z-gangsta shit
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Uhh And you don't stop
Rockafella why'all
Clueminati

Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit

Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit

Understand why why'all nigga is mad at me
Sitting around like damn, that could be me
All the cars and bitches livin' lavishly
But there's only one problem you ain't as bad as me
Who could flip a record company from half a key?
And drop a gold album do the math with me
Turn and go platinum, that would be
Fuck it I lost count
Why don't you tell me the amount?
Since you gossip like groupies notice please
I never go broke my name got 2 G's
J-I-2-G-A I flip that on the platinum and be on the next day
I be right there when your mics blow out
I was there when your lights when on and when you lights go out
I right there with the same ice to light up your house
Just bright enough to see the gun 'fo I wipe you out
I'm the stuff Niggas write about
Jigga's A legend
J-Hova end of the session
Fuck with me now

Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit

We live from the 7-1-8
Got my chick in D & V At this very second runnin' your plate
2 knocks on your door, One gun in your face
2 Blocks of see-4, I put one in your safe
Place the safe in the bath tub I got one plire
You better hope this money don't catch fire
You so soft no mask no rope one clip and I
Let this nigga run around untie
I swear to god, you know the type that talk wild
But nigga's white cloud, soft as a baby's bottom
You know Jay Z's spot him
I haven't heard him in a while
And you know how come? His little faggot in the corner dialing 911
Snatched the phone get a grip thug you supposed to be tough
What you telling the cop huh? I'm taking your money and drugs
In the underworld we take care of beef ourself
And another thing yo we police ourself
Either you follow the codes or you sell cocaine
This life will swallow your self so get outta game
Go to church every Sunday and prey hard
Drug dealer (haha) don't quit your day job

Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit

Nigga who else
Pop guns and rap jewels
Mean while
Burning in hell child
We the center of attention
Show me love for my nigga blazing
My niggas is made men
Gangsters shit get coke and sugar boes
Got hoes for every home
And never fuck they own
Even though the Fed's got a sweating grip in the chrome
Commuter case is closed they tapping' the telephone
Dialing' a 213 zone now
Got ?? slap a bitch up and send her down
Felling me, I want to put this hustle behind me
But every time I look away he's hitting me blindly
I'm looking for the light baby
And here it is
As soon as the nigga smiling
Darker the night gets
That's why we Gangster and you players
Take 2 to the heart Inc.
World most murderous

Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit




Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit

Overall Meaning

The song "Z-Gangsta Shit" by Jay-Z is a bold proclamation of his street credibility and how he rises above other rappers. The lyrics convey Jay-Z's pride and confidence in his ability to make it big in the music industry, despite coming up from humble beginnings. He boasts about his success in flipping a record company from half a key and turning it into a gold album. He even taunts other rappers to come after him, saying he'll be right there when their mics blow out or their lights go on and off. In classic Jay-Z fashion, he also throws in some braggadocio lines about money, drugs, and crime, claiming that in the underworld, they take care of their beef themselves and police themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

Uhh And you don't stop
The music and hustling never stops


Rockafella why'all
The record label known as Roc-A-Fella Records


Clueminati
A reference to Jay-Z's record company and the Illuminati


Who got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit?
Who else is as gangster as us?


We got the Gangsta Gangsta Shit
We are the most gangster


Understand why why'all nigga is mad at me
People are envious of Jay-Z's success


Sitting around like damn, that could be me
Others wish they had the success and riches Jay-Z has


All the cars and bitches livin' lavishly
Jay-Z enjoys a lavish lifestyle with expensive cars and women


But there's only one problem you ain't as bad as me
Nobody is as tough or successful as Jay-Z


Who could flip a record company from half a key?
Jay-Z successfully turned a small investment into a major record label


And drop a gold album do the math with me
Jay-Z has sold many gold albums and is a successful artist


Turn and go platinum, that would be
Jay-Z has sold many platinum albums


Fuck it I lost count
Jay-Z has been so successful he can't even remember how many albums he's sold


Why don't you tell me the amount?
Jay-Z challenges others to tell him how much money he's made


Since you gossip like groupies notice please
Jay-Z calls out those who gossip like fans


I never go broke my name got 2 G's
Jay-Z is successful and will never go broke


J-I-2-G-A I flip that on the platinum and be on the next day
Jay-Z can turn his name into a platinum-selling album quickly


I be right there when your mics blow out
Jay-Z is always present in the music scene


I was there when your lights when on and when you lights go out
Jay-Z has been around for the success and failures of many other artists


I right there with the same ice to light up your house
Jay-Z has expensive jewelry that can light up a house


Just bright enough to see the gun 'fo I wipe you out
Jay-Z is implying that he has a gun and can take care of himself


I'm the stuff Niggas write about
Jay-Z's success and toughness is often referenced in rap lyrics


Jigga's A legend
Jay-Z is a legendary rapper


J-Hova end of the session
Jay-Z is also referred to as J-Hova or Jehovah


Fuck with me now
Jay-Z is daring those who doubt him to confront him


We live from the 7-1-8
Jay-Z is referencing his hometown of Brooklyn, NY


Got my chick in D & V At this very second runnin' your plate
Jay-Z has a woman snooping on somebody's activities


