Jay-Z - Intro Lyrics




[words echo during pauses (... are long pauses .. are short pauses)]

It's the Dynasty niggaz... as promised...
The world's most infamous...
Roc-A-Fella Records...
This is Roc La Familia...
It's Young Hova... Beanie Sigel... Memphis Bleek... Amil-lion...
It's the Dynasty niggaz... 2000 to infinity...
This is ghetto to ghetto.. gutter to gutter..
Street corner to street corner.. project to project..
Worldwide... walk with us niggaz...
Hoffa... Dash... it's the Dynasty niggaz
Check it out...
Uhh... walk with me... talk to me... yo..

The theme song to (The Sopranos)
plays in the key of life on my, mental piano
Got a strange way of seein life like
I'm Stevie Wonder with, beads under the doo-rag
Intuition is there even when my vision's impaired, yeah
Knowin I can go, just switchin a spare
On the highway of life, nigga it's sharp in my sight
Oh! Keen senses ever since I was a, teen on the benches
everytime somebody like Enus was mentioned
I would turn green, me, bein in the trenches
Him, livin adventureous not worryin about expenditures
I'm bravin temperatures below zero, no hero
No father figure, you gotta pardon a nigga
But I'm starvin my niggaz, and the weight loss in my figure
is startin to darken my heart, bout to get to my liver
Watch it my niggaz, I'm tryin to be calm but I'm gon' get richer
through any means, with that thing that Malcolm palmed in the picture
Never read the Qu'ran or Islamic scriptures
Only psalms I read was on the arms of my niggaz
Tattooed so I carry on like I'm non-religious
Clap whoever stand between Shawn and figures
Niggaz, say it's the dawn/Don but I'm superstitious
Shit is as dark as it's been, nothin is goin as you predicted
I move with biscuits, stop the harder niggaz actin too suspicious
This is, food for thought, you do the dishes





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Jay-Z Intro Comments
  1. John Romano

    This is one of the most epic tracks in all of hip-hop, of all time.

  2. John Romano

    I haven't heard all of Jay's music, especially not after 2002. But even so, the verse he wrote for this beat must be one of his best ever!

  3. Stephan Tacker

    My WWE intro music

  4. marvin walker

    Idk why but I get a terminator vibes

  5. St. Damo

    I was waiting on him to start rapping 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. Written Mirror

    The theme song to the...

  7. Ryanne Bibit

    Is this on SoundCloud?

  8. Zach Weaver

    Wayne and juelz flamed this shit

  9. Mario Johnson

    When me and partnerz Heard that intro we ran 4 blocks like naw jay why you do it like that on them jay blacked the fuck out

  10. Kay

    the most intriguing album intro ever.

  11. Denise Lay

    Sweeeet

  12. NOOB

    https://youtu.be/2lf1Fv4EVRk

  13. Shaun Huggins

    This beat so fire it bring tears ya eyes soul will start freestyling

  14. GoGetUrShineBoxx

    Who came here wanting to hear the real shit and then got stuck with this bullshit?

  15. Trish Jacobs

    I can listen to dis over & over & over....I love beats....Thank God for music ..

  16. Towarszawa

    Raz, raz. Nie ma teg o złego, nie ma złego wcale. Palę. Znów podnoszę skalę. Alert. Famme Fatalle mijam, drynie z kija piwko w parku, na zegarku już jest piąta, tak jak zbita jest przez Ziomka. Co to za nagonka, szatan już nie ma ogonka. Mam Króla i Pionka. Brzdąkam.

  17. paulbesterberg

    This is, food for thought—you do the dishes

  18. don skeezy

    I saved this in my favorites and it better not get deleted

  19. Swifty_All Star

    When Kobe had his last game vs Hornets this song was rollin and got the whole fuckin building wnet on fire along side with the kickasas announcer that made the announcer in Kobe's last game at Staples center a useless shit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVxlvilWG8g 1:39 to save time ;)

