Jay-Z - This Life Forever

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Song Lyrics


Blackhand Ent.

Roc-a-Fella Records

In association with the streets

The Black Gangster

In conjunction

With everything official


I ride throught the ghetto windows down halfway

Halfway out of my mind music on 9, blasting Donny Hathaway

Me and my n*ggas spending half the day

Plotting, how we gon get this math with out getting balst away

I wake up to the same problems after today

Life is harsh, n*ggas gotta ?

Right from the start they place me in the ghetto tender age of nine

I tend to mine and to surrender to crime

Wouldnt wish this on nobody like the end of like mine

Ever since i was quite young a n*gga been in divine

Had to scratch for every plaque, rap aint even all its cracked up to be

n*ggas dont stack up to me

Had to hustle in a world of trouble

trapped in, clostrophobic the only way out was rapping

America dont understand it, the demographics i tapped in

I`m the truest n*gga to do this n*gga and anything else is foolish

Like those who stay high, under God`s grey skies

My lyrics is like Bible, made to save lives

In the midst of all your misery n*gga, stay fly

Never let em see you frown, even smile when you down

sh*t, i floss on my off-days f**k what they all say

n*ggas cant stop me like rumors, i`m too strong


Socks explode and sweatpants pockets is bulging

Holding it down on the corner with my glock holding

My spot is golden, drop the price on the coke and

Drove the competition out and let the dough flow in

The cops is closing in, i can do the time

But whats really on my mine, is there`s no hoes in the pen

I play the low and try and make it hard to find me

Feds still tryna build a case since `93

I told them, i`m retired but they like whatever

You know them pigs dont wanna see you get your life together


I`m stuck in this life forever

The more things change the more they stay the same

Who am i to change the game?

You gotta move quick like her-o-in and dope can

The blocks hotter than its ever been

Once again

Hold the gun at eye level, i aint afraid of conflict

I let the nine rip, n*gga say "hi" to the devil

I blind with the bezel, i`m in line with the ghetto

What yall n*gga afraid of my mind or the metal

n*ggas tryna subtract my life, my mathematics is precise

I carry the nine, so f**king with me just aint the answer

I cant lose when i was young i was like Fresh

Poppa raised me to chess moves

And though your gone i`m not bitter you left me prepared

We got divided by the years, but i got it from here

Dont sweat that, sounds bump from Marcy to Lefrak

To that pocket in DC where my man caught his death at

Over my years i`ve seen Rooks get tooken by the Knight

Lose they Crown by tryna defend a Queen

Checkmate, in 4 moves the Bobby Fischer of rap

With raw moves,in a time where we all move

Lets face it either your dough chasin, or basing

Lacing, cops got your face sprung like mason

Careful, any infultration i`m leaving n*ggas

Leaving more than just information



Real sh*t

The Black Gangsta

Blackhand Ent.

Roc a Fella

Never interrupt this thing of ours

The Black Ganagsa



Roll with me

Release History

The Jay-Z song "This Life Forever" appears on the following albums:

