"Big Brother" as written by Kanye Omari West and Aldrin Davis....
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My big brother was Big's brother
Used to be Dame and Big's brother
Who was hip hop brother
Who was No I.D friend
No I.D my mentor
Now let the story begin

Its the hard knock life tour
Sell out, picture us in the mall
Copin iceberg and yell out Jigga
Yea that's what we would yell out, yell out
You know the name, do gotta spell out or tell bout
J a y an Ye so shy
Now he won't even step to his idol to say hi
Standing there like a mime and let the chance pass by
Back of my mind he could change your life
With all these beats I did at least let him hear it
At least you could brag to your friends back at the gig
But he got me out my mama crib
Then he help me get my mama a crib

Big brother was Big's Brother
Used to be Dame and Big's Brother
Who was hip hop brother, who was No I.D friend
No I.D my mentor, now let the story begin
Let the story begin
If you feel the way I feel why don't you wave your hands

Fresh off the plane I'm off to Baseline
Nothing handed out, I'm about to take mine
Around the same time of that Blueprint 1
And these beats in my pocket was that blueprint for him
I'd play my little song in that old back room
He would bob his head and say, damn, oh, that's you
But by The Black Album I was blacking out
Party at S.O.B's and we had packed the crowd
Big brother got his show up in Madison Square
And I'm like yea, yea we gonna be there
But not only did I not get a chance to spit it
Carleen told me I could buy two tickets
I guess big brother was thinking a little different
And kept little brother at bay, at a distance
But everything I felt was more bogus
Only made me more focused, only wrote more potent
Only thing I wanna know is why I get looked over
I guess ill understand when I get more older
Big brother saw me at the bottom of the totem
Now I'm at the top and everybody on the scrotum

My big Brother was Big's brother
Used to be Dame and Big's brother

Who was hip hops brother
Who was No I.D's friend
No I.D my mentor, now let the story begin
Let the story begin
If you feel the way I feel why don't you wave your hands

Have you ever walked in the shadow of a giant
Not only a client, the presidito, Hola Hovito
The game getting foul, so here's a free throw
I was always on the other side of the peep hole
Then I dropped Jesus Walks now I'm on a steep hole
And we know
New jack city gotta keep my brother
But to be number 1, I'm a beat my brother
On that Diamonds remix I swore I'd spaz
Then my big brother came through and kicked my ass
Sibling rivalry, only I could see
It was the pride in me that was driving me
At the Grammys I said I inspired me
But my big brother who I always tried to be
When I kick a flow it was like, pick and roll
'Cause even if he gave me the rock, its give and go
I guess Beanies style was more of a slam dunk
And my shit was more like a finger roll
but I had them singles though
And them hoes at the show gonna mingle yo
Y'all know
I told Jay I did a song with Cold Play
Next thing I know he got a song with Cold Play
Back in my mind I'm like damn, no way
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No way Jose
Then I went and told J Brown
Should of known that was gonna come back around
Should of told you like a man, should of told you first
But I told somebody else and that's what made shit worse

My big brother was Big's brother
So here's a few words from your kid brother
If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell um
People never get the flowers while they could still smell um
A idol in my eyes, God of the game
Heart of the city, Rockafella chain
Never be the same, never be another
Number 1 young Hov also my big brother

My big Brother was Bigs brother
Used to be Dame and Bigs Brother
Who was hip hops brother
Who was No I.D's friend
No I.D my mentor, and that's where the story ends

Don't kill this shit

Lyrics submitted by hakarumonoka

"Big Brother" as written by Mervyn Goldsworthy Jeremy Peter Nolan Davis

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +1
    General CommentI think instead of "I guess being styled was more of a slam dunk" it's "I guess Beanie's style was more of a slam dunk"

    Referring to Beanie Sigel, who is also a rapper on the Roc-A-Fella Record Label.
    EJSusallaon September 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfound this from a rolling stone article with jay-z, this part is about this song:

    "since everyone has something to say about Kanye West these days, Jay noted that he loved Kanye’s Jigga tribute “Big Brother,” but light-heartedly corrected ‘Ye’s recollection of the facts — particularly that Hov made him buy tickets to a show at Madison Square Garden and that Jay stole West’s idea to record with Coldplay. “Not everything on the song was true, but it was true in his mind,” said Jay. “He says ‘Carleen said I could buy two tickets.’ You would think he didn’t get any tickets. I gave him four, he wanted six. It was a charity event! And Coldplay — I introduced him to Coldplay, I gave him the number! But I thought it was a brilliant song. It brought us closer together.” "

    thought people might be interested.
    PMurph77on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really really really like this song which is why I posted it. I've never really been a fan of Kanye but after hearing this I'm starting to like his new stuff.
    hakarumonokaon September 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you, by chance, trying to promote metrolyrics.com?
    strykerchickon September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe probably copied and pasted the lyrics from that website. I this song and Everything I am for their relaxed chill beats, can listen to both over and over again.
    TwomSixeron September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, I couldn't have done the lyrics any better myself. I'd rather read the correct version even if I didn't write them myself instead of trying to slaughter them. ;)
    hakarumonokaon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion this is the greatest song Kanye West has ever done...even though its about Kanye's realationship with Jay-Z. I think anyone who has a brother they are close to can relate to this song...i know i always think about my brother when i hear this song...
    CPHAWK1on September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyo is he coming at dame dash in this song, "used to be dame's brother??
    AILon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdd left roc-a-fella.
    bugoffon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Then i went and told Jay Brown,
    Should have known that was gonna come back around,
    Should have talked to you like a man, should have told you first,
    But i told someone else and thats what made shit worse."

    whats this bit about?

    good song
    Lm_wfcon September 15, 2007   Link

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