  20. Papa Lima

    Slow it down just a tad bpm

  21. Little Noah Williams Syndrome awareness

    Growing up life was for the taken
    Like a game of steal the bacon
    Everyday a blessing is awaken
    Meditate to levitate today has shaken
    I'm aware of the dare no mistaken
    I dare to dream a dream the cake is bakin
    Been there done that probably danced with satin
    Do today for tomorrow theres no time for waitin
    From the heart I part art see the timeless masterpiece I'm makin
    Red light green light 1ne 2wo 3hree time for infiltratin
    On this path to glory and its final destination
    Everything I do I do through God there's no hesitation
    I'm aware the universe got my back now manifestation
    All the variables in its place DIY the abbreviation
    The sum of the product greater than the equation
    Everything I do I do for the legacy of our generation

  22. Bruce Wasicsko

    This is my fantasy football intro

  23. Gary Michael Corti

    Good look. One of my favs

  24. Ricardo Espada

    This is by far jay z best album 💯 who else agrees hit the like button 🔽

  25. Fernando Arevalo

    This and that killa cam intro from killa season cd has to be the 2 dopest intros ever

  26. Kanga

    Who is here after watching Idris Elba on Hot ones?

    Towarszawa

    Congrats, You are the only One!

    Josh Martin

    @Towarszawa Wrong

    Towarszawa

    @Josh Martin Wrong made you.

    Chalky 4868

    I’m here after watching Brian Grazer on the Joe Rogan podcast.

  27. Almighty Stocks

    This the theme music when we storm Area 51 lol

  28. eddie nats

    Throw your diamonds up
    Me I'm fed up
    Cheddaded up
    Mind possessed
    Car repossessed
    Still play em like chess
    I'm amazing with these bars of cocaine

  29. Sly Stally

    Timeless.. top 100 beats of all time

  30. Ric G

    Best part of the whole album

  31. Lewis Fadipe

    Best intro in hip-hop history. I'm here for the smoke if you disagree

  32. Jason Grilled

    This and blueprint 2 beat is the best

  33. White Rhino

    Gubu gubu gubu. Ayyyyyyyyea

  34. CHICOIZPAIN

    When I walk into work in the morning...  "my theme music"

  35. Crispin Lionah

    It's the Dynasty niggas, as promised
    The world's most infamous
    Roc-A-Fella Records
    This is Roc La Familia
    It's Young Hova, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Amil-lion
    It's the Dynasty niggas, 2000 to infinity
    This is ghetto to ghetto, gutter to gutter
    Street corner to street corner, project to project
    Worldwide, walk with us niggas
    Hoffa, Dash, it's the Dynasty niggas
    Check it out
    Uhh, walk with me, talk to me, yo
    The theme song to The Sopranos
    Plays in the key of life on my, mental piano
    Got a strange way of seeing life like
    I'm Stevie Wonder with, beads under the doo-rag
    Intuition is there even when my vision's impaired, yeah
    Knowing I can go, just switching a spare
    On the highway of life, nigga it's sharp in my sight
    Oh! Keen senses ever since I was a, teen on the benches
    Every time somebody like Enus was mentioned
    I would turn green, me, being in the trenches
    Him, living adventurous not worrying about expenditures
    I'm braving temperatures below zero, no hero
    No father figure, you gotta pardon a nigga
    But I'm starving my niggas, and the weight loss in my figure
    Is starting to darken my heart, bout to get to my liver
    Watch it my niggas, I'm trying to be calm but I'm goin' get richer
    Through any means, with that thing that Malcolm palmed in the picture
    Never read the Qur'an or Islamic scriptures
    Only psalms I read was on the arms of my niggas
    Tattooed so I carry on like I'm non-religious
    Clap whoever stand between Shawn and figures
    Niggas, say it's the dawn but I'm superstitious
    Shit is as dark as it's been, nothing is going as you predicted
    I move with biscuits, stop the harder niggas acting too suspicious
    This is, food for thought, you do the dishes

  36. King Nukey HBE

    https://soundcloud.com/kennon-kelly/king-nukey-intro-remix-1

  37. Chadric Robertson

    Pray 4 temperatures below zero..

  38. Kenneth Brace

    i dont see how in the fuck someone can compare jay-z to eminem.......jay-z buries him

  39. MCH

    If I played baseball I'd want this to be my walk up music.

  40. Tool APC

    Paul George top 10 dunk

  41. dennis grady

    Salute King of the THRONE.

