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Jay-Z drops Lost Ones as new single

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Lost Ones which is considered to be one of or the best song of his latest album is also his second single. A song that isn't radiofriendly or very mainstream.


I heard mother****ers saying they made Hov

Made Hov say, "Ok so, make another Hov"

Niggaz wasn't playing they day role

So we parted ways like Ben and J-Lo

I shoulda been did it but I been in a daze though

I put friends over business end of the day though

But when friends, business interests as they go

Ain't nothing left to say though

I guess we forgot what we came fo'

Shoulda stayed in food and beverage

Too much flossing

Too much Sam Rothstein

I ain't a bitch but I gotta divorce them

Hov have to get the shallow **** up off him

And I ain't even want to be famous

Niggaz is brainless to unnecessarily go through these changes

And I ain't even know how it came to this

Except that fame is

The worst drug known to man

It's stronger than, heroin

When you could look in the mirror like, "There I am"

And still not see, what you've become

I know I'm guilty of it too but, not like them

You lost one

(Chorus w/ Marsha) [Jay-Z]

Lose one, let go to get one

Left one, lose some to win some [You lost one]

Sorry I'm a champion, sorry I'm a champion

You lost one

I don't think it's meant to be, be

But she loves her work more than she does me

And honestly, at twenty-three

I would probably love my work more than I did she

So B, ain't we

It's me, and her

'Cause what she prefers over me, is work

And that's, where we, differ

So I have to give her

Free, time, even if it hurts

So breathe, mami, it's deserved

You've been put on this earth to be

All you can be, like the reserves

And me? My time in the army, it's served

So I have to allow she, her, time to serve

The time's now for her

In time she'll mature

And maybe we, can be, we, again like we were

Finally, my time's too short to share

And to ask her now, it ain't fair

So yeah, she lost one


I never died in the car I bought

So I'm under the belief it's partly my fault

Close my eyes and squeeze, try to block that thought

Place any burden on me, but please, not that lord

Time don't go back, it go forward

Can't run from the pain, go towards it

Some things can't be explained, what caused it?

Such a beautiful soul, so pure, ****

Gonna see you again, I'm sure of it

Til that time, little man I'm nauseous

Your girlfriend's pregnant, the lord's gift

Almost lost my faith, that restored it

It's like having your life restarted

Can't wait for your child's life, to be a part of it

So now I'm child-like, waiting for a gift

To return, when I lost you, I lost it

But... Jay knows how to hustle, even though it ain't about hustling crack, this song might be a hit even though it isn't a mainstream song. Why? Cause the video will most defi cause controversy cause Jay drives the Mayback Excelero. A truly one of a kind car, cause there is just one of it for sale. And that one car costs two million dollars.

Clip from the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0J9yCQtUkw...related&search=

The maybach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20SU_2i6FwI...related&search=

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I don't see what isn't mainstream about that. It's got money flashin, the rapper drivin an expensive car, and by the looks of the shoes and the walk of the girl, probably has some rent-a-hoes in it. With the song having an R&B hook, that's a pretty standard song/video for mainstream hip-hop.

How would him driving a one-of-a-kind car be controversial??? I would expect nothing less from him, it's predictable really. What *would* cause controversy is if he was drivin a bucket. :lol:

Edited by dparrott

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You just made a complete fool out of yourself.

RnB chorus... hahaha... yeah right.

Edited by Frenetic

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Yea, I'll give him credit, those are deep lyrics, but the video undermines the message of the song. What does drivin a mayback have to do with the song? It's like he's just showin off.

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Yeah that doesn't seem to make sense, he wants to be respected as a mature rapper but yet he does the same stereotype video, FP did the same thing though with "Party Starter" though, it was a song with a message but it had a flashy video, I guess that's the only way it'll get some airplay, lol, Nas did a creative video but he probably won't get airplay since it's too much for the masses to consume, lol, btw "Lost Ones" is cool, that was one of the songs I was feeling on there, soulful song

Edited by bigted

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But actuallt. He ain't showing off. He's just driving thru the city. It's a smart move cause it's a cool car and of course... people would debate it and it would give the song some hype .

He ain't like sitting besides his rims with a smile. he just cruisin.

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