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JAY-Z & Kanye West Murder To Excellence lyrics

[Jay-Z]
Bloody Murder, murder murder

[Kanye]
The paper read "murder
Black-on-black murder"

[Jay-Z]
This is to the memory of Danroy Henry
Too much enemy fire to catch a friendly
Strays from the same shade
Nigga, we on the same team
Giving you respect, I expect the same thing
All-black everything, nigga you know my fresh code
I'm out here fighting for you
Don't increase my stressload!
Niggas watching the throne, very happy to be
Power to the people, when you see me, see you

[Kanye West]
And I'm from the murder capitol
Where they murder for capital
Heard about at least 3 killings this afternoon
Looking at the news like "damn! I was just with him after school"
No shop class but half the school got a tool
And "I could die any day"-type attitude
Plus his little brother got shot repping his avenue
It's time for us to stop and redefine black power
41 souls murdered in fifty hours
The paper read "murder
Black-on-black murder"
The paper read "murder
Black-on-black murder" again
Is it genocide? Cause I can still hear his mama cry
Know the family traumatized
Shots left holes in his face about pirranha-sized
The old pastor closed the cold casket
And said the church ain't got enough room for all the tombs
It's a war going on outside we ain't safe from
I feel the pain in my city wherever I go
soldiers died in Iraq, died in Chicago

[Jay-Z]
I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died
Real niggas just multiply
And they say by 21 I was supposed to die
So I'm out here celebrating my post-demise
If you put crabs in a barrel to insure your survival
You're gonna end up pulling down niggas that look just like you
What up blood? What up Cuz? It's all black, I love us

[Kanye West]
The paper read "murder
Black-on-black murder" again

[Jay-Z]
It's a celebration of black excellence
Black tie, black Maybachs
Black excellence, opulence, decadence
Tuxes next to the president, I'm present
I dress in Dries and other boutique stores in Paris
In sheepskin coats, I silence the lambs
Do you know who I am, Clarice?
No cheap cologne whenever I "shh-shh"
Success never smelled so sweet
I stink of success, the new black elite
They say my Black Card bears the mark of the beast
I repeat: my religion is the beat
My verse is like church, my Jesus piece
Now please, domino, domino
Only spot a few blacks the higher I go
What's up to Will? Shout out to O
That ain't enough we gonna need a million more
"Kick in the door" Biggie flow
I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go

[Kanye West]
Yeah it's all messed up when it's nowhere to go
So we won't take the time out til we reach the T O P
From paroles to hold G's, sold keys, low keys
We like the promised land of the og's
In the past if you picture events like a black tie
What the last thing you expect to see, black guys?
What's the life expectancy for black guys?
The system's working effectively, that's why!
I'll be a real man and take care of your son
Every problem you had before this day is now done
New crib, watch a movie cause ain't nothin on the news
But the blues Hit the mall, pick up some Gucci
Now ain't nothing new but your shoes
Sunday morning, praise the Lord
You're the girl that Jesus had been saving me for
So let's savor this moment
And take it to the floor
Black excellence, truly yours

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MURDER TO EXCELLENCE 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yn5qj1pCj4 Listen. 

For those of you who don't know, The Throne is a collaborative hip-hop duo which consists of Jay-Z and Kanye West. Although they had been making music together years in the past it was only until they decided to team up and create what would be one of the most renowned albums of the year. One of the tracks which inspired this post was one called 'Murder to Excellence' which dwells on the highs and lows of African-Americans. 

The song's title has a double meaning: The phrase 'Murder to Excellence' can be described as a transition from the evil of murder to benefits of success and it can also be used as a metaphor for people 'killing' their own successes. The song and whole album are centred around America's corporations and capitalism and how racism and materialism are murdering blacks. The first part of the song is the 'murder'. 


