Can You Complete the Lyrics to These Early 2000s Rap Songs?

By: Todd Betzold

Can You Complete the Lyrics to These Early 2000s Rap Songs?
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About This Quiz

Many will argue that the 1990s were the heyday of rap and hip-hop, when rap music was on-point. Some will also say that contemporary rappers and rap music aren't very good and that they just can't measure up to the '90s. I mean, did they forget that the early 2000s happened?

Many people do, as far as rap music goes. However, some of the greatest rap albums of all time were released during this era. You have "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" by 50 Cent and "The College Dropout" by Kanye West. Forget how you feel or think of Kanye now; this album is one of the best, and Yeezy did that.

With some of the rap greats being released in the early 2000s, that means we have some killer lyrics to freestyle. So, we will get things started with a lyric, and you have to finish it. Do you think you can get all these songs right? If you call yourself a true rap fan, then you should be able to. If not, you might need to go back and re-listen to some of the classics. Either way, it's time to celebrate the often-overlooked rap music of the early 2000s.

"If you had one shot, one opportunity / To seize everything you ever wanted / One moment / …"
You own it, you better never let it go
Snap back to reality
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
"Lose Yourself" was one of the biggest rap songs of the decade. Written and recorded by rapper Eminem, the song was featured on the soundtrack for the film "8 Mile." The critically acclaimed song won the rapper a Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and an Oscar for Best Original Song.
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy

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"H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A / For shizzle, my nizzle / Use to dribble down in VA / Was herbing 'em in the home of the Terrapins / …"
Got it dirt cheap for them
"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" is the 2001 song by Jay-Z. The song was featured on his hit album "The Blueprint." The song sampled "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5.
Not guilty, he who does not feel me
Can't leave rap alone, the game needs me
Cops want to knock me, D.A. wants to box me in

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"So take it off like you're home alone / You know, dance in front your mirror while you're on the phone / Checkin' your reflection and tellin' your best friend / …"
I got a friend with a pole in the basement
Came back with somethin' thicker than fittin' in Sasoons
Like, "Girl, I think my butt gettin' big!"
"Hot in Herre" is the popular 2002 song by Nelly. The song is featured on his album "Nellyville." The album was produced by The Neptunes, which includes artist, Pharrell.
It's gettin' hot in herre

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"I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson, I am for real / Never meant to make your daughter cry / …"
All you do is defend that lady when I call you
Me and your daughter got a special thing goin' on
I apologize a trillion times
"Ms. Jackson" is the 2000 song by duo OutKast, comprised of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. The song helped catapult the duo's career and was featured on the 2000 album "Stankonia."
Ten times out of nine, now if I'm lying, find

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"Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story? / Saturday night was at this real wild party / They had the liquor overflowing the cup / …"
About five or six strippers tryin' to work for a buck
These lyrics come from the 2001 song "What Would You Do?" by City High. The song was featured on the soundtrack for the film "Life." The song peaked at number eight in the Billboard Hot 100.
And I took one girl outside with me
Girl, you ain't the only one with a baby
Somewhere smokin' rock now, in and out of lock down

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"Girl, it's easy to love me now / Would you love me if I were down and out? / …"
Need to see you and feel you next to me
Hope you can come up with the answers, babe
I just wanna chill and twist a lot
Would you still have love for me?
50 Cent collaborated with the late Nate Dogg on "21 Questions" in 2003. It charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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"Expression on her face like she ain't got a clue / Then she told me she don't run wit' the crew / You know how I do, but that's just what I gotta do / …"
Three, then comes the four to the five, to the six
Everybody in the club gettin' tipsy
"Tipsy" was a one-hit wonder for J-Kwon back in 2004. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Hands in the air if you cats drunk as me
Now I'm lookin' at shorty right in her eyes

