I first heard this Jay-Z rap in Coldplay's Lost+ (off their Prospekt's March EP). These are some good lyrics! If you're feeling downcast, beaten, or forsaken, just listen to this song. It may motivate you to get up and get that dirt off your shoulders. Check 'em out:
"MOST KINGZ" - JAY-Z
With the same sword they knight you they gon' goodnight you with,
Shit! that's only half if they like you;
That ain't even half what they might do,
Don't believe me ask Michael.
See Martin, see Malcom,
See Biggy, see Pac,
See success and its outcome;
See Jesus, see Judus,
see Ceasar, see Brutus,
See success is like suicide
Suicide, it's a suicide!
If you succeed prepared to be crucified.
Media meddles, niggas sue you, you settle;
Every step you take they remind you you ghetto.
So it's tough being Bobby Brown,
To Bobby then, you have to be Bobby now,
And the question is,
"Is to have had and lost, better than not having at all?"