This part of the song is about the frequent black-on-black violence that occurs in America. These murders are often rooted to gang association and other problems of living in deprived areas. Jay-Z, Kanye and I'm pretty sure everyone else will agree that black-on-black violence is not the way. Being black in America and for a fact anywhere else can be proven to be quite a struggle especially with the recurring stereotypes of us being violent, loud, materialistic and obnoxious. Instead of African-Americans and other blacks all over the world supporting each other, we have allowed material things, money, government, society and our current situations to box us in and turn us against each other. It such a shame that people like Malcolm X have died trying to make a name for blacks however in today's world we undo all their work when we kill each other. Why should people like Malcolm X and Martin L. King have wasted their energy trying to defend us when we're progressing backwards in society and not trying to make a better perception of blacks. If you ask most people the first things they associate with 'black' are the things mentioned before such as crime, notoriety and so on. One of the reasons I feel black-on-black crime became frequent is because young blacks in particular have been deceived for years about what power is. The roots of many of these things can go as far as slavery. Most of the black-on-black crime happens in the deprived suburbs in America and even here in the UK. Money has become a necessity to live and therefore a symbol of power, meaning people will do what they have to do to get it even if that means killing your own people. It is a dangerous illusion and more people, especially the blacks need to realise power is the ability to control people or things. Power is self-control! The truth is we are stronger together than when we divide ourselves according to where we are from, money and race but unfortunately there are too many big egos which blind people to this truth. The murders in the city of Chicago which have mostly been blacks are more than those that are killed in Iraq. Am I the only one that find these statistics appalling? The social-economic situation of most African-Americans in America has also lead to the fact that black people only live an average of twenty-one years before death. Let's hope all of us get to celebrate our post-demise. One of the phrases from this part of the songs from Jay-Z goes: 'If you put crabs in the barrel to ensure your survival you gon' end up pulling down n****s that look just like you'. This particular phrase has a significant meaning; Blacks (crabs) being placed in the projects (barrel) causes us to turn against each other trying to get out.  The second part of Murder to Excellence is now the excellence which is seen throughout the black community and how we need more of it.

In this part of the song The Throne go on to praise what is known as Black Excellence. Despite all the negativity surrounding African-Americans there has been successes. It is impossible to forget one of the most powerful men in the world is the president of the United States - Barack Obama and its already known that he is black. Ben Carson was the first black neurosurgeon coming from a deprived background. These people should serve as a reminder not to let your skin colour bar you from reaching your goals. Black people doing well is actually something common however the media showing all the violence over shadows this. There are many black people in the U.S and U.K that have made something of themselves. Examples of this can be musicians and actors: Ashley Walters, Jme, Malcolm Kamulete, John Boyega and the list goes on.  The only thing we need now is some Black Excellence to over take the murder. Excellence is something that I believe comes in all shapes, colours and ages but if we had more of it, the world would be a better place. Not just for blacks but for everyone.

  

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Kanye West & Jay-Z - Murder To Excellence Lyrics

[Jay-Z:]
Bloody Murder, murder murder [x4]

[Kanye West:]
The paper read murder, Black on black murder
The paper read murder, Black on black murder

[Jay-Z:]
This is to the memory of Danroy Henry
Too much enemy fire to catch a friendly
Strays from the same shade, Ni**a we on the same team
Giving you respect, I expect the same thing
All black everything, Ni**a you know my fresh code
I'm out here fightin' for you, Don't increase my stress load
Ni**as watchin' the throne, Very happy to be
Power to the people, When you see me, see you

[Kanye West:]
And I'm from the murder capital, Where they murder for capital
Heard about at least 3 killings this afternoon
Lookin' at the news like damn I was just with him after school,
No shop class but half the school got a tool,
And I could die any day type attitude
Plus his little brother got shot reppin' his avenue
It's time for us to stop and re-define black power
41 souls murdered in 50 hours

The paper read murder, Black on black murder,
The paper read murder, Black on black murder again
Murder again

Is it genocide?
Cause I can still hear his momma cry, Know the family traumatized
Shots left holes in his face, Bout piranha-size
The old pastor closed the cold casket
And said the church ain't got enough room for all the tombs
It's a war going on outside we ain't safe from
I feel the pain in my city wherever I go
soldiers died in Iraq
died in Chicago

