Jay-Z Song Lyrics - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) - Song Lyrics - by Jay-Z

Home > Jay-Z > Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

Below you can read the song lyrics of Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) by Jay-Z, found in Album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life released by Jay-Z in 1998. Remember that you can play this song at the right column of this page by clicking on the PLAY button. You can also use the lyrics scroller to sing along with the music and adjust the speed by using the arrows. Press CTRL-D on your keyboard to bookmark this page. Report broken, missing or wrong video to us here and we will fix it.

Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z lyrics

Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Jay-Z Song Lyrics

Artist: Jay-Z
Album: Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)

Take 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 imma 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 braille
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 know 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!!



All lyrics are property of their owners. Leave us some feedback about our site.
Lyrics submitted by Marcel on 08/11/2013 - Correct these lyrics or Submit your Lyrics for Jay-Z.

Home > Jay-Z > Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

Album
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life lyrics Artist: Jay-Z
Album: Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Song: Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Release: (1998)
  Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

More music by Jay-Z

magna_carta_holy_grailAlbum
Magna Carta... Holy Grail (2013)
watch_the_throneAlbum
Watch The Throne (2011)
the_blueprint_3Album
The Blueprint 3 (2009)
american_gangsterAlbum
American Gangster (2007)
kingdom_comeAlbum
Kingdom Come (2006)
collision_courseAlbum
Collision Course (2004)
unfinished_businessAlbum
Unfinished Business (2004)
the_black_albumAlbum
The Black Album (2003)
the_blueprint_2_the_gift_and_the_curseAlbum
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)
the_best_of_both_worldsAlbum
The Best Of Both Worlds (2002)
the_blueprintAlbum
The Blueprint (2001)
the_dynasty_roc_la_familiaAlbum
The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000)
vol_3_life_and_times_of_s_carterAlbum
Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter (1999)
vol_2_hard_knock_lifeAlbum
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)
in_my_lifetime_vol_1Album
In My Lifetime Vol. 1 (1997)
reasonable_doubtAlbum
Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Sponsored Link

Video - Listen to 'Hard Knock Life ...'

Karaoke scroller

Slow/ReversePlay/Pause Increase Speed

Sponsored Link