("Never, never, never, never change") Ain't never changed, this is Jay every day ("I never change!") I never change, this is Jay every day ("I never change!") I never change, this is Jay
[Jay-Z] I am a, Roc representer Hov', summer to winter, Hov', dead or alive Twenty-four/seven, three-sixty-five One CD or three-hundred and sixty pies Whassup to E and Kirk? Welcome home to Taj Let no amount of money ruin this thing of ours We run streets like drunks run street lights We collidin with life as we speak We knee deep in coke, we ki deep in ice We flood streets with dope, we keep weed to smoke We all fish, better teach your folk Give him money to eat, then next week he's broke Cause when you sleep, he's reachin for your throat Word on the skreet, you reap what you sew Not out of fear but love, love for the game Roc family first, we never change mayn
[Chorus] ("Never, never, never, never change") I'm still fuckin with crime cause crime pays ("I never change!") Out hustlin, same clothes for days ("I never change!") I never change, I'm too stuck in my ways, I never change Who you know like Hov'? ("Never, never, never, never change") I'm still fuckin with crime cause crime pays ("I never change!") Out hustlin, same clothes for days ("I never change!") I never change, I'm too stuck in my ways, I never change
[Jay-Z] What's up to my Miami and St. Thomas connects (whattup) I'll never mention your name, I promise respect Death before dishonor correct? - Yup That's what you promised me, since the (?)lee Along with, if we stay strong We can get paper longer than Pippen's arms Plead the fifth when it comes to the fam I'm like a dog - I never speak, but I understand Where my dogs at? Where my soldiers at war? Where your bars at? Whoa, gotta pause that - whoa Lost 92 bricks had to fall back Knocked a nigga off his feet, but I crawled back Had A-1 credit, got more crack From the first to the fifth, gave it all back If, I'm not a hustler what you call that? This is before rap, this is all fact I never change
[Jay-Z] What, the streets robbed me, wasn't educated properly Well fuck y'all, I needed money for Atari Was so young my big sis' still playin with Barbie Young brother, big city, eight million stories Old heads taught me, yung'un, walk softly Carry a big clip, that'll get niggaz off me Keep coke in coffee, keep money smellin mothy Change is cool to cop but more important is lawyer fees (Uhh) That's how it is now (uhh) that's how it always be (Uhh) I never change, this is always me From the womb to the tomb, from now until my doom Drink army from one cup pass it around the room (That's a family nigga) That's the ritual (yup) Big Ran, I ain't forget you fool And all that bullshit you tryin to get through This is crew love, move music or move drugs Rival crews get your black suits up - I never change
[Jay-Z] This is Jay, everyday Who you know like Hov', nigga?