[Jay-Z:]
I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died
Real niggas just multiply
And they say 21 I was supposed to die
So I'm out here celebratin' my post demise
If you put crabs in a barrel to insure your survival
You gon' end up pulling down niggas that look just like you
What up blood? What up cause?
It's all black, I love us

[Kanye West:]
The paper read murder, Black on black murder again

[Jay-Z:]
It's a celebration of black excellence
Black tie, black Maybachs
Black excellence, opulence, decadence
Tuxes next to the president, I'm present
I dress in Dries and other boutique stores in Paris
In sheepskin coats, I silence the lamb
Do you know who I am Clarice?
No cheap cologne whenever I "shh-shh"
Success never smelled so sweet, I stink of success
The new black elite They say my black card bear the mark of the beast
I repeat, My religion is the beat
My verse is like church, My Jesus piece Now please, domino, domino
Only spot a few blacks the higher I go
What's up to Will, Shoutout to O
That ain't enough, We gon need a million more
Kick in the door, Biggie flow
I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go

[Kanye West:]
Yea it's all messed up when it's nowhere to go
So we won't take the time out til we reach the T O P
From paroles to hold G's, sold keys, low keys
We like the promised land of the OG's
In the past if you picture events like a black tie
What the last thing you expect to see, black guys
What's the life expectancy for black guys?
The system's working effectively, that's why
I'll be a real man and take care of your son
Every problem you had before this day is now done
New crib, watch a movie
Cause ain't nothin on the news but the blues
Hit the mall, pick up some Gucci
Now ain't nothin new but your shoes
Sunday morning, Praise the Lord
You the girl that Jesus had been saving me for
So let's savor this moment, And take it to the floor
Black excellence, Truly yours

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JAY-Z & Kanye West’s “Murder To Excellence” Is Painfully Wise, A Decade Later

Reflecting on the relevancy of the lyrical themes in “Murder To Excellence,” ten years later.

A choir of chants and crunchy acoustic guitars strike the listener's ears. Mumbles of the words bloody murder come out the mouth of Shawn Carter, the rapper known as JAY-Z, who turned his life's troubles into a billion-dollar empire. Kanye West, the GRAMMY-winning rapper and producer, sings the lyrics, the paper read "Murder, Black-on-Black murder, in a peculiarly higher pitch. The atmosphere is urgent, dire even - uncommon for an album where it seemed the duo's mission statement was to flaunt how luxurious their lives were.

After nine tracks of opulent flex bars over a carousel of ostentatious beats, the opening notes of "Murder To Excellence" off the duo's collaborative record Watch The Throne signal a crucial shift in tone on the album, one that demands the listener's undivided attention - and its lyrics and themes resonate now more than ever, even after the record recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West run-in in Soho, - Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images

In the years following the song's release, the United States saw intense public reckonings over festering issues of systemic racism, police brutality, white nationalism and Black suffering. And it's not to say that the song predicted these events, but moreso, that it spotlighted these issues before they became more of a focused national concern. The duo's lyrics are also particularly interested in an issue that tends to go underreported and ignored amid the mix of those other hot-button topics: Black-on-Black crime.

And it's the song's approach to tackling these themes and its structure that keeps it applicable in a contemporary context. It is transparently divided into two sections: "Murder" and "Excellence."

Murder

Multiple lyrics punctuate the importance of the "Murder" portion of this song. Whether it's Kanye rapping about hearing mothers cry over the death of their children, and the amount of homicides in Chicago surpassing the amount of soldiers killed in Iraq, or Jay rapping about friendly fire coming from "the same team" and celebrating his "post-demise," these are unpleasant lines with a daunting sense of truth attached to them. They paint a harrowing image of Black suffering in a manner that doesn't shy away from the difficulty that persists by simply existing in Black skin.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West perform Watch The Throne in Washington, D.C., - Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Toward the end of this section, the main drum beat stops, bringing the sparse tribal background drums to the front and putting a spotlight on Kanye's lyrics. As the mic is passed off to Jay's last verse of "Murder," Kid Cudi's vocal cameo of haunting hums highlights the urgency and gravity in tone of this particular song. This is not Jay rapping about how many Hublots he owns, or Kanye talking about pulling up in his other Benz, but rather, the duo speaking on issues of crime and violence that they were once intimately familiar with - all while the circumstances of their success have inherently distanced them from it.

