Janelle Monae – Django Jane

This is my palace, champagne in my chalice
I got it all covered like a wedding band
Wondaland, so my alias is Alice
We gon’ start a motherfuckin’ pussy riot
Or we gon’ have to put ’em on a pussy diet
Look at that, I guarantee I got ’em quiet
Look at that, I guarantee they all inspired
A-town, made it out there
Straight out of Kansas City, yeah we made it out there
Celebrated, graduated, made it pass/fail
Sassy, classy, Kool-Aid with the kale
Momma was a G, she was cleanin’ hotels
Poppa was a driver, I was workin’ retail
Kept us in the back of the store
We ain’t hidden no more, moonlit nigga, lit nigga

Already got a Oscar for the casa
Runnin’ down Grammys with the family
Prolly give a Tony to the homies
Prolly get a Emmy dedicated to the
Highly melanated, ArchAndroid orchestrated
Yeah, we highly melanated, ArchAndroid orchestrated

Yeah, Gemini they still jammin’
Box office numbers, and they doin’ outstandin’
Runnin’ outta space in my damn bandwagon
Remember when they used to say I look too mannish
Black girl magic, y’all can’t stand it
Y’all can’t ban it, made out like a bandit
They been trying hard just to make us all vanish
I suggest they put a flag on a whole nother planet

Jane Bond, never Jane Doe
And I Django, never Sambo
Black and white, yeah that’s always been my camo
It’s lookin’ like y’all gon’ need some more ammo
I cut ’em off, I cut ’em off, I cut ’em off like Van Gogh
Now, pan right for the angle
I got away with murder, no Scandal
Cue the violins and the violas

We gave you life, we gave you birth
We gave you God, we gave you Earth
We fem the future, don’t make it worse
You want the world? Well, what’s it worth?
Emoticons, Decepticons, and Autobots
Who twist the plot?
Who shot the sheriff, then fled to Paris
In the darkest hour, spoke truth to power?
Made a fandroid outta yo girlfriend
Let’s get caught downtown in the whirlwind
And paint the city pink, paint the city pink
And tuck the pearls in, just in case the world end

And nigga, down dawg
Nigga move back, take a seat, you were not involved
And hit the mute button
Let the vagina have a monologue
Mansplaining, I fold em like origami
What’s a wave, baby? This a tsunami
For the culture, I kamikaze
I put my life on a life line
If she the G.O.A.T. now, would anybody doubt it?
If she the G.O.A.T. now, would anybody doubt it?
Do anybody got it? Do anybody got it?
I say anybody got it?

L2B – Underrated lyrics

[Verse 1]
Ayo, my punchlines are so dope, got rhymes by the boatload,
A wordsmith, I paint pictures like Van Gogh though,
So I’m taking no chances, got your girl throwin’ glances,
I’m busy in the Vatican, smoking with Pope Francis,
And as clever as me, you will never be.
With this pen I’ve reached a level of genius
That you will never see, killing every beat,
This instrumental right here is in loving memory,
Tell ’em rest in peace.. Capiche?
See it’s the rap phenom, spit lyrical venom,
Like these words dissolve any beat that I speak on.
All these people seem dumber from these mainstream songs,
They’re not learning shit, it’s like Cheech tryin’ to teach Chong
About physics after ripping the bong all week long,
It’s not gon’ happen, seems as if rapping is not your strong suit,
You ought to know I’m a rebel, I’ll do what I want to.

[Hook]
‘Cause I’m better than a lot of you rappers, there I said it.
‘Cause I got the talent, now I want the credit, I’m underrated,
And I know I’ve been away, but I’ve been so frustrated,
I’m gon’ make it so you know my name and won’t forget it,
‘Cause I’m better than a lot of you rappers, there I said it.
‘Cause I got the talent, now I want the credit, I’m underrated,
And I know I’ve been away, but I’ve been so frustrated,
I’m gon’ make it so you know my name and won’t forget it.

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[Verse 2]
Shakespeare said “All the worlds a stage,” but this aint Mamma Mia,
I can make you disappear, got a problem then see ya,
I’m probably with Sia, hanging from a chandelier,
Literally living my vida.. loca, nobody is as crazy as me,
I’m going more hamm than Mia, while I’m rockin’ some Fila,
Me, I’m just out here trying to earn my credit like a Visa,
Took three shots of vodka now I’m leaning like Pisa.
And I’ll admit that some of you flow decent,
But a lot of you rappers pretend,
Me, I do this with ease, like an addict who needs treatment,
I’m ecstatic with the pen, yeah we can friends,
Depending on my mood ’cause I tend to be gone off the deep end.
A mastermind with these sentences, yeah,
You better be on your defense,
‘Cause you don’t get a rewind when I knock you out of sequence.

[Hook]
‘Cause I’m better than a lot of you rappers, there I said it.
‘Cause I got the talent, now I want the credit, I’m underrated,
And I know I’ve been away, but I’ve been so frustrated,
I’m gon’ make it so you know my name and won’t forget it,
‘Cause I’m better than a lot of you rappers, there I said it.
‘Cause I got the talent, now I want the credit, I’m underrated,
And I know I’ve been away, but I’ve been so frustrated,
I’m gon’ make it so you know my name and won’t forget it.

L-2.. B (record scratch)
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L-2.. B (record scratch)
L-2.. B..