Happy Birthday Yeezy: Our 50 Favorite Kanye West Lyrics

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    Since he broke onto the scene with Roc-A-Fella, most notably as a key producer on Jay-Z’s <em>The Blueprint</em> in 2001, Kanye West has become one of hip-hop’s most influential figures. It's about way more than his beats at this point, though. Mastering the producer-rapper milieu, the G.O.O.D. Music craftsman is now known for dropping signature witty, hard-hitting bars, as well. From establishing his swagger on “Swagga Like Us” to stroking his ego alongside Beyonce, Mr. West certainly goes hard as a muthafucka. As he continues to watch the throne, XXLMag.com decides to celebrate the Louis Vuitton Don with a list of our favorite 50 lines (in no particular order). You know what this is? It’s a celebration, bitches!
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    I don't know what's better, getting laid or gettin paid/I just know when I'm getting one, the other's getting away —“This Way"
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    I say fuck the police, thats how I treat em /We buy our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom /We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need em /Things we buy to cover up what's inside /Cause they make us hate ourself and love they wealth /That's why shortys hollering "where the ballas' at?"/Drug dealer buy Jordans, crackhead buy crack /And a white man get paid off of all of that —“All Falls Down”
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    And this one here, is a heat rocks/Spit like a beat box, the way the beat rocks/New version of Pete Rock/But for that Benz I get CL love/So I switch my girls around like 3-L-dub —"Selfish"
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    Good morning, on this day we become legendary, everything we dreamed of/I'm like a fly Malcolm X, buy any jeans necessary/Detroit Red cleaned up —“Good Morning”
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    I hit the Jamaican spot, at the bar, take a seat/I ordered you jerk, she said "you are what you eat" —“Devil In a New Dress”
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    I’m so sick like Ne-Yo say/I'm laid back like neo-soul/I holla back at this Creole hoe/She from the N.O., but she never told me N-O, so/ We at the spot to chill, with a Fugee grill/She ordered the Kobe beef like Shaquille O'Neal/Second I walked in, the whole room got still/I don't know how to put this but, I'm kind of a big deal —“Back Like That Remix”
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    So yeah at the Grammys I went ultra Travolta/Yeah that tuxedo might have been a little guice/But with my ego, I can stand there with a Speedo/And still be looked at like a fucking hero —"The Glory"
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    Trying to be a millionaire/How I use two lifelines/In the same hospital where Biggie Smalls died/The doctor said I had blood clots/But I ain’t Jamaican man/Story on MTV and I ain’t trying to make the band/I swear this right here, history in the making man —“Through The Wire”
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    Man, I swear she fine homes/Why she always lying though/Telling me them diamonds when she know they rhinestones/She got a light skinned friend look like Michael Jackson/Got a dark skinned friend look like Michael Jackson —“Slow Jamz”
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    I feel like there's still niggas that owe me checks/I feel like there's still bitches that owe me sex/I feel like this but niggas don't know the stress/I lost the only girl in the world that know me best —“Put On”
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    I'm arguing like what kind of doctor can we fly in/You know the best medicine go to people that's paid/If Magic Johnson got a cure for AIDS and all the broke motherfuckers passed away/You telling me if my grandma was in the NBA right now she'd be okay? —“Roses”
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    I got a dirty mind, I got filthy ways/I'm tryin' to bathe my apes in your milkyways —"E.T."
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    I ain't play the hand I was dealt, I changed my cards/I prayed to the skies and I changed my stars/I went to the malls and balled too hard/”Oh my god is that a black card?”/I turned around and replied “Why, yes, but I prefer the term African American express" —“Last Call”
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    I told God I'd be back in a second, man its so hard not to act reckless —“Can’t Tell Me Nothin’”
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    I'm tryna right my wrongs but it's funny them same wrongs help me write this song —“Touch The Sky”
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    The LeBron of rhyme, hard to be humble when you stuntin’ on the jumbotron —Devil In a New Dress
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    Nicki, what you think?/I got two white Russians but we also need some drinks —“Blazin”
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    The first album I vomited, the second I colonic’d it/Ain't nobody fucking with me, I platonic’d it/Bet I got some slippers on, bet niggas gon' honor it/These ain't even real clothes homie I’m pajama rich —“Start It Up”
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    Even though I went to college and dropped out of school quick/I always had a PHD, a pretty huge dick —“Breathe In Breathe Out”
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    All my people’s that drug dealing just to get by/stack your money till it get sky high/we wasn’t ‘posed make it passed 25/jokes on you we still alive —“We Don’t Care”
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    I ain’t play the hand I was dealt I changed my cards/I prayed to the sky and changed my stars/went to the mall and balled too hard/Oh my god is that a black card?/I turned around and replied why yes/but I prefer the term African American Express/Brains power and muscle like Dame, Puffy, and Russell/Your boy back on his hustle/you know what I’ve been up to/Killing y’all niggaz on that lyrical shit/Mayonnaise color Benz I push miracle whips —“Last Call”
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    You don’t see just how loud the crowd is/You don’t see just how fly my style is/I don’t see why I need a stylist/When I shop so much I could speak Italian —“Champion”
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    Last year shoppin my demo, I was tryin' to shine/Every motherfucker told me that I couldn't rhyme/Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem/Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams/I use it as my gas, so they say that I'm gassed/But without it I'd be last, so I ought to laugh —“Last Call”
