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Public service announcement (interlude)
This is a public service announcement
Sponsored by Just Blaze and the good folks at Roc-A-Fella Records
"Fellow Americans, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity
that I present this recording, as a living testiment and recollection
of history in the making during our generation."
Allow me to re-introduce myself
My name is Hov´, OH, H-to-the-O-V
I used to move snowflakes by the O-Z
I guess even back then you can call me
CEO of the R-O-C, Hov´!
Fresh out the fryin pan into the fire
I be the, music biz number one supplier
Flyer/flier than a piece of paper bearin my name
Got the hottest chick in the game wearin my chain, that´s right
Hov´, OH - not D.O.C.
But similar to them letters, "No One Can Do it Better"
I check cheddar like a food inspector
My homey Strict told me, "Dude finish your breakfast"
So that´s what I´ma do, take you back to the dude
with the Lexus, fast-forward the jewels and the necklace
Let me tell you dudes what I do to protect this
I shoot at you actors like movie directors [laughing]
This ain´t a movie dog (oh shit)
"Now before I finish, let me just say
I did not come here to show out, did not come here to impress you
Because to tell you the truth when I leave here I´m GONE!
And I don´t care WHAT you think about me - but just remember,
when it hits the fan brother, whether it´s next year, ten years,
twenty years from now, you´ll never be able to say
that these brothers lied to you JACK!"
Ving ain´t lie
I done came through the block in everything that´s fly
I´m like, Che Guevara with bling on, I´m complex
I never claimed to have wings on
Nigga I get mine - by any means on whenever there´s a drought
Get your umbrellas out because, that´s when I brainstorm
You can blame Shawn, but I ain´t invent the game
I just rolled the dice, tryin to get some change
And I do it twice, ain´t no sense in me
lyin as if, I am a different man
And I could blame my environment but
there ain´t no reason why I be buyin expensive chains
Hope you don´t think users are the only abusers niggaz
Gettin high within the game
If you do then, how would you explain?
I´m ten years removed, still the vibe is in my veins
I got a hustler spirit, nigga period
Check out my hat yo, peep the way I wear it
Check out my swag´ yo, I walk like a ballplayer
No matter where you go, you are what you are player
And you can try to change but that´s just the top layer
Man, you was who you was ´fore you got here
Only God can judge me, so I´m gone
Either love me, or leave me alone