Library of a Legend

  1. All About the Benjamins Freestyle
  2. Blackout (4:37)
  3. Cant Knock the Hustle (remix)
  4. Diamonds Are Forever (Remix)
  5. Flava in Ya Ear Freestyle
  6. H.O.V.A.
  7. I'll Be
  8. I Miss U (remix)
  9. Murda Marcyville
  10. Raw & Uncut (3:08)
  11. Show & Prove
  12. Can I Get Open
  13. Dead or Alive, Part 1 (Disses 2pac)
  14. Dear Summer
  15. Early This Morning
  16. For My Thugs
  17. Get Out (2:39)
  18. Girl's Best Friend
  19. Lookin At My S. Dots
  20. Psa II
  21. Queen Bitch (remix)
  22. That's How You Like It
  23. 1, 2 Y'all
  24. Behind the Ropes
  25. Da Graveyard
  26. Hovi Baby (remix)
  27. La, La, La (4:38)
  28. Let's Go
  29. Mi Amor
  30. Pump It Up [Freestyle] (1:58)
  31. Rhyme a Few Bars
  32. So Right Remix
  33. Wishing on a Star (5:52)
  34. Beware of the Boys (remix)
  35. Dead Presidents (original Verses)
  36. Drop It Like It's Hot (Remix)
  37. Lobster & Scrimp
  38. No Love Lost
  39. Put It in the Air (remix)
  40. Superugly (Dissin’ Nas)
  41. Wake Up (1:17)
  42. We Ride
  43. What We Do
  44. Who You Wit, Part I
  45. 7 Minute Freestyle
  46. Frontin
  47. Heard It All Before
  48. Holla Holla (Remix)
  49. In My Lifetime (original version)
  50. Love For Free
  51. Murda Marcyville (remix)
  52. Never Take Me Alive
  53. People Talking
  54. Road Dawgs
  55. Single Life
  56. Count It Off
  57. Get High Freestyle (Dissin Jaz-0)
  58. Hot 97 Freestyle (Game Diss)
  59. In My Lifetime (Remix) (4:01)
  60. Money Ain't A Thang (4:15)
  61. Roc Army
  62. The Game Iz Mine
  63. Things You Do For Love
  64. Think It's A Game
  65. What’s in a Name
  66. You Don't Know (3:19)
  67. Best Of Me (Remix)
  68. Go Crazy (remix)
  69. Hold Up
  70. Hypnotic
  71. I Can't Get With That (1:50)
  72. It’s On
  73. Lollipop
  74. One Minute Man (Remix)
  75. Post 911 A Cappella Freestyle
  76. Show You How (2:59)
  77. You Rock My World (remix)
  78. 4 Alarm Blaze (3:44)
  79. Analyze This
  80. Bonnie and Clyde, Part II
  81. Bump Bump Bump Freestyle (3:11)
  82. Cheat On You
  83. Don’t Wanna Be Alone (remix)
  84. Face Off 2000
  85. Get By (remix) (5:45)
  86. Hey Papi
  87. Ignorant Shit (3:41)
  88. Shake ‘Em Off (remix)
  89. 20 Bag Shorty (4:06)
  90. A Million And One Questions (Remix)
  91. Anything (4:37)
  92. Big Momma Thang
  93. Flip Flop Rock
  94. For Da Fam
  95. Foundation
  96. Get Throwed
  97. Jigga My Nigga (2:55)
  98. Old School Freestyle
  99. Rock Steady
  100. 4 My Niggaz
  101. 8 Miles And Running
  102. Alone In This World (Remix)
  103. Big Pimpin (extended radio edit)
  104. Dead or Alive, Part 2 (Disses 2pac)
  105. Hell Yeah (remix) (4:27)
  106. Higher (Hai Hai)
  107. Its That Simple
  108. Rare 1993 Freestyle
  109. That’s Right
  110. What You Want
  111. All Of My Days (Remix)
  112. Allure (Just Blaze remix)
  113. Back in the Day
  114. Celebration
  115. Everything’s a Go
  116. Ha (Remix)
  117. Hey Papi (original version)
  118. It’s Murda
  119. Lyrical Exercise
  120. My Kind of Girl
  121. Warm It Up Jay (1:02)
  122. Can’t Knock the Hustle Freestyle
  123. Do You Like It… Do You Want It…
  124. Girls, Girls, Girls (Remix)
  125. Love Is Love
  126. Originators
  127. People's Court (4:39)
  128. So Many Ways (Remix)
  129. Welcome To New York City (4:03)
  130. Young, Black & Gifted
  131. Young G's (3:15)
  132. 1996 Freestyle (Hot 97)
  133. Crazy in love (3:06)
  134. Get Your Money Right
  135. I Ain’t Heard of That Remix
  136. More Money, More Cash, More Hoes (4:47)
  137. Pre-Game
  138. Still Got Love for You
  139. Stop (2:50)
  140. Unreleased Nas Diss
  141. You're Only A Customer (4:49)
  142. Addicted To The Game
  143. Be Alone No More
  144. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (remix)
  145. Funk Flex Freestyle
  146. I Shot Ya Freestyle
  147. It's Obvious
  148. Living It Up
  149. What the Game Made Me (4:10)
  150. What You Think Of That
  151. You Know What We Bout
  152. Get My Shit Off
  153. HP Gets Busy
  154. If I Can't Freestyle
  155. Kill ‘Em All
  156. Love & Life (intro)
  157. My Mind Right (Remix)
  158. Party People
  159. Takeover (live at Summer Jam)
  160. This Life Forever (3:52)
  161. You Got Me
  162. Bedstuy to Marcy
  163. Heartbreaker
  164. Is That Your Chick…lost Verses (remix)
  165. NY’s Finest (Nas Diss)
  166. Playa
  167. Roc Fam Freestyle
  168. Time to Build
  169. Gangsta Shit
  170. Here We Go
  171. Murda Murda (4:12)
  172. Rare 1991 Freestyle (Kool G rap Birthday Party)
  173. You're The One (Remix)
  174. Keep It Real
  175. Marcy to Hollywood (3:08)
  176. Reebok Interlude
  177. Why We Die
  178. Fiesta (Remix)
  179. Guess Who's Back
  180. Rock Star (Freestyle) (3:27)
  181. Brind Back Your Love
  182. Live Freestyle (22 Two’s Beat)
  183. Flow (1:31)
  184. Storm
  185. Who Shot Ya Freestyle
  186. Murdergram Freestyle
  187. Back From France Freestyle (Rare Nas Diss)
  188. Outro Freestyle

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