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    They say he bourgie, he big-headed/Would you please stop talking about how my dick head is? —“Last Call”
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    I went plat-inum/And I don't rap guns/My diamonds is whiter then Michael Jack-son —“Fly Away”
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    This is love it or hate it music/But, at least we made it music/And we didn't make it industry/This is gon' be interesting/This'll be the end of me or I'm finna be an entity/Kanye, Jay-Z, Mos Def, and Kweli/We are not makin' songs no more/We're makin' history —“Get By Remix”
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    You would roll three blunts and fuck up three blunts/Motherfucka you a fuck up of free lunch, dawg/Just keep it right thurr like Ching-ay/Yo girl don't like me how long has shee been gay/Spanish girls tell ya "No hable ingle"/And everbody wanna run to me for they sing-lay —“Wack Niggaz”
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    We're going to mass today, we have to pray/Besides what the pastor say, I have to say/Since Pac passed away/Most you rappers don't even deserve a track from me —“Bring Me Down”
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    Two words, Chi town, raised me, crazy/So I live by two words, "Fuck you, pay me"—“Two Words”
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    My attitude is tattooed/That mean it's permanent, so I guess we should address it, huh?/My swagger is Mick Jagger/Every time I breathe on a track, I asthma attack it/Why he so mad for? Why he gotta have it?/Cause a slave my whole life, now I'm the master —“Swagga Like Us”
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    Damn, Ye, it’d be stupid to diss you/Even your superficial raps is super official —"Gone"
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    Turn the radio down if they playin’ that bullshit/They don’t want Black people to think and drive —"Good Friday"
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    Won’t sell em no dream, but the inspiration is free —"Gone"
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    The plan was to drink until the pain over/But what's worse, the pain or the hangover? —"Dark Fantasy"
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    And what’s a black Beatle anyway, a fucking roach/I guess that's why they got me sitting in fucking coach —“Gorgeous”
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    I never understood planned parenthood/Cause I never met nobody plan to be a parent in the hood —“The Joy”
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    Immature adult/Insecure asshole (what else?)/If u fall on the concrete that's your ass-fault/If u pass on a Kan beat, that yo last fault/Get what you ask for/I swear that your ass slow —“See Me Now”
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    We broker than Ethiopians just tryna eat at last/Now all the Blacks cookin' up that almost white/Gettin' green/ Make em treat us like we almost White/Almost —"My Way"
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    Lauryn Hill said her heart was in Zion/I wish her heart still was in rhymin'/Cause who the kids gon' listen to?/I guess me if it isn't you/Last week I paid a visit to the institute/They got the drop out keepin' kids in the school —“Champion”
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    People ask me shit about Illuminati/First off, fuck that mean?/He loved Jesus when he he he was worse off/Oh I see/When they, think a nigga is, stupid rich, people just start coming up with stupid shit —"Welcome to the World"
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    This beat deserves Hennessey, a bad bitch, and a bag a weed/The Holy Trinity —"The Joy"
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    I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven, when I woke up I spent that on a necklace —“Can’t Tell Me Nothin’”
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    Have you ever had sex with a Pharaoh? Put the pussy in a sarcophagus—“Monster”
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    Ain't nobody cold as this, do the rap and the track, triple double no assists —“Monster”
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    And I embody every characteristic of the egotistic/You know, he’s so fucking gifted —“Power”
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    "With so much personality what do you want from me/I can chill by myself and enjoy the company" —"The Whole City Behind Us"
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    I thought my Jesus Piece was so harmless/'til I seen a picture of a shorty armless, and here's the conflict/It's in a black person's soul to rock that gold/Spend ya whole life tryna get that ice/On a polo rugby it look so nice/How could somethin' so wrong make me feel so right, right? —“Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix”
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    And they DCFS, some of em dyslexic/They favorite 50 Cent song “12 Questions" —"We Don't Care"
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    They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus/That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes/But if I talk about God my record won't get played, huh?/Well let this take away from my spins/Which will probably take away from my ends/Then I hope this take away from my sins/And bring the day that I'm dreaming about/Next time I'm in the club everybody screaming out —"Jesus Walks"
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    Is hip-hop just a euphemism for a new religion/The soul music for the slaves that the youth is missin'/This is more than just my road to redemption/Malcolm X had the whole nation standing at attention/As long as I'm in polos they think they got me/But they would try to crack me if they ever see a black me —"Gorgeous"

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  • Dead President

    yeah cool , a lot are dope as but sometimes these fucks put like half a line up on here. no punch, no rhyme & on a few – no sense.

  • http://www.DrewryNewsNetwork.com DNN

    From the looks of Kanye West on the homepage, it seems as if he has been doing his [midnight cardio] and fitness transformation, in getting down the pounds…

    • Viva

      No order is correct re: @ Dead Pres. ‘ Mr. West certainly goes hard as a muthaf*a…’ of course now particular order… XXL C’MON NAH! Your FAV 50 lines? Ahem… where’s the missing one ?… my screen say 51….

      • Dead President

        u confused bro.? hahaha i said nothing bout order. btw, they said 50 fav & gave u 50. the 51 includes the 1st & thats an intro into wat the damn things about.