2 knocks on your door, One gun in your face
Jay-Z can be violent and intimidating


2 Blocks of see-4, I put one in your safe
Jay-Z is capable of committing crimes such as robbery


Place the safe in the bath tub I got one plire
Jay-Z has a tool to break into a safe


You better hope this money don't catch fire
Jay-Z is referring to stolen money and implying that the person should hope it doesn't get burned or discovered


You so soft no mask no rope one clip and I
Jay-Z is calling somebody soft or weak


Let this nigga run around untie
Jay-Z is letting somebody free instead of killing them


I swear to god, you know the type that talk wild
Jay-Z is describing somebody who talks tough but isn't actually tough


But nigga's white cloud, soft as a baby's bottom
Jay-Z is continuing to call somebody weak


You know Jay Z's spot him
Jay-Z sees through fake personalities


I haven't heard him in a while
Jay-Z hasn't heard from this person in a while


And you know how come? His little faggot in the corner dialing 911
Jay-Z is mocking somebody for being a coward and calling the police


Snatched the phone get a grip thug you supposed to be tough
Jay-Z would take somebody's phone away to prevent them from calling the police


What you telling the cop huh? I'm taking your money and drugs
Jay-Z is taunting somebody for admitting their illegal activities to the police


In the underworld we take care of beef ourself
Jay-Z is implying that problems should be dealt within his criminal community


And another thing yo we police ourself
Jay-Z's community takes care of crime without involving the authorities


Either you follow the codes or you sell cocaine
Jay-Z is saying that if somebody wants to be a part of his community, they need to follow certain rules or deal drugs


This life will swallow your self so get outta game
Jay-Z is saying that the criminal lifestyle is dangerous and can lead to destruction


Go to church every Sunday and prey hard
Jay-Z is advising somebody to turn their life around and go to church


Drug dealer (haha) don't quit your day job
Jay-Z thinks that drug dealing is not a sustainable career and somebody should find a legitimate job


Pop guns and rap jewels
Jay-Z is referencing the flashy lifestyle of a rapper


Mean while / Burning in hell child
Jay-Z is acknowledging that despite his success, he may end up in hell


We the center of attention
Jay-Z's community is always at the center of attention


Show me love for my nigga blazing
Jay-Z is showing love for his associates who are smoking marijuana


My niggas is made men
Jay-Z and his associates are powerful and successful


Gangsters shit get coke and sugar boes
Jay-Z is referring to the illegal activities of his community


Got hoes for every home
Jay-Z and his associates have many women at their disposal


And never fuck they own
Jay-Z and his associates do not sleep with each other's women


Even though the Fed's got a sweating grip in the chrome
Jay-Z is aware that law enforcement is watching him


Commuter case is closed they tapping' the telephone
Jay-Z is acknowledging that his phone may be tapped by law enforcement


Dialing' a 213 zone now
Jay-Z is making a call to a specific area code


Got ?? slap a bitch up and send her down
Jay-Z is implying that one of his associates has hurt a woman and sent her away


Felling me, I want to put this hustle behind me
Jay-Z is considering leaving the criminal lifestyle behind


But every time I look away he's hitting me blindly
Jay-Z is being attacked by somebody when he least expects it


I'm looking for the light baby
Jay-Z is looking for a way out of the criminal lifestyle


And here it is
Jay-Z has found a way out


As soon as the nigga smiling
Jay-Z has found happiness


Darker the night gets
Jay-Z is saying that things may get worse before they get better


That's why we Gangster and you players
Jay-Z is saying that he and his associates are true gangsters, while others are just players


Take 2 to the heart Inc.
Jay-Z and his associates are not afraid to be violent


World most murderous
Jay-Z's community is one of the most violent in the world




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: JEFFREY ATKINS, SHAWN CARTER, ERNESTO SHAW, KENNY IFILL, LINDA CREED, THORN BELL

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@dmercy8477

One of Jay’s most underrated tracks

@ryder94faulk27

2 legends going at it on this classic track!!🔥

@tyresefisher3921

Ja rule ain't no legend he sucks

@rodannapier7013

@Tyrese Fisher 😂😂😂😂😂

@vehemence3499

@Tyrese Fisher You're a moron if you think he sucks. Not sure if I'd call him a legend either but he most definitely do NOT suck. And was important for hip hop history regardless if 50 cent told you different.

@tyresefisher3921

@Vehemence ja rule is a fucking bum he's a fake ass wannabe 2pac

@terryyoung3496

Fact's. They both broaden the way. For those blinded by bs . Not to mention DMX. Ya dig

@whooelse9444

Jay sounds so relaxed on this track & thats not a bad thing either.

@stefanyb7573

whoo else That’s how the 🐐 always has done it, still does it, and always WILL do it! 💯 He’s the only 90’s Emcee getting better and better with time. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🐐💯❤️🖤❤️

@robelgebre2698

hes always relaxd

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