News: Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West's "Forever" Leaks Online [Audio]
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 8:25PM
The highly-anticipated "Forever" track, which includes features by Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West, has landed online nearly 48 hours earlier than expected.
Drizzy, who receives the song's credit, leads the track's first verse which reflects on his rise from an independent artist to one of Young Money's latest signees.
"Last name Ever, first name Greatest," Drake raps. "Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothin' to play with/Started off local, but thanks to all the haters/I know G4 pilots on a first-name basis/In your city faded off the brown, Nino/She insists she got more class, we know/Swimming in the money, come and find me, Nemo/If I was at the club you know I balled, chemo/Dropped a mixtape, that sh*t sounded like an album/Who'd thought a country-wide tour be the outcome Labels want my name beside an X like Malcolm/Every got a deal, I did it without one Yeah, n*gga, I'm about my business/Killin' all these rappers, you would swear I had a hitlist Everyone who doubted me is askin' for forgiveness/If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness/B*tches." ("Forever")
Yeezy follows suit after the Canada-based emcee and sheds his own 16 bars.
"I used to have hood dreams/Big fame, big chains/I stuck my d*ck inside this life until that b*tch came/And went hard all fall like the ball teams/Just so I could make it rain all spring/Y'all seen my story, my glory/I had raped the game young, you could call it statutory/When a n*gga blow up, they gon' build statues for me/Old money, Benjamin Button, what, nothin' Nah, Superbad chicks giving me McLovin'/You would think I ran the world like Michelle's husband/You would think these n*ggas know me when they really doesn't/Like they was down with the old me, no, you f*ckin' wasn't/Uh, you such a f*ckin' loser/You ain't even go to class, Bueller/Trade the Grammy plaques just to have my granny back/Member she had that bad hip like a fanny pack?/Chasing the stardom'll turn you to a maniac/All the way in Hollywood and I can't even act/They pull they cameras out, and God d*mn, they snap/I used to want this thing forever, you can have it back." ("Forever")
Weezy is next in line showcasing his rhyming skills.
"Okay, hello, it's the Martian, Space Jam Jordans/I want this sh*t forever, wake up and smell the garden/Fresher than the harvest, step up to the target/If I had one guess, then I guess I'm just New Orleans/And I will never stop, like I'm runnin' from the cops/Hopped up in my car and told my chauffer 'To the top'/Life is such a f*ckin' roller coaster, then it drops/But what should I scream for'/This is my theme park/My mind shine even when my thoughts seem dark/ Pistol on my side, you don't want to hear that thing talk/Let the king talk, check the price and pay attention/Lil Wayne, that's what they got to say or mention/I'm like Nevada in the middle of the summer/I'm resting in the lead, I need a pillow and a cover/Shhh, my foot's sleepin' on the gas/No brake pads, no such thing as last/Uh, uh." ("Forever")
Finishing off the track is Slim Shady who uses a slow then fast flow.
"There they go, packin' stadiums as Shady spits his flow/Nuts they go, macademia, and they go so ballistic, whoa/He can make them look like bozos, he's wonderin' if he should spit this slow/F*ck no, don't provoke, his cup just runneth over, oh, no/He ain't had it with bars like this since the last time that he overdosed/They been waitin' patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose/Back into the game and they know rap'll never be the same as before/Bashin' in the brains of these hos, and establishin' a name as he goes/The passion and the flame is ignited, you can't put it out once we light it/This sh*t is exactly what the f*ck that I'm talkin' about when we riot/You dealin' with a few true villains who stand inside of the booth true spillin' And spit true feelings until them two feelings come flyin' up out of our months, then rewind it/Payback, motherf*cker, for the way you got at me, how's it taste?/I'ma slap the taste out of your mouths with the bass so loud that it shakes the place/I'm Hannibal Lecter, soldiers, in case you're thinkin' of saving face/You ain't gonna have no face to save by the time I'm through with this, play some Drake." ("Forever")
The track was originally slated to debut Friday (August 28).
Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem. Supposed to be hitting radio/iTunes on Friday. Are you focused? In collaboration with some More Than A Game movie event with Lebron James. "Don't worry Lebron, get em next year?" - Weezy on 'Kobe Bryant' Fun fact: 'Swagger Like Us' leaked exactly one year ago this week. And contrary to what YN thinks, we did have the song before it came out, but we decided against posting it. You'll understand why if you listen to the tagged up version below, which actually includes a different T.I. verse that he had originally laid for the track. (Nah Right)
Check out Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake and Kanye West's "Forever" below: