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(feat. Nas, Jay-Z)

[Ludacris]
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
Yeah, I do it for hip-hop

Now this is what they call poetry in motion
My soul bleeds on the paper, heart screams with emotion
This my daily devotion, that verses stay deeper than the ocean
So hip-hop you owe me a promotion
Yeah, I do a little boastiní and bragginí
Whatís all the commotion and nagginí about
ĎCause Iím still the champ in the south
ĎCause rappers get in the booth and I keep dragginí them out
Where they fired and these pink slips I keep handiní them out
ĎCause this is Theater of Mind, consider it a sign
Of whatís to come next, my moneyís just fine
Bank filled with dump checks
Terrorist threat flow, proceed to drop (bombs) like Mr. Funk Flex
But I donít do it for the money, I do it from the heart
Iíll do it with the beatbox, I did it from the start
Iíll do it for the DJs, Iíll do it for the charts
The Van Gogh flow, Luda do it Ďcause itís art
I do it for the fans, I do it on command
I do it for the front row, I do it for the stands
I spit it for the hood, I do it for the block
And since nine years old, I did it for hip-hop

[Ludacris]
So, I donít do for the chains and the fancy drops
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
And I donít do for the chains and the flashiní rocks
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop

[Nas]
They say Iím so low key, Iím socially awkward
Only those that really know me are the ones that I talk with
They smile in the light, hate in the dark,
you call it beef, to me its's just a fuckiní walk in the park
Because you are who you are when nobody is looking
That's who you are so when the cash and cars is gone, the day after tomorrow
Donít be askiní to borrow, ski maskiní it hard, like the way you rap in your bars
I could ride on you and whoever, devise new endeavors
Iím as live as hive full of predators
Twenty thousands different species of bees
Some half poisonous sting, some just pollinating their leafs
It's just like rap, some will buzz some will attack, compromising their own life in fact
Sixteen years since my first sixteen, pardon the rest of my niggas
But Iím the best whoever did it
[Ludacris]
I donít do for the cars and the fancy drops
[Nas]
Uh, I do it for hip-hop
Yeah, I do it for hip-hop, uh
[Ludacris]
I do it for hip-hop
And I donít do for the chains and the flashiní rocks
[Nas]
Why we do it kid, I do it for hip-hop
Yeah, I do it for hip-hop, uh
I do it for hip-hop

[Jay-Z]
Hip-hop, started out in the park
We used to do it to avoid the Narcs
I used to do it so the homeboy Clark can get the fuck off my back while I knocked off these packs
I used to rap to impress my friends
The past of time when I was gettiní it in
Just so happens Iím so illegal with the pen, they ainít want me to do anything illegal again
I lost a lot of dawgs to these streets
I got Grammy awards on these beats
Thank God for Cool Herc
Without this shit I probably wouldíve got murked
Shout outs to Grandmaster Flash and the cash
And even Jaz bum ass
Hip hop helped me wash me ass
These other rappers couldnít wash my socks
Thatís why I took the number one slot
The realest shit in rap comes from my voice box
Lord knows when I was on my clock
I probably never wouldíve stopped
Thank God for hip-hop

[Ludacris]
I donít do for the cars and the fancy drops
[Jay-Z]
I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
[Ludacris]
I do it for hip-hop
And I donít do for the chains and the flashiní rocks
[Jay-Z]
come on, I do it for hip-hop
I do it for hip-hop
[Both]
I do it for hip-hop


Lyrics: I Do It For Hip Hop
Singer: Ludacris
Album: Theater Of The Mind


 
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