[Blue Ivy Carter:] Daddy, what's a will? [Verse 1:] Take those moneys and spread 'cross families, My sisters, Hattie and Lou, the nephews, cousins and TT, Eric, the rest to B for whatever she wants to do. She might start an institute, She might put poor kids through school, My stake in Roc Nation should go to you, Leave a piece for your siblings to give to their children too. TIDAL, the champagne, D'USSÉ, I'd like to see A nice peace-fund ideas from people, who look like we. We gon' start a society within a society, That's major, just like the Negro League, There was a time America wouldn't let us ball, Those times are now back, just now called AfroTech. Generational wealth, that's the key, My parents ain't have shit, so that shift started with me, My mom took her money, she bought me bonds, That was the sweetest thing of all time, uh. [Chorus:] Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy, Black excellence, baby, you gon' let 'em see! Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy, Black excellency, baby, let 'em see! [Verse 2:] I've been like listenin' to Wu-Tang and niggas like, "Your seed married his seed, married my seed..." That's how we keep Carter money all in the family. You see, my father, son of a preacher man, Whose daughter couldn't escape the reach of the preacher's hand, That charge of energy set all the Carters back, It took all these years to get to zero in fact. I hated religion 'cause here was this Christian, He was preachin' Sundays, versus how he was livin' Monday, Someday I forgive him, 'Cause strangely our division led to multiple religions, I studied Muslim, Buddhist, and Christians, And I was runnin' from Him, He was givin' me wisdom. See how the universe works? It takes my hurt and help me find more of myself, It's a gift and a curse, That's called the red queens race. [Bridge:] You run this hard just to stay in place, Keep up the pace, baby! Keep up the pace, You run this hard just to stay in place. [Chorus:] Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy, Black excellence, baby, you gon' let 'em see! Legacy, legacy, legacy, legacy, Black excellency, baby, let 'em see! [Donny Hathaway:] Day, someday, someday we'll all, Someday we'll all be free!
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