Derek Minor Level

[Derek Minor:]

Ah yeah

I know what this is

I already peep game

I can adapt

You stay ready, you don’t gotta get ready, you know what I’m saying

[Lil Bre:]

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

[Derek Minor:]

Whoa whoa, already know what I’m on

Please keep that talking at home

Don’t play with me little boy I’m grown

I don’t really want the fame, I give God all the honor

I’m in all black like T’challa

Turn ya show in to Wakanda

Gimme the beat

Black panther claws I’m a rip that

Sleep on me, sleep on me

I bet it just be a cat nap

I guarantee we gon’ eat, I came up on government cheese

Y’all out here chasing these fans, to me the rap game is a breeze

Level up level up level up

I am my only competitor

God told me shine so I’m glowing up

Way up way up way up way up

I really think that you should come with us

My soul gotta fly

Take off so much I might move to Atlanta

Take off so much I might try join the Migos

Nashville my city

Shout to Stan and Petty

Shout to Bre and Lito

[Lil Bre:]

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

[Byron Juane:]

I been one to tell these people

What I gotta do uh

Sauce, sauce up my plate Is running over

Yeah it’s full, yeah

Uh, I been feeling up lately

Plane taking off Runway

This can only go one way

That’s a ticket that you buy one way

Holding homies that challenge me from the gate, Like uh

That was a speed force

Flash in a dash on my keyboard

Get it? I got it. I been on my level Since 9 and then put in the 7, then add it together

That’s 16 in my 16

I been at it for the wrong things

RMG for a gold ring, It’s a champ thing

Like aye

I been on my way

I been M.I.A

This the only phase

Day one

Lord He reigns, While it rains

Yeah it storms, Yeah it pours

I can’t deal with it no more

Mute that mouth till it go off

All of them words

Don’t match they walk

Cause they like to talk

[Lil Bre:]

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

They like to talk

They like to talk

I got sauce

I’m getting off

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Get up on my level

Derek Minor Loud Music

[Canon:]

Ay this that wild music

That loud music

Start a riot in the crowd music

That jump around and get sweaty

Throw them elbows in they eye music

I’m sweaty, get a towel music

That 8 0 8 shake the ground music

That walk around in that Kroger

Then go act a fool in that aisle music

[Chorus: Canon]

This that track that make you be right down yo block

This that track that make you be right down yo block

Bump bein’ quiet, we too young n wild

Bump bein’ quiet, we too young n wild

[Repeat]

[Canon:]

Ay this that wild music

That loud music

Start a riot in the crowd music

That jump around and get sweaty

Throw them elbows in they eye music

I’m sweaty, get a towel music

That 8 0 8 shake the ground music

That walk around in that Kroger

Then go act a fool in that aisle music

Go ride around with no top boy

Ain’t lookin round for no cops boy

Beat the beat down the block boy

Bump n no tryin to turn it down boy

Summer time it get hot boy

Trip around in my zone boy

I’m Gucci Gucci get loud music

I’m good cousin

I’m gone boy

If your shirt’s still dry you ain’t geeked up

All my potnas wildin’ round here inked up

Ten toes deep you know we linked up

Got the Spirit in us homie, we G’ed up

Y’all know when we act up

E’erybody start actin up

Follow me as I follow Christ

And I saw the King n got jacked up

I’m wild, true dat

Not stupid, foolish

My speakers, I blew dat

And I’m RMG and y’all knew dat

[Chorus: Canon]

[Derek Minor fka PRo:]

Ay this that wild music

That loud music

Bodysurfing that crowd music

Big boned my body type

But I’m that dude that might do it

Elbows, Mutumbo

When I come through y’all better move

My home girls off in there

Messing up they hair do

Now King kong on my bass

Sweat all on my face

I don’t think you should hate,

Homie this ain’t the place

Y’all know what it is, tattooed on my skin,

1 1 to that 6 gone get like this

Beatin right down the block my truck is swervin lanes,

Hangin’ all out the window yellin’ out “unashamed”

Yo momma n em keep lookin at me like he insane

And they might be right, so give me space

Try to put me in a cage ain’t no way to lock me

I done hopped out my grave but I ain’t a zombie

My life is so different and them doors knockin

Bass beatin, bells ringin

You can call it rockin

[Chorus: Canon]

Derek Minor Intro

You wonderin’, how big a empire is he gon’ make?

