Family Business

Kanye West

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kanye West
album: Track 20 in album The College Dropout
release date: 2004-2-10
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Pop Rap/Conscious/Contemporary R&B
length: 4:39
piano: Josh Zandman
mixer: Manny Marroquin
recorded by: Rabeka Tunei
additional: Tarrey Torae, Thomasina Atkins and Thai Jones
composer: Kanye West
instrument arranger: Ken Lewis

Album Information

label: Roc‐A‐Fella Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 602498617397
script: Latin

Cover Art

Kanye West The College Dropout cover art

Lyrics

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This is family business
And this is for my cousin locked down, know the answer's in us
Like a photo of your granny's picture
Super hard on Thanksgiving and Christmas, this can't be right
Somebody please say grace so I can save face
I even made you a plate, soul food, know how Granny do it
When I brought it why had guard have to look all to it?
Who knew that life would move this fast?
And look, tell me you ain't did it, you ain't did it

They don't mean a thing (all, all, all the things)
I tell you that all (all the glitter) I'm waiting for

And this is for everybody standin' with us
Abby, remember when they ain't believe in me?
Now, we gettin' it and we gon' make it
I can't deny it, I'm a straight rider
Grandma, get 'em shook up
I got an Aunt Ruth that can't remember your name
You know that one auntie, you don't want to be rude
And you don't want to stay there 'cause them your worst cousins
Act like you ain't took a bath with your cousins
I'm talkin' 'bout three by the head and three by the leg

Let the sun come out and all the children say
Let the sun come out and all the children say
I woke up early this mornin' with a new state of mind
Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to God
All my *****s from the Chi, that's my family dog
I feel like one day you'll understand me dog
You ain't got to get heated at every house warmin'
Why Uncle Ray and Aunt Shiela always performin'?
Y'all gon' sit down, have a good time this reunion
And act like everything fine and if it isn't

They don't mean a thing (all, all, all the things)
(All the, all the diamond rings, diamond rings)

They don't mean a thing (all, all, all the things)
I tell you that all (all the glitter) I'm waiting for

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 We Don’t Care
  • 3 Graduation Day
  • 4 All Falls Down
  • 5 I’ll Fly Away
  • 6 Spaceship
  • 7 Jesus Walks
  • 8 Never Let Me Down
  • 9 Get Em High
  • 10 Workout Plan
  • 11 The New Workout Plan
  • 12 Slow Jamz
  • 13 Breathe In Breathe Out
  • 14 School Spirit (skit 1)
  • 15 School Spirit
  • 16 School Spirit (skit 2)
  • 17 Lil Jimmy (skit)
  • 18 Two Words
  • 19 Through the Wire
  • 20 Family Business
  • 21 Last Call