“Takin’ my hits, writin’ my hits
Writin’ my rhymes, playin’ my mind
This —— job can’t help him
So I quit, y’all welcome
Y’all don’t know my struggle
Y’all can’t match my hustle
You can’t catch my hustle
You can’t fathom my love dude
Lock yourself in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers
That’s a Different World like Cree Summers
I deserve to do these numbers
The kid that made that deserves that Maybach
So many records in my basement
I’m just waitin’ on my spaceship”
This song is dedicated to everyone working a dead-end job (especially retail) and looking for a career and not a job. I used to play this song everytime I got off of work from Macy’s (ironic he’s there in this video). At 4:26 he makes the final celebratory walk from a wack job that we all can’t wait to do.
I think GLC summed it up for me when he said:
“In the mall ’til 12 when my schedule wore headset nine
Puttin’ them pants on shelves
Waitin’ paitently I ask myself
Where I wanna go, where I wanna be
Life is much more than runnin’ in the streets”
Even though this was shot in 2004 it wasn’t released until last year.
Kanye says: I DIRECTED THIS VIDEO FOUR YEARS AGO BUT I WASN’T SATISFIED WITH IT SO I NEVER RELEASED IT. BUT NOW LOOKING BACK AT IT I LIKE IT.
This song sampled Marvin Gaye’s classic “DIstant Lover”