Who Sang My Downfall? The Notorious B.I.G. feat. DMC

DMC Life After Death cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-3-25
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Thug Rap
length: 5:27
producer: Carlos Broady, Nashiem Myrick and Diddy
lead vocals: The Notorious B.I.G.
mixer: Michael Patterson and Diddy
engineer: Steve Jones
recording engineer: Doug Wilson, Stephen Dent and Axel Niehaus
background vocals: Deborah “Portia” Neeley Rolle and Karen Anderson
Hammond organ: Carlos Broady
guest: DMC
additional recording engineer: Lane Craven and Michael Patterson
Lyrics
[phone rings]
[phone rings]
[B.I.G.] Yo
[heavy breathing]
[B.I.G.] Sup hello?
[heavy breathing]
[B.I.G.] Faith?
m_________er [click]
[phone rings]
[B.I.G.] Yo
Kill you m_________er (voice speaking to Biggie is whispering throughout)
[B.I.G.] Hello?
Kill you m_________er
[B.I.G.] [sarcastically] WORD?
I'm gonna get you m_________er you better watch your m_________in back
That's my word n____
[B.I.G.] Get the f___ outta here
Better watch your m_________in abck
[B.I.G.] Watch my back? WORD?
I'm gonna get Biggie, I'm gonna kill Biggie
[B.I.G.] You soft dude, you soft
f___ all you n____z, you all ain't s___
Watch your m_________in back
[B.I.G.] Eat a d___
[click]

Jealousy's a m_________er, you weak jealous m_________ers!
If you a jealous m_________er, you just a weak m_________er!
See when you on top, m_________ers just wanna bring you down!
m_________ers don't even know you, and they don't like you...

[Notorious B.I.G.]
Uhh, I dreams filthy
My moms and pops mixed in with Jamaican Rum and Whiskey
Huh, what a set up
Shoulda pushed em dead off, wipe the sweat off
Uhh, cause in this world I'm debtor, squeeze lead off
Benz sped off, ain't no shook hands in Brook-land
Army fatigue break up teams, the enemies
Look man, you wanna see me locked up, shot up
Moms crotched up over the casket, screamin b______
Cryin, know my friends is lyin
Y'all know who killed im filled im with the lugars from they Rugers
or they Desert, dyin ain't the s___ but it's present
Kinda quiet, watch my n____z bring the riot
Giving cats the opposite of diets
The game lure you down when you die no lie, lazy eye
I was high when they hit me, took a few cats with me
s___, I need the company (uh-huh)
Apoligies in order, to T'Yanna my daughter
If it was up to me you would be with me, sorta like
Daddy Dearest, my vision be the clearest
Silencers so you can't hear it
Competition still fear it, s___ don't ask me
I went from ashy to nasty to classy, and still

[DMC]
That's not all, MC's have the gall
To pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall

[Notorious B.I.G.]
This goes out to cats, fingers in they a__ again
Fifty dollar half-a-men, daydreamin
f___ around get wet like s____, your whole team-and
be more gone than freemen
I took the cream and, moved to new places new faces
f___ the screwfaces, when I flip
I make the papers, dangerous, we Goodfellas
n____z can't bang with us, try to do me
My crew be unruly (what)
To old school cats that call gats toolies
Call blacks moolies, think it's cool to smoke woolies
And f___ without rubbers (what) specialize
in killin wives and grandmothers, who ya trustin, s___
When Frank start bustin, Frank start somethin
Killin ya gently, God meant me, to push a Bentley
Me and Sean Combs takin broads home
On the phone with the chip, these Cristal chips
bought to make our own p___o flicks, my life's the s___

[DMC]
That's not all, MC's have the gall
To pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall

That's not all, MC's have the gall
To pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall

[Notorious B.I.G.]
We used to hold the gold, now we floss with diamonds
n____z want my team to stop shinin
Pray my fame start declinin
Windin night girlies
We been around the world twice, moats that'll smoke ice
in moonlights, sacrifice your heart
Lexus with the automatic start (what)
Fifty shots'll tear your club apart
Eatin shrimp outta cars, with some b____es from Brussels
Eatin clams or mussels
Uhh, out the puss (what) pretty face no waist
I just want the bush, so I can mack you
Give her a package to push, cause I work dem hoes
Den dey hoes, I show you how to play them hoes
Can you just visualize it
Before I go to sleep I check the beds and the closet
so I can sleep safe, not too many people mill in the briefcase
Infrareds help me sleep safe, but wait

[DMC]
That's not all, MC's have the gall
To pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall

Y'all m_________ers live off of negativity
What y'all n____z need to get through your m_________in heads
Is that, y'all f___in with some n____z that's on a higher
m_________in level -- we don't give a f___
About what you think about less how you feel about us
What you got to say about us
We gon keep doin our m_________in thing
From now till the year three thousand b____es!
You can't breathe, you can't sleep, you can't eat
without thinkin about us!
Without thinkin about us to the end!
We gonna kill you heartless m_________ers!

[DMC]
That's not all, MC's have the gall
To pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall
Pray and pray for my downfall

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Life After Death (intro)
  • 2 Somebody’s Gotta Die
  • 3 Hypnotize
  • 4 Kick In the Door
  • 5 Fuck You Tonight
  • 6 Last Day
  • 7 I Love the Dough
  • 8 What’s Beef?
  • 9 B.I.G. (interlude)
  • 10 Mo Money Mo Problems
  • 11 Niggas Bleed
  • 12 I Got a Story to Tell
    CD 2
  • 1 Notorious Thugs
  • 2 Miss U
  • 3 Another
  • 4 Going Back to Cali
  • 5 Ten Crack Commandments
  • 6 Playa Hater
  • 7 Nasty Boy
  • 8 Sky’s the Limit
  • 9 The World Is Filled…
  • 10 My Downfall
  • 11 Long Kiss Goodnight
  • 12 You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)