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99 Problems
Jay-Z Lyrics


If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety-nine problems but a bitch ain't one

I got the rap patrol on the gat patrol
Foes that want to make sure my casket's closed
Rap critics that say he's "Money, cash, hoes"
I'm from the hood, stupid, what type of facts are those?
If you grew up with holes in your Zapatos
You'd celebrate the minute you was having dough
I'm like, "Fuck critics" you can kiss my whole asshole
If you don't like my lyrics, you can press fast forward
Got beef with radio if I don't play they show
They don't play my hits, well, I don't give a shit, so
Rap mags try and use my black ass
So advertisers can give 'em more cash for ads, fuckers
I don't know what you take me as
Or understand the intelligence that Jay-Z has
I'm from rags to riches, niggas I ain't dumb
I got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

The year's '94 and my trunk is raw
In my rearview mirror is the motherfucking law
I got two choices y'all, pull over the car or
Bounce on the devil, put the pedal to the floor
Now I ain't trying to see no highway chase with Jake
Plus I got a few dollars I can fight the case
So I, pull over to the side of the road
I heard, "Son, do you know why I'm stopping you for?"
"'Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low
Do I look like a mind reader, sir? I don't know
Am I under arrest or should I guess some more?"
"Well you was doing fifty-five in a fifty-four" (uh huh)
"License and registration and step out of the car"
"Are you carrying a weapon on you, I know a lot of you are"
I ain't stepping out of shit, all my papers legit
"Well do you mind if I look around the car a little bit?"
Well my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk in the back
And I know my rights so you goin' need a warrant for that
"Aren't you sharp as a tack? You some type of lawyer or something?"
"Somebody important or something?"
Well, I ain't passed the bar, but I know a little bit
Enough that you won't illegally search my shit
"Well we'll see how smart you are when the K-9 come"
I got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Now once upon a time not too long ago
A nigga like myself had to strong-arm a ho
This is not a ho in the sense of having a pussy
But a pussy having no goddamn sense try and push me
I tried to ignore 'em, talk to the Lord
Pray for 'em, 'cause some fools just love to perform
You know the type, loud as a motorbike
But wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight
The only thing that's goin' happen is I'ma get to clapping and
He and his boys goin' be yapping to the Captain
And there I go trapped in the Kit-Kat again
Back through the system with the riff-raff again
Fiends on the floor scratching again
Paparazzi's with they cameras, snapping 'em
D.A. tried to give a nigga shaft again
Half a mil' for bail 'cause I'm African
All because this fool was harassing them
Trying to play the boy like he's saccharine
But ain't nothing sweet 'bout how I hold my gun
I got ninety-nine problems being a bitch ain't one, hit me

Ninety-nine problems but a bitch ain't one
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety-nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Ninety-nine problems but a bitch ain't one
If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety-nine problems but a bitch ain't one, hit me

Having girl problems I feel bad for you son
I got ninety-nine problems and a bitch ain't one

You're crazy for this one, Rick, it's your boy

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Tracy Lauren Marrow, Norman Landsberg, Felix Pappalardi, Rick Rubin, Leslie Weinstein, John Ventura, Shawn Carter, Alphonso Henderson, Felix A. Pappalardi, George Jr. Clinton, John Elis Ventura, Shawn Corey Carter, Tracey Lauren Marrow, Weinstein A. Lesli

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Ism Johnson

Teacher:"Jamal, do you know what I came up to you for?"

Jamal:"Because you expected me to be dumb and have my test scores low? But instead I passed the test, how? You'll never know!

Teacher:" Well you got 53 answers right out of 54. Raise up out of your desk, let's not Make this hard. Are you carrying cheat sheet, I know alot of you are"

Jamal:"I aint standing up for shit, until the class is dismissed"

Teacher:" Well do you mind if u check your book bag real quick?"

Jamal:" My book bag is off limits, you ain't checking crap. If you wanna suspend me, you gotta call the parents for that!"

Teacher:"Aren't you sharp in attack? Youre at the top of the class or somethin? Do student go to you when they need to ask for somethin?"

Jamal:"I failed the 5th grade but I know a lil bit, enough to know that I don't have to let anyone search my shit!"

Teacher:"Well we will see how smart you are when the princable come!"



Ty Alston

Artist: Jay-Z
Song: 99 Problems
Album: The Black Album
Release date: November 14, 2003
Recorded Year: 2002-2003
Genre: Rap Rock
Labels: Def Jam Records
Publishers: Roc-A-Fella Records
Studios: Sony Music Entertainment
Producer: Rick Rubin
Director: Mark Romanek
Writer: Jay-Z & Rick Rubin



All comments from YouTube:

John Plumley

this video is a masterpiece for real, Ye knows!

stratobee

And there you have it - the best edited music video in history, thanks to Robert Duffy/Spotwelders. Respect forever.

Alan Butler

This is my go to song when I’m feeling down about my life because it’s like true, i got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

Judy Corbridge

Hands in Praying 🙏 . Humanity needs all hands as one picture

Lisa Fluid Art AddColor2Life

Glad to see his back on YouTube! One of my all time favorite songs! I know a lil’ bit, enough to know you won’t illegally search my shit. ....... I got 99 problems ........ love it!

Bass Trammel

It's proper advise, he truly ceares about people. Bless his heart.

Tosha Smith

This one of my best Jay-Z songs. He ripped this song. When I'm down it lifts me up.

Cornelious Chambers

I'm jayz dad so piss off wide load.

Debbie Storrs

Raw Jay Z!. Beginnings are the definment of a great Artist. Man Walked,Cultivated,Earned his place as a great Artist.

Tamika Horsforf

I like how he do his music in brooklyn he bring it back that home

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