Dilated Peoples - This Way Lyrics

[Kanye West + (Choir)]
Now turn it up, (a little louder) turn it up (a little louder)
Turn it uuuuup, (a little louder) turn it up (little louder)
Now turn it up (can't live my, I, I can't live my)
(I can't live my, I, I can't live)
Now turn it up, turn it up

I, I can't live my, can't live my
Yeah, yo I can't live my I, I can't live my
Life this way, continually really get high
Instead of runnin 'round, lock one bird down
It's a new day gotta do it big just to get right
Show no respect can't live that way
You hold my check can't live that way
Without my chick on deck, can't live that way
They say what they like, but I've been that way
Our moves calculated through the limbs, almost here
Succes will be the best revenge
Man, from Clint East' to Kanye West (whut up, whut up!)
The sun can't chill but everyday it sets (everyday!)

[Chorus - Male Choir + (Female Choir)]
This time I made up my mind
This time I'm back on my grind
I know there's things in my life
That I'ma let go startin tonight
(I can't live my, I, I can't live my)
(I can't live my, I, I can't live my)
I can't live my, I, I can't live my
I can't live my this way (can't live my, I, I can't live my)
This way (I can't live my, I, I can't live my)
This way, I can't live my, I, I can't live my
I can't live my life this way

[Kanye West]
Kanye to the
My favorite girl wanna leave just because I got a girlfriend
My freak girl told me "now, she a christian"
My white girl wanna move back to Michigan
I'm pullin girls off the bench like a "sixth-man"
I'm in the club doin the same ol' two step
While Omega's doing the same ol' "Q step"
I have my money on my mind I was thinkin green
She a pledge A.K.A. "she was pink and green"
I wanna a good girl she want a gentleman
We sayin' the same thing like a synonym
I wasn't really spittin game I was scrimmagin'
My pimpinship's so hard it needs censorship
I'ma chicagoan till Chicago ends
Till we blow like Chicago wind
I don't know what's better, gettin laid or gettin paid
I just know when I'm gettin one, the other's gettin away
This way


[Rakaa Iriscience]
Go 'head, flip a coin so the game can start
Believe I know the drama keep name apart
I learnt before the hot flame came the spark
It's like 'fore the pop fame came the park
But this industry'll play with yo' life man
They playin with yo' rent, food, water and lights man (yeah)
That's why Rakaa brings that old tidy T jam
The veteran, then I'm off to Amsterdam
To rest up for strenght to deal with this weight
To deal with these deals to deal with this hate
I dedicate this Jam Master Jay
Run-DMC showed me how to walk, this way


[Kanye West & Rakaa speak in Outro]

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Dilated Peoples This Way Comments
  1. LJ Gardenia

    Mad Child at the back of the prison bus around the 2:40 mark.

  2. emmy altava

    one of my favorite songs <3 see you in heaven brothers.

  3. Mikey j

    I miss the old kanye!

  4. Tru Dwog

    🥾 Hey! there's 13 original 'real HipHop' 🎤 tracks to check here for your channel. All that 🎷 Golden Era, boombap type beats. American, London and Canadian rappers. Roll the dice on Realness 💯 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp-NXlRA_XBW5DAsabmq0D60_WW1z6kBa

  5. Justin Rivas

    i never realized that was John Legend . I must have listened to this song a dozen times before noticing

  6. halleyhoop

    Oh Kanye... wtf happened to you

  7. Rick L

    This is the real Kanye.

    Geron Fletcher

    Rick L duh lol there’s only one !



  9. Skatpackmatt

    I’m in 2020 with it

  10. not ry

    What happened to Kanye’s soul

  11. eroszavero

    Cmon 2020!

  12. Ehtesham Hamid

    Xzibit, Kanye West and possibly Rhianna??

  13. Shamsi Alilova

    december 2019

  14. Laurent Suisse

    Can't leave my life this way

  15. hector gracia

    I feel like dialated disappeared after this.

    that dude

    nobody cares you dosser

  16. Christian Walls

    Success, nah
    Staying close to Abba
    Is the best revenge

  17. Unknown Youtuber


  18. Jr Magic

    Bring this Kanye back!!!! Great memories running thru my head

  19. Christian Follower

    Nowhere In The Liner Notes Do I Find All The People Who Sing In The Background Vocals Get Credit (Acknowledgement). Who Sings The Background Vocals? It Sounds Like A Choir And Someone Else? Did These People Ever Get Credit (Acknowledgement) For Singing The Background Vocals And If So Where Because I Have Never Seen The Names Of The Background Singers For This Song Get Credit (Acknowledgement) In The Liner Notes? Thanks.

  20. Jose Valadez

    NASA s budget is ridiculous it’s been 60 years since NASA was founded and they have nothing to show for it. Billions and billions wasted most of us will never see or go to outer space so wats the point? Stay flat !

  21. Mark Gillan

    Irish people sy evident..

    Mark Gillan

    Handcuffed... Love it..

  22. Isaac Quinones

    This when Kanye was dangerous to America 🔥🔥🔥

    Isaac Quinones

    (White america)

  23. Laurent Suisse

    So high touch the sky

  24. Lazaro Rodriguez

    2004 WHAT A TIME!!!!! Miss the 2000’s....

  25. Daniel Hertzler

    Damn dude at 00:34 scurry looking lol

  26. Daniel Hertzler

    Dude at the beginning got a problem with Americas space program? Mafucka that space program was the pride of our Nation, and VERY likely one of the reasons we ain't commies today, lol...shit America needs to reinvest in our space programs again like we once did. My kids don't have the same appreciation for NASA as we did in the 80s and 90s, and that's kinda sad, in my shitty opinion.