Just got off a major tour, bet everybody knows his name

Yeah that boy eatin’ better, stackin’ chips, that’s Frito-Lay

You not with Reach no more, so 116 is he okay?

That’s the question that they ask me

I shake they hand and smile and say, “Everything is dandy”

But deep inside sometimes I wish them conversations passed me

And debates about who better, you, Lecrae, or Andy?

Signed this deal, I bet that we can change your life today

I’m no little mermaid, I won’t let you take my voice away

Derek Minor, I’m a Tesla, you can’t gas me man

They promise you the world but don’t deliver like it’s Sunday

All that I know, all that I know

Not gainin’ the world or losin’ my soul, losin’ my soul

When I wanna give up, He tellin’ me go, tellin’ me go

Buildin’ His Kingdom will never get old, never get old

Derek Minor In Spite of All

[Chorus:]

In spite of all your wrongs, my love for you keeps rollin’ strong

[Verse 1:]

Black ski mask, 50 taught him how to ride

Watch him with the.40, call him Kobe, he a shooting guard

Owner of the store, he always be trippin’

So after he do his count, we gon’ catch him slippin’

That’s when he thought in his brain he heard a bang

Then the owner came out with that thang and let ’em rang

He hit the owner in his neck, ended with his death

Panicked, threw the gun in the trash, and then he left

Now he in front of the judge dodging the book

‘Cause sin got no sympathy for killers and these crooks

Uh, gave him life in the clink

Trapped in the pen, he the ink

Contemplated suicide, “I feel like such a fool”

“Is there a heaven for a gangster? Can I be renewed?”

And around that time there was a guard controlling Block 2

Looked in his cell, said “God told me to tell you…”

[Chorus:]

In spite of all your wrongs, my love for you keeps rollin’ strong

[Verse 2:]

Till death do us part, husband and wife

You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours for the rest of my life

Infatuation’s amazing when it’s at very start

But two kids and arguments can pull you far apart

She driftin’, and that dude at work, he listen

He notice her when her hair fly, she lovin’ his attention

A couple lunch dates, they won’t hurt her

“Besides, it ain’t a date if he my co-worker”

That’s how she rationalizes all the lies that she tells

Till them restaurants turn to hotels

And them “uh-ohs” turn to “owells”

She in an affair, but she wanna end it ’cause it ain’t fair

Yeah, she break it off, come home, didn’t tell her husband

He feel broken, betrayed, she gave away her lovin’

But instead of hate, he chose another way

Love her like Christ, he grab her hand and say…

[Chorus:]

In spite of all your wrongs, my love for you keeps growing strong

[Verse 3:]

Deep inside my heart, I’m growing bitter

Not from Kansas City, but I am Chief of sinners

If it seem that I am more supreme than

Anyone, for really bro, I hope you don’t believe that

Like Jeffrey Dahmer, I got skeletons inside my closet

You see everything, ain’t no point in trying to hide it

I sit and wonder at times, I talk to you in my lines

Like I stay on the grind, but feel at times that I’m high

So in these times when I Humpty Dumpty, I fall

Turn my phone off when you call, you mean you still there for me, Lord?

I don’t believe it’s that easy that you would die for this treason

You said you love me, believe it, I ain’t seein’ a reason

Uh, if I was you I would be through with P

And throw him in the Lake of Fire where them demons be

I’m Mr. Magoo, your ways I’ll never see

‘Cause I mess up and you keep tellin’ me…

[Chorus:]

In spite of all your wrongs, my love for you keeps rollin’ strong

Derek Minor Higher

[Verse 1:]

I came in the game stuntin’ on my haters

Who would know I’d be praying for them years later?

Man, was a rider went from being most wanted

To signed to a label whose music is most wanted

Some would say I came up, finally built my name up

You doing pretty good, why you changing everything up?

