The City Is Mine Lyrics

by Jay-Z

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night

Yeah, what the deal playboy? Just rest your soul
I be holding it down yo still love the dough
Got these ladies on the cock now you know how we go
Got the whole world on lock down you know how we flow

Don't worry about Brooklyn I continue to flame
Therefore a world with amnesia won't forget your name
You held it down long enough, let me take those reins
And just like your spirit the commission remains

Niggaz can cross the T's and, dots the I's
Now that I got too popular to cop them pies
I'm takin this rap shit serious, to my demise
Jay shit's like cake mix, watch me rise

Basics in the basement, waste it
Asking my dog for advice so when he can't say shit
My hatred is, fueled just give me a sign
And I let the world know that the city is mine, what?

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night

Y'all want to know how I flow just seek and you find
I'm like a brain in the voicebox, I speak my mind
About to redefine rap mami, either I'm
The illest nigga doing it or these niggaz is losin' it

I read a article that said I was ruinin' shit
But every time I look, I'm movin' units in quick
So I'ma hit y'all, with these last two and split
And leave niggaz with nothing but my influences-es

Soon it's the jigga, I ain't mad yeah, bite my shit
Sell half of what I sell because it's not quite my shit
I'm the type to buy a Roley and just ice my shit
On the spot, fuck comin' back twice to shit

How real is that? My floss game, still intact
Boss game, you lame dudes can't feel that
Like the first dude to cop the 850 and 89
And drove it up to 55th, the city is mine, what?

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night

I snatch your girl 'cause your arm ain't strong enough
Plus ya don't stay in the studio long enough
I make hits while y'all stay hatin' and take bricks
Had it locked 'til I came in the club, take 6

Got your chick 'cause you swore she was innocent
Got her a Chinese manicure hair done by Dominicans, all for what
So I could be in a dark corner, all in the butt
At the bar alchoholing her up

I represent the lifestyle of those who thirst cream
A buck fifty a shot, Louis the thirteenth
Jay-Z, Roc-A-Fella yo, know the name
I ain't a player get it right, I'm controllin' the game

From now until they blow holes in my frame
I'ma stand firm, holdin' my aim, feel me?
I'm the focal point like Biggie in his prime
On the low though, the city is mine

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night

You belong to the city
You belong to the night
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night

You belong
You belong
In the river of darkness
He's a man of the night