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    The Diplomats / Lyrics

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    "Built This City" Lyrics

    The Diplomats feat. Juelz Santana

    We built this city
    We built this city
    We built this city
    We built this city on rock

    We built this city (on these blocks we hustle)
    We built this city on rock (on rock)
    We built this city (turn bricks to whips)
    We built this city on rock and roll (on rock)
    We built this city (in the midst of the struggle)
    We built this city on rock (on rock)
    We built this city (from bottom to top)

    We built this city (through the agony and pain, diplomatic will reign)

    [Jimmy Jones]
    Ay yo, my dipset Taliban
    We on these streets like the wars on them streets of Afghanistan
    Better yet of Pakistan
    To America, Harlem's our cater
    Any problems I spray her that can startle the mayor
    But in this 50-block radius let's get the rock and shave the shit
    or get the glock and blaze the shit
    Bitches get the cock and savor it
    They say Jim Jones the capo my favorite
    Cause some of this shit my city wasn't built up over
    Drugs and money, some shit you get killed up over
    Slumped on your wheel, straight tilt it over
    Trust me dogs, I seen it in peril
    Niggaz wasted and painted and seen on the mural
    (That's Harlem) In this apple of mine is rhyme

    Clap up your shines, pop shots that will crack up your minds
    And cop rocks and cook that crack up to dimes
    New York City, the capital of crime

    [Chorus: repeat 2X]

    [Juelz Santana]
    Now once again it's Santana the Great
    I built this city on hammers and weight
    Gasoline, rope, bandanas and tape
    Lots of fiends, lots of coke being handed away
    You know, the usual
    Shut em down, set up show, how we usually do
    Cut em down, hit the block man, we movin through
    Diplomats is the strongest force
    On and off the court we ballers more than sports
    We built this city from ground zero
    To spittin the pound zero, brown pistol

    At ya get down kicka
    Yeah this is from the ground up nigga
    So get your weight and your pounds up nigga
    Cause when it's beef my homies mound up quicker
    Fit the pound much quicker, lay you down much quicker
    You never been approached by Golden Eagles
    Vultures that will scope and feed you, no court just leave you
    Shit you know

    [Chorus: repeat 2X]

    [Hell Rell]
    It's like what I wouldn't do for a buck
    My enemies can't rest in peace Jones, you see they funerals up
    New gangstas in the city bitch, ring the alarm
    All y'all hoes bow down, kiss the ring of a don
    It's about to get real big playa, humongous
    Stacked money so long til it grew fungus
    We was gon' let you live til you threw punches
    Now we got to get critical and we got to get rid of you
    And we the most talked about, the most popular
    We live by the codes, we the Dipset mafia
    You never know who's watchin ya
    You never know who's plottin to pop at ya
    We focused like a pair of binoculars
    I'm bout to get gritty
    M-5 CLK's garage look like Alphabet City
    And I'm a hustler, I put cracks in communities
    Cops can't touch me, got Diplomatic Immunity
    Now try I'm guaranteed a million shipped in scam
    If not, back to the block, ship some grams

    If not, get with Cam
    I got clips to lift a van, flip a van
    Shit, they can kick the can
    This cat think he sling
    Cause he got a pinky ring
    Rinky-dink diamonds, they don't even make your pinky bling
    (We built this city) And now I'm about to kill this city
    (We built this city) Cradle to 50, yeah I'm acting real seditty
    (We built this city) Cause I collect mils and fifties
    For real it's pretty and y'all gonna feel the pity
    (We built this city on rock) Dipset Bitch

    [Chorus: repeat 8X]
    This song was submitted on January 20th, 2005 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Bernie Taupin, Laron L. James, Joseph Jones, Dennis Lambert, Peter F. Wolf, Justin Gregory Smith, Martin George Page, Cameron Giles.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

    Song Details

    track 11 on disc 2
    Diplomatic Immunity [2003]
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