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Kanye West - Murder to Excellence Lyrics

Bloody murder, murder murder


The paper read "murder, black-on-black murder"


This is to the memory of Danroy Henry
Too much enemy fire to catch a friendly
Strays from the same shade nigga, we on the same team
Giving you respect, I expect the same thing
All-black everything, nigga you know my fresh code
Im out here fighting for you, dont increase my stressload!
Niggas watching the throne, very happy to be
Power to the people, when you see me, see you


And Im from the murder capitol where they murder for capital
Heard about at least three killings this afternoon
Looking at the news like "damn! I was just with him after school"
No shop class but half the school got a tool
And "I could die any day"-type attitude
Plus his little brother got shot repping his avenue
Its time for us to stop and redefine black power
41 souls murdered in fifty hours


The paper read "murder, black-on-black murder"
The paper read "murder, black-on-black murder" again


Is it genocide? Cause I can still hear his mama cry
Know the family traumatized, shots left holes in his face about pirranha-sized
The old pastor closed the cold casket
And said the church aint got enough room for all the tombs
Its a war going on outside we aint safe from
I feel the pain in my city wherever I go
314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago



I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died
Real niggas just multiply
And they say by 21 I was supposed to die
So Im out here celebrating my post-demise
If you put crabs in a barrel to insure your survival
You're gon' end up pulling down niggas that look just like you
What up blood? What up Cuz? Its all black, I love us


The paper read "murder, black-on-black murder"
The paper read "murder, black-on-black murder" again


Its a celebration of black excellence
Black tie, black Maybachs
Black excellence, opulence, decadence
Tuxes next to the president, Im present
I dress in Dries and other boutique stores in Paris
In sheepskin coats, I silence the lambs
Do you know who I am, Clarice?
No cheap cologne whenever I shh-shh
Success never smelled so sweet
I stink of success, the new black elite
They say my Black Card bears the mark of the beast
I repeat: my religion is the beat
My verse is like church, my Jesus piece
Now please, domino, domino
Only spot a few blacks the higher I go
Whats up to Will? Shout out to O
That aint enough we gonna need a million more
"Kick in the door" Biggie flow
Im all dressed up with nowhere to go


Yeah its all messed up when its nowhere to go
So we wont take the time out 'til we reach the T-O-P
From paroles to hold Gs, sold keys, low keys
We like the promised land of the OGs
In the past if you picture events like a black tie
What the last thing you expect to see, black guys?
Whats the life expectancy for black guys?
The systems working effectively, thats why!
Ill be a real man and take care of your son
Every problem you had before this day is now done
New crib, watch a movie cause aint nothin on the news but the blues
Hit the mall, pick up some Gucci, now aint nothing new but your shoes
Sunday morning, praise the Lord
You're the girl that Jesus had been saving me for
So lets savor this moment and take it to the floor
Black excellence, truly yours
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