  42. Paora3000

    One of the hardest bests ever wasted on a overrated MC

    TheNsaneOne

    Paora3000 that’s why lil Wayne killed it

  43. Little Noah Williams Syndrome awareness

    Soon this city will understand
    In this image of man where I stand
    The cards were dealt at birth
    I dare 2 dream dreams for what its worth
    Fell through the stars
    Came straight from Mars
    Here is a sweet 6ixteen bars
    The world is ours
    Do today for tomorrow
    Everything will follow
    A reflection of a role model
    Wont give up burned the towel
    A new day is coming
    The swag is stunning
    The birds are humming
    These dreams I'm running

  44. Manuel Ossmann

    Gangsta boo killed it 🤘

  45. chris Rodriguez

    Does anyome know the name if his song with this beat. He has one cant remember the name.

    Justin JP

    I'm trying to figure it out to.

  46. Lee

    *God damn it! My speakers!*

  47. Joseph Blanchard

    The Very Best Album Intro Of ALL-TIME

    Samantha Hutchinson

    I agree yessss

  48. Erald Berberi

    The theme song to the sopranos,
    Plays in the key of life with my mental piano,
    Got a strange way of seeing life like
    I'm Stieve Wonder with beads under the du-rag,
    Intuition is there even when my vision impaired , yeahh...
    This too much powerful

    Musa Thomas

    Erald Berberi But I'm starving my nigga,
    And the weight loss in my figure,
    Is starting to darken my heart,bout to get to my liver,
    Watch it my niggaz, I'm tryna be calm,
    But I'm gone get richer
    By any means with that thing that Malcolm palmed in the picture.....💎💎....HOV dug deep on this one...The best intro of all time!!

    Erald Berberi

    Musa Thomas The sample made it even more soulful, like you feel everything he talks about.

  49. OrlandoMagicFan4Life

    Reminds me of LeBron and Wade in Miami for some reason. Like a game against the Kings in Sacramento.

  50. Louise Abdull

    Sell me beats please with rap god dr Dre is boss Marshall is partner uk 🇬🇧 base and USA 🇺🇸 thanks inbox me twitter or Facebook thanks 🙏 Louise A

  51. Kevian Price

    Just Blaze top 5 DOA Jersey

  52. Porius the Serious one air macz

    so there was a beef betwen nas and jay with teeth lmao

  53. King Lo

    Im from the era..where if u get on the phone
    Act like u gon can some body
    We gon fuck u up b4 u dail them numbers
    Im on a winning streak
    15 summers
    Plus
    I look forward to keep it pushing
    Up up and away
    ....

  54. R.A.H. R.A.H.

    This would of been the best mobbdeep song

  55. J Morin

    If you ain't stealing that or feeling that tell me we're your feelings at

  56. J Morin

    Talk about one rapper that made it
    after some drastic ass changes
    but can never take away the fake acts that ain't fading
    and the facts that bullets exchanging and most loved films are x rated
    quick checks with no delegation
    fight through hell with no hesitation
    fuck it my life's an exaggeration because I cannot stay patient
    if I'm alive I'm dead if I ain't racing
    Pencil chasing jagged edges of the script
    We're them traders be waiting

  57. J Morin

    Live my life in one chapter there's no here or there after
    Talk shit get your brain splattered
    Dreams shattered
    There's only one way to scheme up a ladder
    Now you got the rolly on pockets getting fatter
    Then you realize the game doesn't matter

  58. Corey Morgan

    she's the type of chick I call a queen and not a bad bitch/fuck on something madness plus she make a good sandwich.,..

    Corey Morgan

    after wetting up my mattress/ppl ask this/porn actress/how I got access..

  59. Mikey T

    Big shot out to Kanye West n Hov

  60. Yowie Wowie

    Greatest intro ever

  61. Deangelo Crawley

    I see me comin star brite my freestyle bite i remeber when i didnt write my hustle style got me taking flight to the point it got my my game tight to the point that different woman want take sight an get to know me better what out trying to get my cheddar i play my cards right an stay focuse cause they try make my life discontinue cause they epect me to be up on they menu an try make me breathe less an try destroy my progress im the man an that the end that im give something to remember that im the best an nothen less noone i need to impress i more then money an fame

  62. marvin walker

    This beat will go good with a Chuck Norris movie lol

  63. Red Bul

    Crazy how the lyrics are better than the beat. Hov is so cold on this beat

  64. Th3GoD J0N45

    Came from P.O.R DyNasty movie!!!!

