What’s Free

We started without food in our mouth
They gave us pork and pig intestines
Shit you discarded that we ingested
we made the project a wave
You came back, reinvested and gentrified it
Took niggas’ sense of pride, now how that’s free?
And them people stole the soul and hit niggas with 360’s
I ain’t got a billion streams, got a billion dollars
Inflating numbers like we ’posed to be happy about this
We were praisin’ Billboard, but we were young
Now I look at Billboard like, “Is you dumb?”
To this day, Grandma ’fraid what I might say
They gon’ have to kill me, Grandmama, I’m not they slave
Check out the bizarre
Rappin’ style used by me, the H-O-V
Look at my hair free, carefree, niggas ain’t near free
Enjoy your chains, what’s your employer name with the hairpiece?
I survived the hood, can’t no Shaytan rob me
My accountant’s so good, I’m practically livin’ tax free
Factory, that’s me
Sold drugs, got away scot-free
That’s a CC, E-copy
Guilt free, still me
And expect me to not feel a way to this day
You would say y’all killed me
Sucker free, no shuckin’ me, I don’t jive turkey
Say “Happy Thanksgiving,” shit sound like a murder to me
Smoke free, all of y’all callin’ out toll free
Label rob you for millions yet you wanna put a hole in me
Sugar free, seasoned but I’m salt free
You lay a hand on Hov, my shooter shoot for free
I promise World War Three
Send a order through a hands free
Kill you in 24 hours or shorter
You can’t ignore the hand speed
On god, it’s off the head
This improv but it’s no comedy
Sign I fail? Hell nah!

JAY-Z (An excerpt from “What’s Free” by Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross & JAY-Z)