[Intro - Jay-Z]: (Never, never, never, never change) I'll never change, this is Jay, everyday (I'll never change) I'll never change, this is Jay, everyday (I'll never change) I'll never change, this is Jay [Verse 1]: I am a - Roc representer (oh) Summer to winter (oh), dead or alive 24-7, 365, one CD, 360 pies What's up to E and Kurt, welcome home Natash Let no amount of money ruin this thing of ours We run streets like drunks run street lights We collide wit' life as we speak We knee-deep in coke, we keep deep in ice We flood streets wit' dope, keep weed to smoke We all fish, better teach ya folk Give 'em money to eat, the next week he's broke 'Cause when you sleep, he's reachin' for ya throat Word on the skreet (street), ya reap what ya sew Not out of fear, but love, love for the game Roc family first, we never change [Chorus]: (Never, never, never, never change) I'm still fuckin' wit' crime 'cause crime pays (I'll never change) Out hustlin', same clothes for days (I'll never change) I'll never change, I'm too stuck in my ways (who you know like Hov?) I'll never change (Never, never, never, never change) I'm still fuckin' wit' crime 'cause crime pays (I'll never change) Out hustlin', same close for days (I'll never change) I'll never change, I'm too stuck in my ways I'll never change [Verse 2]: What's up to my Miami and St. Thomas connects I'll never metion your name, I promise respect Death before dishonor, correct? Yup That's what you promised me, since the baller league Along with, if we stay strong, we can get paper longer than Pippen's arms Plead the fifh when it comes to the fam I'm like the dog, I never speak, but I understand Where my dogs at? Where my soldiers at war? Where ya balls at? WHOA, gotta pause that (whoa) Lost 92 bricks, had to fall back Knocked a nigga off his feet, but I crawled back Had A-1 credit, got more crack From the first to the fifth, gave it all back If - I'm not a hustler, what'chu call that? This is before rap (before), this is all fact (fact) I'll never change [Chorus] [Verse 3]: Fuck, the streets robbed my, wasn't educated probably But fuck y'all, I needed money for Atari Was so young, my big sis' still playin' wit' Barbie Young brother, big city, eight million stories Old heads taught me "Youngin, walk softly," Carry a big clip that'll get niggas off me Keep coke and coffee, keep money smellin' mothy Change is cool to cop, but more important is lawyer fees (uh) That's how it is now (uh), that's how it always be (uh) I'll never change this is always me From the womb to the tomb, from now 'til my doom Drink only from one cup, pass it around the room That's the ritual (yup), Big Ran, I ain't forget you, fool And all that bullshit you tryin'-a get through This is Crew Love, move music or move drugs Rival crews get ya black suits up I'll never change [Chorus] This is Jay, everyday Who you now like Hov, nigga?