A Star is Born

Album: The Blueprint 3 (2009)
  • Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Hey

    I seen Mase do it, I seen Ye do it
    X came through, caught lighter fluid
    Still I came through it; clap for him!
    But I'm the blueprint, I'm like the map for 'em
    I dropped another classic, made Puff pass it
    Nobody could touch Puff back when Puff had it
    Wayne scorchin', I'll applaud him
    If he keep going, pass the torch to him
    50 came through like hurricanes do
    I thought I'd finish his ass at Summer Jam too
    I had the Illmatic on bootleg
    The shit was so ahead, thought we was all dead
    Wayne did "A Milli", 50 did a milli
    Ye too, but what Em did was silly
    The white boy blossomed after Dre endorsed him
    His flow on "Renegade," fucking awesome; applaud him!

    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Hey

    Snoop dogged it, Nelly came down
    The Face Mob kept it ghetto for the H-town
    Luda moved digits after he moved bitches
    Drake's up next, see what he do with it
    Rule had a run, couple movie parts
    T.I. literally wanted to shoot up the charts
    What up, Jeezy? What it do?
    Y'all remind me of us in early '92
    Outkast landed, 3 thou was ill
    Like a male version of Lauryn Hill
    Mobb Deep shook it, but Prodigy took it
    A lil' too far, can't fuck with Brooklyn
    Wu-Tang gang-banged it, Meth ate
    Rae took on the date with the Purple Tape
    Passed on to Ason and then Ghostface
    They had a hell of a run,standing ovate, ayyy

    Everyday a star is born
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Everyday a star is born
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em

    And I am one of one
    Can't you see just how long my run?
    My reign, Lulu's son-shine
    Been a star since I was duckin' one time
    One time, give it up for him
    December 4th, a star was born
    Clap for him! He went from moving that corner
    To this corner office, it's so enormous
    Hey, Pres Carter
    Watch them get they Monica on all day
    Hey, got so many different monikers but only one Jay
    They come, they go, some real, some faux
    Some friends, some hoes
    But, no, I goes nowhere, this Hov

    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    Hey

    And could I be a star?
    Does fame in this game have to change who you are?
    Or could I be the same one who came from a far away life
    Just to make it in these Broadway lights?
    Now I'm shining in the broad day light, go figure
    A slow transition from a little broke nigga from the Ville
    Got a deal, a real life saver
    Dreams of being behind the wheel, like Jada
    I chill now, cop a little ice later
    Cole, you got the glow like a lil' lightsaber
    So clap for him! Then applaud Hov, he gave him a platform
    Flow so sick thought he wrote the rap for him
    No sir, the flow's cold as the shoulders
    Of gold digging hoes when a broke nigga approaches
    Told you I'm focused, man
    I'll let you motherfuckers soak it in and clap for 'em!

    Everyday a star is born (can you say New York City)
    Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em
    J. Cole
    Everyday a star is born Writer/s: Jeff Bhasker, Maurice Jordan, Shawn Carter, Ernest Wilson, Jermaine Cole, Albert Goodman, George Medoro, Scott Mescudi
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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