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"How could I forget that I had / Given her an extra key / All this time she was standing there / …"
Creeping with the girl next door
She never took her eyes off me
"It Wasn't Me," featuring RikRok, was released in 2000 and was the first single from Shaggy's album "Hot Shot." The song was actually inspired by a bit from Eddie Murphy's comedy special "Raw."
But she caught me on the counter (It wasn't me)
To be a true player you have to know how to play

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"11 years old, makin' A's and B's / And these lil mamis can't keep they hands off me / If you see me in the street, holla 'What's up, Doc?' / …"
It's like that whodi (You got me crazy)
I'm a little boy but I live a big man's life
I'm the next generation, I came to lock it down
I got a Bugs Bunny chain with a matching watch
"My Baby" was the first and most successful song from Lil' Romeo and was released in 2001. The song samples "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5.

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"This one's for North Carolina! C'mon and raise up / Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand / …"
Spin it like a helicopter
"Raise Up" was a single released in August 2001 by Petey Pablo. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, Pablo released a remix to this song dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attacks.
Runnin' through the school halls
North Carolina! C'mon and raise up
I'm a superstar, bought me a big ol' car

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"Uh shorty, turn it around / Lemme see somethin' / ******' with me for real, it's gone be somethin' / Yea, I'm talkin' lights, camera, action / …"
Lemme put you onto somethin'
So where you headed? Lemme follow that
Had me singin', "I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson"
"Lights, Camera, Action!" was the first and only hit for Mr. Cheeks as a solo artist. The song was released in August 2001 and topped the Billboard R&B charts for one week.
We can do anything that you wanna do

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"It feels good to ya / Let me see how you rock wit' it / Do your thing, come close wit' it / …"
And don't worry 'bout a d*** thing, feels good
"Feels Good (Don't Worry Bout a Thing)" was the only single from Naughty By Nature's sixth album. The song features the R&B group 3LW and made it onto six Billboard charts.
We got that flavor that make your hands clap, toes tap
We make your body like rock to this
C'mon and stroll with us

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"I need a girl that could stand me, raise me a family / Go to trips at the Lancy, trip to the Grammy's / 'Cause most of these girls be confusin' me / …"
Tiffany, Nancy; that's not what my plans be
That's why I need a girl that be true to me
I find a girl, I'mma keep her
I don't know if they really love me or they usin' me
"I Need A Girl (Part One)" is a song from P. Diddy in collaboration with Usher and Loon. P. Diddy achieved something rare with this song, as both parts of a song become chart hits.

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"Is it worth it? Let me work it / I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it / …"
Give me all your numbers so I can phone ya
Boy, oh boy, it's good to know ya
Ti esrever dna ti pilf, nwod gniht ym tup
"Work It" came from Missy Elliott's fourth studio album and was released in September 2002. If you look at this specific lyric, it's the previous lyric put in reverse, like it states.
Don't I look like a Halle Berry poster?

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"I like the way you do that right thurr (Right thurr) / Swing your hips when you're walkin', let down you're hurr (Let down your hurr) / I like the way you do that right thurr (Right thurr) / …"
Lick your lips when you're talkin', that make me sturr
"Right Thurr" by Chingy was released in 2003. It topped out at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, as Beyonce and Jay-Z kept it from getting that top spot.
I know you popular, but you gon' be famous today
Trick, it's against the law for her to move them hips
I like the way she doin' that (C'mon)

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"Three, six, nine / D***, she fine / Hopin' she can sock it to me one mo' time / Get low, get low / Get low, get low / …"
Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz wit me
And let me see you get low if you want this thug
To the window, to the wall
"Get Low" was released in 2003 and is a song by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, featuring the Ying Yang Twins. In "The Proposal," Sandra Bullock's character raps this song.
Now back, back, back it up

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"When I move, you move (Just like that) / When I move, you move (just like that) / When I move, you move (Just like that) / …"
Pass the bottles, the heat is on
Take note to the brand new dance, like this
H*** yeah! Hey DJ, bring that back!
"Stand Up" is a song by Ludacris featuring Shawnna that was released in 2003, on which Kanye West served as a producer. It was the first song by Ludacris to become number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop songs charts.
I'm lit, and I don't care what no one thinks