    Daniel Hertzler

    And the dude dresses like an asshole lol...put some fuckin laces in your shoes,man! You look ri-dick-ulous.

  27. Sphakamiso Zondi

    Old Kanye >>> current Kanye

  28. Robert Flores

    This video is hard.

  29. Armando Severino

    An addict’s anthem. 🔥 I love this song.

  30. Oogway

    I like this how Babu is helping everyone that is passing by

  31. pete2784

    Gospel Rap?

  32. Ik Ifebunandu

    Tobias Whale is that you?

  33. pebasio

    asi que de aqui sacó la base rapsus^^

  34. Geo Tere

    Watched this video HELLA times
    Why I jus realized that's Fuckin John Legend?

  35. Gennaro

    2019 anyone? What a fucking jam

  36. Nicky Newsway

    Still a tune

  37. dlmcc1987

    Who cares about kanye.....its all bout dilated peoples

  38. Yowie Wowie

    What happened to this Kanye

  39. John P

    "Run DMC taught me how to walk this way"
    Chills. Literal chills, every time

  40. Moe

    I remember listening to this when it came out. 10 years later still nodding to this on repeat! Miss the old Yé... Please come back Peoples.

    Most underrated Group of all time! Real HipHop ❤

  41. luci fuhrr

    Miss this kanye!!!!

  42. Fun&Games

    Wow thru the black woman up in the air, and a white woman came down on him. Juggling women Deep. And now we know kanye has been brainwashed in the hospital. Stay black forever!

  43. E van

    The real hip hop fans know chali2na from Jurassic 5 at 2:44

  44. Armando Magdaleno


  45. Andi Sanchez

    Damn that girl he pulled off the bench Jesus .. lol

  46. Jorge Martinez


  47. ecastslays

    Evidence went from clout to underground, respect 💯🙌

  48. Joey Dyker

    is that the "White" Jesus piece Kanye is wearing?

  49. Sneeko Skeemz

    Back when Ye was real w it

  50. Saqib

    Kanye's always been the best

  51. Justin H

    Damn kanye west really do be making gospel music

  52. Ervin Kapxhiu

    I love this song ❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏

  53. Nothing To Lose

    The Kanye the world needs not this MAGA shit.

  54. DJFAMErecords

    2019 anyone?? ...i think this might be the only Kanye verse i ever liked haha


    you got shit taste brotha

  55. Ray Rodriguez

    This was the closest the dialated peoples came to being main stream

  56. Kabir Najeeb

    who is watching this in July 2019?

  57. Letícia Matos

    tive que assistir um pornô de 40 minutos porque tinha essa música lá
    depois de muito sufoco consegui achar e lançar ela no shazam

  58. Shann Anigans

    Back when Kanye had some sense .

  59. The Weeknd

    He is still legend

  60. arman gill


  61. kyle c


  62. JK DeMartino

    I miss old kanye

  63. Ruben Hernandez

    Radio today sucks so bad

  64. Sean Mitchy

    Fuck kayne but song is great

  65. Niccolò Machiavelli

    Wow ! The old Kanye

  66. Blck Ntrovert TV

    hip hop will never be like this ever

  67. Caro Line


  68. wanna bang?

    K.I.Z this way?? Lul

  69. nicholasjdemoI

    Still a dope anthem after all these years

  70. Amelle Kimberly


  71. Hip Hop Fanatic

    This is the song that made me buy College Dropout as a 10 year old

  72. Cocoa Femme

    "I'm pullin' girls of the bench like a 6th man." What....that's.... DEEP!! 5/15/19.

  73. Youssef Oueslati

    old times <3

  74. ktat01

    Honestly I still rock different colored polos to this day cuz of 2003-2005 Kanye... He should bring that look back.

  75. James Gachago

    Before Kim kandashits messed this genius head.. John legend bravo

  76. Pokémon

    KANYE WEST 2024 or KANYE WEST 2020 I'm cool with either!

  77. poetmm

    Ye Verse man memories memories legendary shit

  78. why so serious

    Turn it up

  79. -Sir WESLEE-

    0:36 Damn dude from Black Lightening really rooted in this

  80. Lane Kamphausen

    Woah is that Patrick Mahomes

  81. Kamogelo Modiselle

    Like the reference to metaphors in the video. "Head in the clouds", "beating yourself up", "stairway to the stars", "weight off your shoulders"...

  82. doughurkaosnaup 206WA


  83. Sebastian Sanchez

    It's Back In 2004.

  84. Andy Wong

    Gracie Jiu Jitsu!

  85. Christian Alvarez

    Lmao niggas aint ready

  86. Frank Wawian

    Back when they use music video to define moral reasoning and encourage kids to live right....now is just about nonsense!

  87. Lil Jimmie where ya at

    Kanye assassinated this verse! Old Ye' was the truth

  88. Mars Kriegsgott

    the time when Kanye West was a real artist who worked with other artists ...Jay Z fucked him up big lip motherfucker

  89. siaka karl

    back when Kanye west was just happy to finally made it as a rapper!!!...it is sad what fame brings to people!

  90. Lynn White

    It's an awesome collaboration, I love it!!!

  91. Figjam

    still bangs in 2019

  92. SmooveOvaEast


  93. Paolo Angelino Guerrero

    I remember downloading this song on limewire. Straight fire the soul yeezy!