  65. Shake Dupree

    Kobe Bryant is the greatest basketball player of all-time. Hands down and it's not even close. The student became better than the teacher. The best there is the best there was and the best there ever will be. You can put the Kardashians fat asses on that because history and 5 NBA World Championships don't lie. Game over. Bye Felecia.

  66. TACOS Awakened

    now ima tell you some facts that you ain't gotta find / Jay-Z had y'all throwing up the illuminati sign / and I know his lil fans like dam son just a hater /but what u think he meant in "run this town when he said He'll explain later /this shit about our souls ,y'all trading it for paper /Ima stick to the bud why y'all fuckn with that vapor / and I aint childish gambino but come on now wake up /heard alot of fake stories in time but this aint made up /

  67. tone rodriguez

    This beat will forever be str8 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  68. Joshua Young

    Welcome to New York Mobile to where the gun play stop and words be spoken.

  69. JonneyETV

    1M 💪🏼

  70. Melvin Riddick

    I tried to be calm but I'm gon get richer through any means with that thing Malcolm palm in that picture

  71. Nathaniel Morris

    Gunshine is one with KING OF HIP HOP. Farewell Gunshine as a person.

  72. Robert Weston

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I doubt 2pac wouldve killed this beat this shit was some level shit that world was barely ready for

  73. CStarz

    close enough

  74. Sir Money3

    Nstumeut

  75. djnes2k7

    This shit hard.....and it ain’t even the real beat

  76. rock the artist

    They say ur emenies die slow when it's there time nigga they say wat goes around comes around may be it was they time nigga

  77. Kriskrillztv

    Just did a freestyle video to this on Halloween 🎃 check us out if interested #newyork #Winning #rapmonster https://youtu.be/YQEaNQK4sKw

  78. marvin walker

    This should be in a terminator or Mike Myers movie

  79. marvin walker

    Play this for your wedding while walking down the isle

  80. THEINFAMOUS1011

    Not official. Remade.

  81. Joker dawgslife 800 RamiRez

    i Bodied dis trakk fr tho 💯🃏🖤🅱️👑

  82. Dillon McCauley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIaH3ghRY_o

  83. Temblor Ayala

    Think u guys. love you brother .Jeffrey Ham. I am God's child

  84. J G

    Im bravin temperatures below zero
    No hero
    No father figga
    You gotta pardon a nigga

  85. Temblor Ayala

    100% Cam

  86. rock the artist

    Wat these young niggas no about this

  87. Temblor Ayala

    Jeffrey Ham gerready think u bro

    Temblor Ayala

    Jay z this or brother Jeffrey Ham think you God's child we are

  88. Royal Guillotine

    Thanks for all the fan love we now moved up to number 4
    Dont forget
    ✔ out the music on my page @royaltyeightyeight click #Swaggademic to see the fan love #Swaggademic #top4in #dallastx Reverbnation/Swaggademic

  89. Anthony Hill

    The only official instrumental in YouTube

  90. Brandon Lucas

    Man this takes me back to the past. This beat was fire as hell

  91. Haamid Price

    Just blaze

  92. Walter Clark

    I waited patiently haven't heard anything hot in weeks. My flow change the climate and the temperature of the earth. On point like a decimal. R.i.p Xxxtentacion first things first. I told the world my story and made history. Could you believe the rose grew from the concrete in the project. I sneeze on tracks and bless you. I paint pictures with words like Picasso. Told the critics years ago the rap music was an artform equal to priceless paintings in an art gallery. My bars are lethal its gonna be a cold summer. I rhyme official like a young big l in his prime. That's food for thought you do the dishes. This the dynasty roc a fella records. The dynasty continues hahahaha haters get the gas face hahahaha.

  93. Geech Beezy

    This beat almost made me wish I was from New York...almost

  94. Evan Briody

    Never be a time like this again in hip hop. This is what the new millenium sounded like.

  95. alania knox

    https://youtu.be/SE2QQHu7fes

  96. rock the artist

    Rock Dre cam frost kev philly stand up

  97. 144,000 144,000

    I'm all by my lonely
    Nah you don't know me
    You gotta prove yourself to me before I call u homie

  98. Athena Blessing

    https://youtu.be/WUTvwXTGFIQ