Jay-Z - Moment Of Clarity Lyrics

(Turn the music up turn the lights down I'm in my zone)

Thank God for granting me this moment of clarity
This moment of honesty
The world'll feel my truths
Through my Hard Knock Life time
My Gift and The Curse
I gave you volume after volume of my work
So you can feel my truths
I built the Dynasty by being one of the realest niggas out
Way beyond a Reasonable Doubt
(You all can't fill my shoes)
From my Blueprint beginnings
To that Black Album ending
Listen close you hear what I'm about
Nigga feel my truths

[Verse One]
When Pop died
Didn't cry
Didn't know him that well
Between him doing Heroine
And me doing Crack sales
With that in the egg shell
Standing at the tabernacle
Rather the church
Pretending to be hurt
Wouldn't work
So a smirk was all on my face
Like damn that mans face was just like my face
So pop I forgive you
For all the shit that I live through
It wasn't all your fault
Homie you got caught
And to the same game I fault
That Uncle Ray lost
My big brothers and so many others I saw
I'm just glad we got to see each other
Talk and re-meet each other
Save a place in Heaven
'til the next time we meet forever


[Verse Two]
The music business hate me
'cause the industry ain't make me
Hustlers and boosters embrace me
And the music I be making
I dumb down for my audience
And double my dollars
They criticize me for it
Yet they all yell "Holla"
If skills sold
Truth be told
I'd probably be
Talib Kweli
I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
(But I did five Mil)
I ain't been rhyming like Common since
When your sense got that much in common
And you been hosteling since
Your inception
Fuck perception
Go with what makes sense
I know what I'm up against
We as rappers must decide what's most important
And I can't help the poor if I'm one of them
So I got rich and gave back
To me that's the win, win
The next time you see the homie and his rims spin
Just know my mind is working just like them
(The rims that is)


[Verse Three]
My homie Sigel's on a tier
Where no tears should fall
'cause he was on the block where no squares get off
See in my inner circle all we do is ball
Til we all got triangles on our wall
He ain't just rappin for the platinum
You all record
I recall
'cause I really been there before
Four scores and seven years ago
Prepared to flow
Prepare for war
I shall fear no man
You don't hear me though
These words ain't just paired to go
In one ear out the other ear
My balls and my word is all I have
What you gonna do to me?
Nigga scars'll scab
What you gonna box me homie?
I can dodge and jab
Three shots couldn't touch me
Thank God for that
I'm strong enough to carry Biggie Smalls on my back
And the whole BK nigga holla back


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  1. DJ Spuddzz

    I first heard this beat on an underground track called BBS Plus Friends and knew it was banger, but would never have guessed in a million years that it was produced by Eminem.

  2. itsmorethanentertainment

    i gotta real mean mean get-rich skeme!
    i need street-minded individuals who know and can understand (innerstand) politics and economy. HMU ASAP and I'll give u da whole game. im tryna build and be rollin very very soon. _email _ [email protected] dot com

    - "Blaze inc."

  3. KiNG BEYBOi

    homicide can’t scare me: i abide by the laws of the streets sincerely ah real “negus”:

  4. sleven120

    This is so shit

  5. Fuglee Smith

    Shit wack

  6. Kevin Kane

    Jigga taking all his music off YouTube yall

  7. Paul Booth

    Lame pass

  8. maxim barac

    who is still listening in 2k19?
    here is my take


  9. Mrpickle95

    Still here in 2018

  10. Jordan Roth

    Dope brotha

  11. East Ern

    Just the fire I needed

  12. Berzox !


  13. East Ern

    put it on my hit list

  14. F Tmac Gotta Be About The money

    Why pac sounded so offbeat? And nas use the verse from either

  15. Brittany Blacknall

    what happened to the original? This is good too but i loved the original




    @MAFIA ONLINE So practically the original version is nowhere available, gone?

    Payton Herrell

    Basically anything that jay z was on isnt on youtube or spotify he trys to get everyone to sign up for tidal a music streaming service he heavily promotes. All his songs are on there. In my opinion hes just making himself less relevant to the newer generation that wont ever get to hear his music. But oh well. Still made dope music back in the day. Hearing some of the songs now is like a nostalgic trip cause i havent heard them in years.

    Hector Perez

    @Payton Herrell precisely. You can get his music on Tidal though.

    Kelvin Reed

    Jay Z controls %99.9 of his content.

  16. kalmephil

    Worse mix I've ever heard... that nas ether verse on this beat is the worst

  17. twotimes87

    off beat as fuck

  18. Luka MG

    Only Hov kills this shit

  19. Chocolate Chip

    DAMN!!!!....i can't find the original???????

    Mr. Outlaw



    PacThe Don aint there eny more


    on tidal

    patrick karanjeet

    Apple Music

  20. Jay Starks

    killmix #respect

  21. Gracia Merecida

    sorry bro but this beat belongs to #LosAldeanos El Rap Es Guerra!

  22. Angel Ramirez

    "EL RAP ES GUERRA 2009"
    "THE RAP IS WAR 2099"

  23. I haven ́t a shower in the last 10 years, but ri

    momento de claridad

  24. sandro irala

    y....derrepente ....un comentario en español 7u7

  25. 21tvXD - ¡Tonterías por un tubo!

    Detesto las banderas y se🎵

  26. javimsfc

    Chojin 2k16...

  27. ff13kingdomhearts

    jay z feat nas??? wtf XD

  28. RawHeights [Beats]

    Fire Def digging this earned my Sub.. You can tell you take your time with your craft I respect that, I searched but wasnt able to find, you ever put any tracks on iTunes?

  29. FreakinLemon

    Dat AZ though...

  30. Fanis Theodoulou

    Anyone knows in which movie was the verse at the start of the song? Like 0:00-00:14 first seconds

  31. BRS HH

    El rap es guerra!....♪


    @BRS HH ajjajajaj :V

    BRS HH

    Me quedaron dudas..

  32. joe morley

    On er cause cant find original

  33. Emmanuel Duran

    AZ is on another level y'all!

  34. Ryan McBain

    Dat first verse though...

  35. Ricky Whitfield

    So dope good job great job wit da beat it matches the lyrics

  36. Papin

    This Shit is Dope, the verses and beat matches each other so well


    Eminem har gjort beatet :)

  37. Ben Milli

    Page me... You cannabis it's Dre's fee.... You Kay Slay the fees waived.... vvvvvvvvvvvv Love that em verse haha

  38. Ncogniigro

    I made beats for Jay z for free. -eminem