Forever
Lyrics Eminem

Featuring: Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne

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[Hook - Drake]
It may not mean nothing to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stopping at all
I want this sh*t forever mane
I'm shutting sh*t down in the mall
And telling every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even planning to call
I want this sh*t forever mane

[Verse 1 - Drake]
Last name "Ever", first name "Greatest"
Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothing to play with
Started off local but thanks to all the haters
I know G-IV pilots on a first name basis
In your city faded off the brown, Nino
She insist 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 the mixtape, that sh*t sounded like an album
Who'd a thought a country wide tour be the outcome
Labels want my name beside a X like Malcolm
Everybody gotta deal, I did it without one
Yeah, n*gga I'm about my business
Killing all these rappers, you would swear I had a hit list
Everyone who doubted me is asking for forgiveness
If you ain't been a part of it, at least you got to witness

[Hook]

[Verse 2 - Kanye West]
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 can make it rain all spring
Y'all seen my story, my glory
I had raped the game young, you can call it statutory
When a n*gga blow up they gonna build statues for me
Old money, Benjamin Button (what?) nothin' man
Now super bad chicks givin' 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
Um, you're such a f*ckin' loser
He ain't even go to class, Bueller
Trade the Grammy plaques, just to have my granny back
Remember she had that bad hip like a fanny pack
Chasing the stardom will turn you to a maniac
All the way in Hollywood and I can't even act
They pull the cameras out, and God damn, he snap
I used to want this thing forever, you can have it back

[Hook]

[Verse 3 - Lil Wayne]
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
Hop up in my car and told my chauffeur "to the top"
Life is such a f*cking 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 wanna hear that thing talk
Let the king talk, check the price and pay attention
Lil Wayne, that's what they gotta 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
My foot's sleeping on the gas
No brake pads, no such thing as last, uh

[Hook]

[Verse 4 - Eminem]
There they go
Packing stadiums as Shady spits his flow
Nuts they go
Macadamia, they go so ballistic, whoa
He can make them look like bozos
He's wondering if he should spit this slow
F*ck no! Go for broke
This cup just runneth over, oh no
He ain't had him a real buzz like this
Since the last time that he overdosed
They been waiting patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose
Back into the game and they know
Rap will never be same as before
Bashing in the brains of these hoes
And establishing the name as he goes
The passion in 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 talking about when we riot
You dealing with a few true villains
Who stand inside of a booth, truth spilling
And spit true feelings until our tooth fillings
Come flying outta our mouths, now rewind it
Pay back motherf*cker for the way that you doubted me, how's it taste?
When I slap the taste outta your mouth
With the bass so loud that it shakes the place
I'm Hannibal Lecter, so just in case you're thinking of saving face
You ain't gonna have no face to save by the time I'm through with this place, so Drake

[Hook - Drake]
It may not mean nothing to y'all
But understand nothing was done for me
So I don't plan on stopping at all
I want this sh*t forever mane
I'm shutting sh*t down in the mall
And telling every girl she the one for me
And I ain't even planning to call
I want this sh*t forever mane

Song facts

"Forever" is a single by rapper Drake. The song features verses by rappers Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. The song is released as a single from the soundtrack to LeBron James's More Than a Game documentary.

The song was also put on the re-release of Eminem's album Relapse called Relapse: Refill. Eminem performed his verse of the song at the American Music Awards of 2009. Drake performed the song with Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

"Forever" paints a 4-part chronological portrait of the career of a rapper:

Drake is young and hungry, eager to be successful and famous for a long time, and bragging about his success so far in spite of haters and record labels who wouldn't sign him.

Kanye is at the top of the game, but sick of the drawbacks of fame — the paparazzi, the hangers-on, etc.

Lil Wayne is also at the top of the game and wants to stay there, which he figures he can do pretty easily if he keeps doing what he's doing.

Eminem's recent album Relapse came out almost 5 years after the release of his previous album. During that time he suffered from chronic depression, succumbed to numerous drug problems, and fell off the rap map. Eminem is back and hungry to prove himself again. He does so by killing 3 of the hottest rappers in the game on this song with a masterful verse.

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