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"No matter what I do / All I think about is you / Even when I'm with my boo / …"
She said, you don't know what you mean to me
Boy, you know I'm crazy over you
"Dilemma" was the third single from Nelly's second studio album. It featured Kelly Rowland and was featured on her first solo album.
East coast, I know you're shakin' right
Like a shortstop, pick up everything mami hittin'

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"She said she want some Marvin Gaye, some Luther Vandross / A little Anita will definitely set this party off right / …"
It's good, it's all good, it's beautiful
Baby, come on, go wit me
You ain't know Twista could work it like the Whispers?
Are you gonna be, are you gonna be, are you gonna be
"Slow Jamz" is a song by Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. The song made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 2004, which was the first number-one song for all three artists.

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"Uh / I like it like that / She working that back / I don't know how to act / …"
Your girl up under my arms
Slow motion for me, slow motion for me, slow motion for me, move in slow motion for me
"Slow Motion" is a song by Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim, who died in November 2003. This was the first number-one song for Cash Money Records, but also the first song to reach number one posthumously for an artist under the label.
Got human enough disguise but my face is a doggy
Gotta pour the potion for me

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"I said my ****** don't dance / We just pull up our pants / And do 'da Roc-away / …"
Throw ya hands in da air right now, man!
Kids clappin', luv ta spark da place
Now lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back
"Lean Back" was released in 2004 by the hip-hop group Terror Squad. The song has a club feel to it and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and the R&B charts for more than a month.
As a youngin', I was too much to cope with

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"And if a ***** get an attitude / Pop it like it's hot / Pop it like it's hot / Pop it like it's hot / …"
When the pimp's in the crib ma
When the pigs try to get at you
I got the Rolly on my arm and I'm pouring Chandon
"Drop It Like It's Hot" is a song by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell released in 2004. This was the first number-one song for Snoop Dogg on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was named the most popular Rap Song of the decade by Billboard.
I'm a nice dude, with some nice dreams

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"I'm going down down, baby / Your street in a Range Rover / Street sweeper, baby / Cocked, ready to let it go / Shimmy shimmy cocoa what / Listen to it pound / …"
You can find me in St. Louis rolling on dubs
I'm going down down, baby, your street in a Range Rover
Light it up and take a puff, pass it to me now
"Country Grammar" was the debut single and album from rapper Nelly, released in 2000. The melody and chorus come from the children's clapping game "Down Down Baby."
Smoking on dubs in clubs, blowing up like Cocoa Puffs

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"Now won't you wobble wobble / Let me see you shake it, shake it / Now won't you drop it, drop it / …"
Grab your shorty and let's go
Now when you shake that a**, I get rocked up
Ohh, take it, take it
"Wobble Wobble" debuted in 2000 from the 504 Boyz, which included Master P, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Mac, Magic, Krazy and Mystikal. It was one of the biggest hits for No Limit Records, as it topped the Hot Rap Singles.
I could respect your mind, if you could respect the game

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"Go shorty, it's your birthday / We gonna party like it's your birthday / And we gonna sip Bacardi like it's your birthday / …"
And you know we don't give a **** it's not your birthday
"In Da Club" was released by 50 Cent in 2003 and went on to become his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to win Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards that year.
You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub
So come give me a hug
When I pull up out front, you see the Benz on dubs

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"Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay / Where my dogs at? Bark with me now / …"
And all my girls around the world that love how it's going down say
Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay
"Bow Wow (That's My Name)" was released in 2000 from Lil' Bow Wow featuring Snoop Dogg. This was the second single off Lil' Bow Wow's debut album and the video was named number one on BET's 106 & Park.
What makes it even worse, I'm just getting started
That's why all through the streets

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"Cool, calm, just like my mom / With a couple of Valium inside her palm / It's Mr. Mischief with a trick up his sleeve / …"
I've been to mushroom mountain once or twice, but who's countin'
But nothin' compares to these blue and yellow purple pills
Dumber than Vanilla Ice tryin' to rap again
To roll up on you like Christopher Reeves
"Purple Pills" is a song from rap group D12, which featured a rap verse from Eminem. The song got a radio edit called "Purple Hills."