Let me explain, I’ve been forced through adversity

I’ll school you to the rules, it’s Derek Minor University

(1) Keep God at the center of your plans

(2) Family is important, so be a man

Life is more than whip-whippin’ in the Benz

And if they see you wrong then you better clean the lens

I never planned to be on entertainment

‘Cause my family in the hood, y’all ain’t seein’ the pictures, I’m here to paint it

You lookin’ for that bubblegum candy-coated, I ate it

I gotta keep it real ’cause the truth you can’t replace it

[Hook:]

So climb aboard this plane please let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

There’ll probably be some turbulence but let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

We know who’s in control and I bet he take us higher

Bet he take us higher

Bet he take us higher

PSA Volume 3, let my symphony take you higher

And I’m no longer PRo, introducing Derek Minor

[Verse 2:]

Ok I’m puttin’ on for my city, New Jerus my home boy

You can find me in Chat-town, in Cashville I roam, boy

Shout out to BJ, the mayor of M-Town

RMG, Reach Records, we shut this thing down

What a world that we livin’ in, I’m a let you know about it

Dirty where we work, this time I flow about it

My people going to jail, they ain’t got no hope about it

So I’m screamin’ out Jesus, my faith in his throne around it

116 what I claim, man we sorta like a gang

‘Cause we rep our set proud in the lanes where I stay

Yellin’ God over money, shot the Bizzle in the H

And my name may have changed but the mission’s still the same

The Lord told me he making me something greater

Scales gone from my eyes, I see the Savior

If you don’t like where I’m going, then give me prayer

But I prefer you ride, let’s see where this journey take you

[Hook:]

So climb aboard this plane please let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

There’ll probably be some turbulence but let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

Let me take you higher

We know who’s in control and I bet he take us higher

Bet he take us higher

Bet he take us higher

PSA Volume 3, let my symphony take you higher

And I’m no longer PRo, introducing Derek Minor

Derek Minor IGWT

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

Used to be off of them boats was Africans in ropes

Now what get off of these boats is pounds of coke

Or sex slaves [?] ain’t it sick?

What you prefer? Take your pick

High schools got armed guards ’cause teenagers bear arms

And they’ll crack your head and put that video on World Star

That boy you callin’ a nerd got a bomb off in his backpack

Plan to get revenge and leave a crater where his class at

I saw the sickest thing when Channel 4 News was on

A momma put a two-year-old inside a stove

We look at third worlds and turn up our nose

Got the nerve to tell God we got it on our own

[Hook: Thi’sl]

One nation under God

That’s what we supposed to be, that’s why I’m praying hard

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

Had a cold, so I went to Walgreens

Entered the pharmacy and asked for codeine

Told them I’m a rapper, they laughed and told me to leave

I left with Vitamin C and an itchy throat for weeks

We traded cocaine for mollies, heroin for sizzurp

The devil eatin’ the hood, I think America’s for dessert

The suburbs love rappers, just come to one of our shows

You’ll see Tabitha and Matthew repeating all our flows

While you think she tryna get that tat, but think you wearin’ a snapback

‘Cause culture don’t discriminate and you just thinkin’ it’s black rap

The poor tryna survive, we forgot about the ghetto

Now my hood is famous, and Satan is Geppetto

[Hook: Thi’sl]

To the republic, for which it stands

Please take the government and put it in his hands

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

[Verse 3: Derek Minor]

To all the patriots who died in war bloody, every slave

I lift this country to the Lord and in Jesus’ name I pray

That the gospel rip our heart, and we turn from wicked ways

I know you gave us this country and they takin’ it to date

So listen to me, politician: I’m not talking superstition

It’s the fight and the survival of a nation, and we gon’ need way more than religion

In a tragedy we run to he who gives us hope and then we get up fixedly

But I pray that we forever let America submit to the King so one day we’ll be [?]

