time give it up for him,
December 4th a star was born,
Clap for him,
He went from moving that corner
To this corner office is so enormous,
Hey, Pres Carter,
Watch him get a Monica on all day,
Hey,
Got so many different monikers but only one Jay
They come they go,
Some real some foe,
Some friends some hoes
But no I goes nowhere this Hov

Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
Hey

And could I be a star,
Does fame in this game have to change who you are?
Or could I be the same one who came from a far away life,
Just to make it in this Broadway lights,
Now shining in the broad day light, go figure,
A slow transition from a lil' broke nigga from the Ville,
Got a deal a real life saver,
Dreams of being behind the Will like Jada,
I chill now, cop a lil' ice later, Cole you go the glow like a lil' light saber,
So clap for him, then applaud Hov, he gave him the platform
Flow so sick thought he wrote the rap for him,
No sir,
The flows cold as a shoulder of a gold digging hoes when a broke nigga approaches,
Told ya I'm focused man, I'll let you motherfuckers soak it in
And clap for 'em

Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
J. Cole
Everyday a star is born


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"A Star Is Born" as written by Maurice Jordan Jeff Bhasker

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    General CommentAmateurish? No. Amateurs don't give props to real stars all over. If an amateur mentioned all these guys names, it'd be like they were trying to make a name for themselves and it'd come out lame. Coming from Jay it's a legend giving props to all of those with real talent.

    December 4th a star was born! But he also mentions T.I., Ludacris, Nelly, 50 cent, Snoop and guys who you wouldn't expect him to give credit to. He even gives credit to Eminem for being a white boy and killing Renegade with a much better verse than his. I thought he had something for Pac but I might be wrong.

    "What up Jeezy? What it do? Ya'll remind me of us back in early '92."

    JohnDoeHoe22on March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjay's rhymes are probably more amateurish than ever but he sounds inspired and he's never been more quotable so w/e
    jjjonatronon December 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjay's rhymes are probably more amateurish than ever but he sounds inspired and he's never been more quotable so w/e
    jjjonatronon December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Wayne did a milli
    50 did a milli
    'Ye too
    But what Em did was silly"

    Does he mean that Eminem's record sales (Marshall Mathers LP / Eminem Show) were "silly" b/c they were so absurdly high?
    YerBlueJayWayon January 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLeBron James mentioned this song was an inspiration to him in helping Cleveland win a championship.
    ddirkson June 20, 2016   Link

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