"U Don't Know" as written by Bobby Byrd and Shawn Carter....
Turn my music high, high, high, high-er

I'm from the streets where the
Hood could swallow a man, bullets'll follow a man
There's so much coke that you could run the slalom
And cops comb the shit top to bottom
They say that we are prone to violence, but it's home sweet home
Where personalities crash and chrome meets chrome
The coke prices up and down like it's Wall Street homes
But this is worse than the Dow Jones your brains are now blown
All over that brown Brougham, one slip you are now gone
Welcome to hell where you are welcome to sell
But when them shells come you better return 'em
All scars we earn 'em, all cars we learn 'em like the back of our hand
We watch for cops hopping out the back of van
Wear a G on my chest, I don't need Dapper Dan
This ain't a sewn outfit homes, homes is about it
Was clapping them flamers before I became famous
For playing me y'all shall forever remain nameless
I am Hov'

Sure I do, I tell you the difference between me and them
They trying to get they ones, I'm tryin' to get them M's
One million, two million, three million, four
In just five years, forty million more
You are now looking at the forty million boy
I'm rapping Def Jam 'til I'm the hundred million man
R., O., C.

I came into this motherfucker a hundred grand strong
Nine to be exact, from grinding G-packs
Put this shit in motion ain't no rewinding me back
Could make 40 off a brick but one rhyme could beat that
And if somebody would of told 'em that Hov' would sell clothing
Heh, not in this lifetime, wasn't in my right mind
That's another difference that's between me and them
Heh, I'm smarten up, open the market up
One million, two million, three million, four
In eighteen months, eighty million more
Now add that number up with the one I said before
You are now looking at one smart black boy
Momma ain't raised no fool
Put me anywhere on God's green earth, I'll triple my worth
Motherfucker, I, will, not, lose

I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell
I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well
I was born to get cake, move on and switch states
Cop the Coupe with the roof gone and switch plates
Was born to dictate, never follow orders
Dickface, get your shit straight, fucker this is Big Jay

Will, not, lose, ever, fucker!


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"U Don't Know" as written by Shawn Carter Bobby Byrd

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    General CommentThis the ultimate inspirational song to me. The first half of the song talks about where he came from, and what he went through. And the second half of the song talks about how he came up out of that and became ultra successful.

    Going from selling crack, to making 80 million dollars in 2 years off clothing (not counting his music money). How could you listen to this shit and not be inspired? This was in 2001, jay is probably twice as rich now than he was 5 years ago.

    When i hear this song, it makes me want to get up and do something.
    Chuck Tayloron December 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshows you can come from the gutter to the top of the world. living proof that it's not the hand of cards your dealt that determines your lt in life, but how you play the hand that you're dealt.

    plus the beat is sick, and flow and lyrics are amazing. HOV at one of his best
    HBKJameson July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell
    I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well

    goes so hard oh my god
    EsKoBaRRon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he literally mean with "This ain't a sewn outfit homes, homes is about it
    Was clappin them flamers before I became famous"
    shawnjayzon April 27, 2010   Link

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