[Hook: Thi’sl]

One nation under God

That’s what we supposed to be, that’s why I’m praying hard

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

In God We Trust

I said In God We Trust

To the republic, for which it stands

Please take the government and put it in his hands

Derek Minor Greatness

I came from the bottom of the bottom of the bottom

Southside Yaytown, they used to move work next to mi casa

Mama met the Lord and deep inside she started changing

Moved us to the South so we would have a chance to make it out

I grew up watching her break her back to put food on our table

Worked herself until she almost died, was barely able

It’s where I get my work ethic from

She said, “I see what you been building, please be humble son”

She know just where we came from

They not on tv where we came from

They don’t win no trophies where we came from

From the bottom of the bottom

From the bottom of the bottom

I can’t let my self be blinded by these stage lights

Scared I’ll lose myself in all the hype, call that stage fright

Flying coast to coast and eating things that I can’t pronounce

The homes I grew up in combined fit in where I’m sleeping now

That ain’t why I started, this was passion on the page

Told the Lord, I do this till I die, just for his name

Maybe, that’s why I’m so focused I don’t play no games

If we made off in his image, that must mean we great

If you know where I came from

Said we ain’t have no value where I came from

God was right there where we came from

Even on the bottom of the bottom

On the bottom of the bottom

This is greatness

They wanna know where I be at, my bad, sorry for the wait

I had to re-up with E-1 and make sure the paperwork is straight

Signed the dotted line, got a check, now everything is great

Now, it’s time to get back talking

God in everything you saying

D-boys moving work, and I’m praying for em’ cuz’ they kin to me

I know ex-goons preach now, but they still rocking they gold teeth

People telling me to change up

I’m too real, they can bite me

With content like da-da, probably never fit in this industry

Okay, I reflect greatness

RMG the movement, I ain’t gotta say this

You’ve been patient, now it’s time to break out the cage

We can all get back to the basics

When they know the reason that I’m preaching is Jesus

Alive for him and I’m still killing the beat

It’s the glory up inside of us that I’m affecting

That’s the reason what you’re witnessing is excellence

It’s greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Okay, while we here and I got the mic

Let me go ahead and get some things straight

Reach Records, that’s they business, don’t ask me for no update

Crae’ still my dawg, wish him well

I just talked to him last Monday

But, it’s RMG till I D-I-E, you can put that on my grave

I had to realize what’s inside of me

For all of the people that lied to me

For all of the people that said I would fall off

Oh boy, what a time to be alive

I wrote this for everyone feel like they counted out

You need to look in the mirror and tell yourself

It’s time to be who I am now

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Greatness

Derek Minor Jumpin’

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping, Yeah

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

They ain’t wanna see us shine

They ain’t wanna see us rise

They ain’t wanna give us help

God said help myself

God said what you worried about

Acting like I ain’t got you

Make the moves mane, shoot the shot boy

Guarantee they won’t block it

I been trying to take a dead culture and revive it while the vultures nibble at the skeleton

They just trying to bottle up my melanin

They a kill a prophet to bring profit in

I can’t be taking bait

I see the hook in the pond, ah yeah

I promise I’ll give up this fame

Before I get trapped all in your con, ahh yeah

Where was you when I ain’t have an number 1

Or when I ain’t know where the money coming from

Outta here acting like my day one

You counted me out on day one

I feel like you don’t like the outcome

You count the hours till I’m done

I got family to feed and they looking at me

And I’m looking to God we gone jump jump jump

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Some my family real killers

Some my family dope dealers

I’m just telling all our stories

So the world won’t forget us

In the church they just want me to speak to suburbia

All that ghetto gangsta talk is disturbing us

I’m sorry my past and my present offend you

Ain’t nothing sweet on the menu

Step dad used came home smelling like a trap house

My lil homie from the east blllllllldd got shot down

I will never sell out, y’all can go on keep your budget

I done kept it real from the jump, now we got it jumpin’

They look up to me and they ask how I did it

I tell em it’s God and as God as my witness

I pray that my talent can give away millions

To get rid of ghettos where my people living

Where all of my children get education

And all of my cousins can stop medicating

Gotta keep moving I know we gone make it

Till then enjoy all these classics I’m making, jumpin’

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

Got this whole thing

Jumping, Jumping

But they want us on crutches

Derek Minor Empire

[Verse 1: Derek Minor]

I live my life like I’m a live forever

Like whatever or whenever, just don’t tell me never

I can tell that there’s some people that won’t see me better

But greatness in our DNA, He ain’t made us for failure

Uh, we live our dreams while you sleep walkin’

That sound of destiny too loud so I can’t hear you talkin’

They said, “Minor, we be waiting on that fire often”

I’m tryin’ to cremate a beat, it won’t even see a coffin

Yeah, I bet you think that this that braggin’ flow

Talk about some stuff that you ain’t got, impress the masses flow

That sell your soul, you can buy your home that’s massive flow

Thinkin’ to myself, what’s a mansion to a castle though?

