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this* version is final no, more corrections accepted [jay-z]

Check
the bassline out uh-huh, Jigga
(bounce wit it) uh-huh, uh-huh uh-huh yeahh, Let
it bump though ["annie"

sample] It's
the hard knock life (uh-huh) for us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life [jay-z]!!

From
standin on the corners boppin To
drivin some of the hottest cars new york has ever seen For
droppin some of the hottest verses rap has ever heard From
the dope spot with, the smoke glock Fleein
the murder scene you, know me well From
nightmares of a lonely cell my, only hell But
since when y'all niggaz know me to fail fuck?naw Where
all my niggaz with the rubber grips bust, shots And
if you with me mom i rub on your tits and, what-not I'm
from the school of the hard knocks we, must not Let
outsiders violate our blocks and, my plot Let's
stick up the world and split it fifty/fifty uh-huh, Let's
take the dough and stay real jiggy uh-huh, And
sip the cris' and get pissy-pissy Flow
infinitely like the memory of my nigga biggie baby, You!
know it's hell when i come through The
life and times of shawn carter Nigga
volume 2 y'all, niggaz get ready ["annie"

sample] It's
the hard knock life for, us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life [jay-z]!!

I
flow for those 'dro'ed out all; my niggaz Locked
down in the ten by fo' controllin, the house We
live in hard knocks we, don't take over we borrow blocks Burn
em down and you can have it back daddy i'd, rather that I
flow for chicks wishin they, ain't have to strip to pay tuition I
see you vision mama i, put my money on the longshots All
my ballers that's born to clock Now
i'ma be on top whether i perform or not I
went from lukewarm to hot sleepin; on futons and cots To
king size dream, machines the, green fives I've
seen pies let the thing between my eyes analyze life's ills Then
i put it down type braile I'm
tight grill with the phony rappers, y'all might feel we homies I'm
like still y'all, don't know me shit, I'm!
tight grill when my situation ain't improvin I'm
tryin to murder everything movin feel, me ["annie"?!

sample] It's
the hard knock life for, us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life for, us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life [jay-z]!!

I
don't how to sleep i, gotta eat stay, on my toes Gotta
a lot of beef so, logically i, prey on my foes Hustling's
still inside of me and, as far as progress You'd
be hard-pressed to, find another rapper hot as me I
gave you prophecy on my first joint and, y'all lamed out Didn't
really appreciate it til, the second one came out So
i stretched the game out x'ed, your name out Put
jigga on top and, drop albums non-stop for ya nigguh, ["annie"!

sample] It's
the hard knock life for, us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life for, us It's
the hard knock life for, us Steada!!
treated we, get tricked Steada
kisses we, get kicked It's
the hard knock life it's!!
.. the hard knock life it's!!
.. the hard knock life



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    Siphiwe MagubaneJan 2, 2013 at 12:48 am
    Tears drop when I hear how exactly I went through everything jay -z & eminem raps about in their songs. ~ its Soooo Amazing! it feels "surreal".
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    American gangs and how hard their childhood was growing up. Instead of being loved, their parents abused them and they grew up believing that their way of life was normal. They had to fight to survive.
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    Vincent PenderJun 16, 2013 at 6:54 am
    man i play it everyday , i love it , not once , 50 times a day, full blast
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    UnregisteredSep 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    Its a really hard thing to understand because i wasnt born in this situation. It's the hard knock life, for us
    it's the hard knock life, for us!! Steada treated, we get tricked
    steada kisses, we get kicked
    it's the hard knock life, for us
    it's the hard knock life, for us!! Steada treated, we get tricked
    steada kisses, we get kicked
    it's the hard knock life!! This verse is extremly sad :(
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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 11:20 am
    The hard life for the kids with poor financial background and jay's rise from rags to riches compiled in perky rhymes.

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