Who ever thought young Shawn Carter would change the game?
Used to rap to the raindrops off my window pane
Duckin' the plain cops, pushin' endo and 'caine
At the kitchen table, late night, no pen, just my brain
First album, n*ggas love me 'cause they thought I was poor
Guess I'm successful; industry don't love me no more
Well I'm the same n*gga from your corner, bubblin' raw
Skully tilted, pants saggin', damn near touchin' the floor
And I come with doo-rags to your so-called awards
T-shirt with my chain out like f*ck y'all all
Retrospect ain't been the same since I lost my dad
He's still alive, but still f*ck you, don't cross my path
A&R's had me feelin' like Moss in the draft
So I turned the league out with Reasonable Doubt
Get your CD's out, let's go, song for song
I'm the illest n*gga doin it 'til y'all prove me wrong
Do you believe?
It's Hova the God, uhh, uhh, uhh..