[Hook: Traneshia “Truth” Chiles]

And now You’ve given us a new beginnin’

You placed us high above

And there’s nothin’ that’s bringin’ us down

This is our empire, empire

This is our empire, empire

[Verse 2: Derek Minor]

I see so many problems

The Lord teachin’ me patience, feelin’ like I’m back in college

I’m learnin’ most my issues have to do with economics

But my anger makin’ me wanna go and do trigonomics, true

I’m just tellin’ y’all where I’m at

Tellin’ y’all that I need grace

And I’m still leanin’ on that

[?] worried ’bout me that’s my dog

He think I’m probably gon’ snap

Now I’m talkin’ to God a whole lot lately

I’m findin’ comfort in that

I’m findin’ comfort in that

You said, “Don’t you worry ’bout none of this

[?] none of this

Your work cannot come up with all of this on you

And ain’t no way you won’t become in this

My empire will never run out of nothin’

Cuz I am the one who is fundin’ this

Just do what I told you to do

Give it all that you got and you risin’ above in this”

[Hook]

[Bridge: Derek Minor]

And where we goin’ we won’t need the sun

Cause You gon’ light the whole world with Your love

So shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

They said that we won’t need the sun

Cause You gon’ light the whole world with Your love

So shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

Shine Your light on me

[Hook]

Derek Minor Hold Up

Now pay attention to me mayne

Y’all lucky that I’m not hungry today

I could put your favorite rapper on my plate

But I would be starvin’ an hour later

Cuz nowadays is music lackin’ substance?

Is this the best that we come up with million dollar budgets?

If you trying to hear the dope truth I got the plug then

Get connected to source, I’m shinin’ cuz I’m plugged in

Hold up, wait a minute

Boy you got me messed up!

If you think that I’mma sell my soul to write a check off

I’m just tryna write a verse so sick you need a check up

And tell the homie God is real, so boy you keep your head up!

This that motivation you gon need

At the table with our enemies

Napkin round my neck, and we gon’ eat

It ain’t nothing you can do to me

I was blind but I see now

Lot of people tryna shut us down

But I do it for the Kingdom now

This redemption He gon hold us down!

I say hold up

I been on my business

Talkin’ true like I’m in church, now tell me can I get a witness?

I say hold up

What you see is what you get

And on the real I know they feel it

Cuz I’ve always been authentic

I say hold up

You could never hold us

If you think that we gon fold up

Then I guess you do not know us

I say hold up

You might have to get me going out

Cuz when I’m in it bro you know my teammates with me

I say hold up

I thought I heard you tell me I had to sell out (I’m not for sale)

But I’m still being me on stage at a sell out

What’s the point of being famous if I can’t be the person that I was made to be?

Shining the light of the Lord and a hundred percent Minor?

That’s okay to me

I came up from nothing, I’m leaving with nothing

2000 like Kobe, I shoot at the buzzer

That negative wave, end the discussion

Kill all the hate and not leavin for budgets

And whatever calls, so I gotta ball, what you tryin to say?

I call that bull, and it’s Michael Jordan, watch it fade away

Money and power, money and power

So infatuated, with this

Money and power, money and power

You can’t take it with you homie

Don’t you let it kill you homie

You know I feel you homie

Let’s keep it real homie

Can I keep it real homie?

Some of us not living life we just breathin to death

Knock on the world in your life time then tell me what’s left

One legacy, when I die will y’all still remember me?

I just pray that I’m real as real could be

Show y’all what reflect greatness means

Til then boy

I say hold up

I been on my business

Talkin true like I’m in church now tell me can I get a witness?

I say hold up

What you see is what you get

And on the real I know the feeling it

Cuz I’ve always been authentic

I say hold up

You could never hold us

If you think that we gon fold up

I guess you do not know us

I say hold up

You might have to get me going out

Cuz when I’m in it bro you know my teammates with me

I say hold up

I say hold up

I say hold up

I say hold up