And for them, their success doesn't mean they can completely neglect those ongoing traumas in their respective hometowns. It means they have the unique opportunity to bring these issues to light on a national scale.

Excellence

Piano chords, a beat breakdown and a reverse chop of the choir singing from the first half of the song, introduce us to "Excellence." Kanye and Jay slow down the urgency presented in "Murder" to reflect and speak on the opposite side of this crime-riddled suffering presented initially - one that implies their experiences with Black excellence is not as glamorous as it seems.

"Only spot a few Blacks the higher I go, uh That ain't enough, we gonna need a million more, Kick in the door," Jay remarks toward the end of his verse in "Excellence." The genesis of Jay's entire second-half verse is that he's made it - he is a living example of Black excellence and success through the American Dream. But, his personal success isn't enough to be satisfied. He can't be content with his own success if he's not able celebrate it at the top floor with others who look like him, or who have lived through similar experiences as him. And all these years later, he's continued to make the effort to set his own people up for success - Jay recently appointed Troy Datcher as CEO of The Parent Company, making him the first Black CEO of a cannabis company.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z launch TIDAL streaming service in - Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

"What's the life expectancy for Black guys? The system's working effectively, that's why," Kanye points out in his verse, which highlights the real issue plaguing the Black community - systemic racism influenced by a falsely-designed political economy. While the earlier part of the song presents Black-on-Black crime on the ground level as a dire situation, Kanye spends his second-half verse reflecting on the Black experience at the macro level, poking around at the reason why so many of his people need to resort to crime and violence to survive in the United States. And after a tumultuous run of years where Kanye entangled himself with American politics, publicly congregating at the White House with former President Donald Trump and even running for the executive office in the election, it seems he's back to thinking more critically about issues of Black struggle. On the unreleased "Jesus Lord" off of his presumed DONDA record, he circles back to the subject of Chicago gang violence that haunts his hometown.

In splitting this song into two halves and telling separate stories of the Black experience, it underscores the shared, but ultimately rare perspectives Jay and Kanye have as immensely successful Black artists in the music industry. These issues are presented as tangibly tragic and disheartening - the duo have made it so far in their own careers, yet the new demographic of individuals that surround them don't respect the two. At the same time, Jay's and Kanye's success leaves them too far removed from the ground level crime that persists in their hometowns.

Their ultimate message and solution: Black unity. No more tearing each other down to get ahead when the system itself already discriminates against them all without bias. Kick in the door at the top, and communal Black excellence - something Kanye and Jay have experienced as a select few - is possible.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West - Murder to Excellence

Murder To Excellence by JAY-Z, Kanye West Information

This song is track #10 in Watch The Throne (Deluxe) by JAY-Z, Kanye West, which has a total of 16 tracks. The duration of this track is and was released on August 8, As of now, this track is somewhat popular, though it is currently not one of the hottest tracks out there. Murder To Excellence has a lot of energy, which makes it the perfect workout song. Though, it might not give you a strong dance vibe. So, this may not be something that you would want to play at a dance-off.

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Murder To Excellence has a BPM of Since this track has a tempo of 87, the tempo markings of this song would be Andante (at a walking pace). Based on the tempo, this track could possibly be a great song to play while you are doing yoga or pilates. Overall, we believe that this song has a slow tempo.

Murder To Excellence Key

The key of Murder To Excellence is D♭ Major. In other words, for DJs who are harmonically matchings songs, the Camelot key for this track is 3B. So, the perfect camelot match for 3B would be either 3B or 4A. While, 4B can give you a low energy boost. For moderate energy boost, you would use 12B and a high energy boost can either be 5B or 10B. Though, if you want a low energy drop, you should looking for songs with either a camelot key of 3A or 2B will give you a low energy drop, 6B would be a moderate one, and 1B or 8B would be a high energy drop. Lastly, 12A allows you to change the mood.