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"She's leaking! She's soaking wet / She leaking! Soaking wet / …"
Get crunk with it, get loose with it
Shawty crunk on the floor wide open
Shake it like a salt shaker (Shake it like a salt shaker)
"Salt Shaker" is a song released in 2003 from The Ying Yang Twins featuring Lil John and The East Side Boyz. This is the biggest hit for The Ying Yang Twins, as it hit number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Make it work, with your wet T-shirt

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"I got the magic stick / I know if I can hit once, I can hit twice / …"
I got the magic stick
I'm a freak to the core
I hit the baddest chicks
"Magic Stick" is a song performed by rappers Lil' Kim and 50 Cent. There was no physical release or music video done for this song, but it still made it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shorty you don't believe me, then come with me tonight

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"I like the all-white high-top strap with the gum bottom / (Big boy) / There's something 'bout them that's dirty / That's why I got 'em / (Big boy) / I leave 'em strapped and laced and come up out 'em / …"
So I can get to stomping in my Air Force Ones
(Big boy) The last person that touched 'em I been shot 'em
"Air Force Ones" is a song by Nelly, which was released in 2002. The song is about buying Nike Air Force Ones shoes, and the video features athletes Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, D'Marco Farr, Ray Lankford and Ozzie Smith, and hip hop artists Big Tymers and WC.
I like the limited edition to khaki and only green
Red and white with a cardinal cap

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"In my projects, my project thick / In my projects, everybody cooks bricks / In my projects, my projects thick / …"
Don't come to my projects if you ain't wit dis clique
"My Projects" was the first single from Coo Coo Cal's second album "Disturbed." It received a lot of success in the rap world, as it reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles and lead to a remix version with Kurupt and Trick Daddy.
Crimes and rhymes, ya'll, we comin' up
Dawg, my projects got taste
We sportin' five-thousand-dollar drapes

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"I'll take you to the candy shop / I'll let you lick the lollipop / Go 'head, girl, don't you stop / …"
I break it down for you now, baby, it's simple
Keep going 'til you hit the spot, whoa
"Candy Shop" is a song from 50 Cent featuring Olivia. Despite reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100, it got mixed reviews and many compared it to his "Magic Stick" song with Lil' Kim.
You gon' back that thing up, or should I push up on it?
You could have it your way, how do you want it?

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"But I know y'all wanted that 808 / Can you feel that B-A-S-S, bass? / But I know y'all wanted that 808 / Can you feel that B-A-S-S, bass? / …"
I like the way you move
"The Way You Move" is a song by OutKast released in 2003. This was OutKast's third number-one pop single, and it made Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade for the 2000s.
Ready for action, nip it in the bud
Make it sound like aluminum cans in a bag
Let me study how you ride the beat, you big freak

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"Come here, girl / What your name is? / Where you from? / Turn around / Who you came with? / …"
Is that your a** or your momma have reindeer?
"Shake Ya Tailfeather" is a song from rappers Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee that was released in 2003 on the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack. The song made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a duo or group.
I can't explain it but d*** sure glad you came here
Pop something move something, shake ya tail feather
Girl, go and take it low

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"All I want to do is see ya / Bounce with me, bounce with me / Grab a partner, hit the floor / Bounce with me, bounce with me / Some clap, clap, others stomp / …"
But around here we get it crunk when ya bounce with me, bounce with me
"Bounce with Me" was the debut single from Lil' Bow Wow (before he grew up and dropped the Lil'). It was featured in the movie "Bi Momma's House" and the trailer for "Hardball."
Take, take, take it down to the ground with me now
When I turn 16, I'mma call her though
It's the B to the O-W

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