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Murder to Excellence

song by Jay-Z & Kanye West

"Murder to Excellence" is a song by American rappers Kanye West and Jay Z, from their collaborative album Watch the Throne (). It samples "La La La" by Indiggo Twins and "Celie Shaves Mr./Scarification" by Quincy Jones. The song features additional vocals from Kid Cudi.[2] The song was nominated for Impact Track at the Bet Hip Hop Awards.

Composition[edit]

"Murder to Excellence" contains portions of "Celie Shaves Mr./Scarification" written by Quincy Jones and Harvey Mason, Jr., as performed by Quincy Jones.[2] Samples of the Romanian folk composition Fetele de la Căpâlna are contained in the song.[2] Kanye and Jay show consciousness with the song addressing black-on black murder and black excellence with energy from both of them.[3]

In an interview with Revolt, S1 revealed "Murder to Excellence" was originally two separate songs, that were later merged;

"These were two separate songs, which is crazy. So Swizz Beatz did the first half and the name of that song was actually, "Black on Black Murder." And then the second half that I did was actually called, "Black Excellence." I remember this like it was yesterday and we were all in the studio together and Kanye is playing both of these songs and he plays the Swizz Beatz song first, and then my version. We’re in the studio wilding out, listening to it and jumping around, and then he was like, "Yo what if we merge these two together?" So the engineer did it in the session and I remember us playing it and that transition happened the way it immediately went into the other song and we were just going crazy in the studio, like this is it. So they merged the titles, "Let’s just call it "Murder to Excellence." The transition was so powerful because it flowed so smooth and it sounded, with the samples that Swizz and I chose they were very familiar but different, so it just blended so well".[4]

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Recording[edit]

Producer S1 revealed that the song was in the second batch of beats that he sent to West and that he focused on beefing up the drums to create a true hip hop sound.[5] Working with Kanye and Jay on the track alongside fellow album songs "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Who Gon Stop Me" was described by producer and additional vocalist Swizz Beatz as: 'like being in the studio with Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson at the same time'.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Tom Breihan of Pitchfork cited the subject matter of "black-on-black crime and the scarcity of people of color at society's highest seats" as an example on Watch the Throne of "how often Jay and Kanye address matters beyond their bank accounts".[7] Brian Josephs of Complex expressed his opinion of Kanye and Jay's rapping: "They were stunting for a higher purpose."[8]

"Murder to Excellence" earned a nomination for Impact Track at the Bet Hip Hop Awards, and ultimately lost to "Daughters" by Nas.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^Ortiz, Edwin (August 9, ). "Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 11,
  2. ^ abcWatch the Throne (PDF digital booklet). Jay-Z and Kanye West. Universal Music Group. CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^Coats, Jalen (November 11, ). "Kanye West's and Jay-Z's "Black Excellence" Gap". HuffPost. Retrieved January 11,
  4. ^Bristout, Ralph (August 8, ). "S1 reflects on creating "Murder to Excellence" for Jay Z and Kanye West's 'WTT'". REVOLT. Revolt TV. Retrieved January 12,
  5. ^Horowitz, Steven (August 18, ). "S1 Recreates The Beat For Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Murder To Excellence"". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 11,
  6. ^Horowitz, Steven (August 17, ). "Swizz Beatz Speaks On Contributions To Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne"". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 11,
  7. ^Breihan, Tom (August 11, ). "JAY-Z / Kanye West: Watch the Throne Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 11,
  8. ^Josephs, Brian (August 8, ). "'Watch the Throne' Songs Ranked: A Track-by-Track Review". Complex. Retrieved January 11,
  9. ^" Hip Hop Awards Winners & Nominees". BET. April 15, Archived from the original on October 16, Retrieved January 11,

External links[edit]

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