‘World On Fire’: PBS Acquires BBC Helen Hunt & Sean Bean Drama – TCA

World On Fire was developed by Mammoth’s Creative Director Rebecca Keane and executive produced by Bowker, Damien Timmer, and Helen Ziegler for Mammoth Screen, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece. The Series Producer is Chris Clough. Adam Smith (Trespass Against Us) is directing episodes one and two, Thomas Napper (Jawbone) is directing episode three, Chanya Button (Burn Burn Burn) is directing episodes five and six, and Andy Wilson (Unforgotten) is directing episodes four and seven.
It stars Hunt as a “complicated” war correspondent as well as Sean Bean Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women) and Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom), Polish Academy Award-winner Zofia Wichłacz (Warsaw 44) and Brian J. Smith (Sense8) along with Parker Sawyers (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Tomasz Kot (Cold War), Bruno Alexander (Eden), Johannes Zeiler (Faust) and Eugénie Derouand (Genius).
From the siege of Warsaw, to Dunkirk, the fall of Paris and the battle of Britain, here is an epic story told on a human scale, with a truly international cast.”” /> A drama that pieces together World War II with Pete Bowker’s characteristic irreverence and humanity, tracing the connections between allies and enemies, and the huge battles we thought we knew. Damien Timmer, Mammoth Screen Managing Director, added, “We’re thrilled by the talent and breadth of the incredible cast and production team that have come together to tell this extraordinary story.
The drama is written by The A Word’s Peter Bowker; it is a multi-stranded drama that looks at World War II through the eyes of ordinary people from all sides of the conflict. The first seven-episode season will follow the first year of the war, starting with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ending with the Battle of Britain.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment handles global distribution for World on Fire.
PBS has acquired Helen Hunt-fronted British drama World on Fire. The public broadcaster will air the BBC series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Screen on its Masterpiece strand.
The announcement was made by Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton at the TCA summer press tour.
Our colleagues at Mammoth Screen and the BBC are just the right people to tell this story.” World on Fire follows the fates of five characters – from England, France, Germany, Poland, and America – as their stories weave in and out of each other’s. Eaton said, “At the very heart of any war are the families affected by it. Love, death, heroism, and forgiveness bind them together as the world changes around them.

Netflix Earnings Letter Takes On Streaming Rivals, Loss Of ‘Friends,’ ‘The Office’

The company's quarterly letter to shareholders included several assertions that the company is well-positioned despite an onslaught of new rivals coming later this year and in 2020.
The innovation of streaming services is also drawing consumers to shift more and more from linear television to streaming entertainment." "Over the next 12 months, Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia, NBCU and others are joining Hulu, Amazon, BBC, Hotstar, YouTube, Netflix, and many others in offering streaming entertainment," the letter noted. "The competition for winning consumers’ relaxation time is fierce for all companies and great for consumers.
Losing popular shows like Friends and The Office to WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal, respectively, won't harm the company's long-term prospects, the letter added. Not having to pay hundreds of millions to retain off-net sitcoms also means the company can invest in more originals. The push toward originals and away from licensed fare has been under way "for many years," Netflix's letter said.
The company also rebuffed the oft-speculated notion that it might consider implementing an ad-supported tier in order to shore up its finances.
"From what we’ve seen in the past when we drop strong catalog content (Starz and Epix with Sony, Disney, and Paramount films, or 2nd run series from Fox, for example) our members shift over to enjoying our other great content." "We don’t have material viewing concentration as even our largest titles (that are watched by millions of members) account for only a low single digit percentage of streaming hours," the letter said.
Even so, the company sees plenty of room for improvement, given that it accounts for 10% of total customers' total TV time.
subscriber trends in the period, sent the stock down sharply after hours and raised more questions about the competitive landscape. But Wednesday's glaring miss of subscriber targets, and the complete flattening of U.S. Netflix's second-quarter results have historically been softer than in other periods.
We believe we will have a more valuable business in the long term by staying out of competing for ad revenue and instead entirely focusing on competing for viewer satisfaction."” /> "That remains a deep part of our brand proposition; when you read speculation that we are moving into selling advertising, be confident that this is false. "We, like HBO, are advertising free," the company said.

‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’: Cheeky Hamsters & Drones Lead Wildlife Tentpole As AMC Networks Eyes Originals For Micro-Net Project Awe – Banff

Series Producer Scott Alexander said the show was designed to capture the essence of each continent. "This series is a story we haven’t told before; we’ve never told a story continent by continent, which I thought was quite remarkable.”
Seven Worlds, One Planet tells the story of the planet’s spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. This series will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.
“We actually crashed a lot of them. She added that the drones had a habit of crashing. There’s always the risk of pushing it too far… it was never at the cost of animal, it was usually just going in to the side of a mountain,” she added.
The session marked the world exclusive of clips from the series with the audience getting to see moments including a cheeky wild hamster in Vienna, an endangered rhino and how they shot the series using cutting-edge drone technology.
The show is a co-production between the BBC, BBC America, China’s CCTV, Chinese digital platform Tencent, Germany’s ZDF and France Télévisions and will air next year. BBC America is also the first window platform and exclusive linear home for the series, which will also be one of the landmark shows on BBC America’s forthcoming “micro-net” Project Awe.
BBC America showcased its forthcoming wildlife tentpole series Seven Worlds, One Planet for the first-time at a Deadline-moderated session at Banff with the creative team and AMC Networks Entertainment President Sarah Barnett.
Seven Worlds, One Planet airs in 2020.” />
The super strand will launch towards the end of the year and will feature for 24 hours every Saturday. It will feature 2,000 hours of library wildlife programming including Planet Earth and Blue Planet and comes after BBC set a five year deal with BBC Studios to be the exclusive linear home to these programs.
Series Producer Scott Alexander and Producer Kiri Cashell lifted the lid on how they made the seven-part David Attenborough-narrated series, while Barnett opened up about the Planet franchise and also revealed that BBC America’s forthcoming micro-net will commission original programming.
Barnett said that these shows were a franchise in a similar way to The Walking Dead. “The reason why certain shows become a franchise or a universe, not just because there’s great storytelling but because they have something profound in essence to say about what it is to be human.”
He revealed that the teams were diving to capture the fish and they brought home more than they expected to. He talked about filming Africa’s rift valley, which runs nearly the length of the continent that is home to over a 1,000 species of cichlid fish. “The team was out diving and had amazing sequences but they managed to unfortunately come back with their own parasites. They will live to film another day,” he said.
“The work that the BBC Natural History Unit has been doing for the past 60 years is truly world class, no one comes even close. We are really bloody proud to have it.” She added that she believed wildlife programming was going through a “renaissance”, leading to increased competition from the likes of Discovery, which signed its own digital deal with the BBC, as well as Netflix, which recently launched David Attenborough’s Our Planet. “I don’t blame other players and other companies for having their eyes on this type of content,” she said.
“You get to know them, they’re like people, they each have completely different personalities,” she added. Cashell, who has worked at the BBC’s Natural History Unit for around ten years and is now working on Planet Earth III, discussed filming wild hamsters in a graveyard in Vienna, including a particularly naughty one called Granny, who she called the “star of the show”.
What we were seeing that the animals just tolerated them, it was absolutely amazing.” “The cool thing was that the director was not only able to get these new perspectives, shots you couldn’t have got with a chopper, but it was actually interesting to see how the animals reacted to the drones. Cashell was also one of the registered drone pilots as the show used a lot of new technology to capture stories.
Barnett also revealed that Project Awe, the working title as a result of trademark issues, will also commission original series. “It will have its own feel and every quarter will have its own tentpole. We will commission; we’ll buy a lot of library content and we’ll also have some commissions that we’ll be announcing. We think this type of programming is impervious to the kind of consumer patterns that we’re seeing and we think there will be an audience for it.”

Sister Wendy Beckett Dies: Hermetic Nun-Turned-BBC Documentary Star Was 88

Audiences then and going forward were fascinated by her human tales that brought art to life — though critics were less kind. The miniseries in which she talked about museums in England and Scotland drew 3.5 million viewers. The art historian followed up with Sister Wendy's Odyssey the mext year, which built on her unlikely stardom.
That 1997 series took her 30,000 miles through Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. It also aired Stateside. Sister Wendy continued to do eponymous TV series into her 80s, marked by perhaps her most ambitious program, Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting. to talk about works ranging from prehistoric cave paintings to Picasso and Pop Art.
That is until producer Nicholas Rossiter got Sister Wendy to talk about the paintings in Britain's National Gallery for a 1991 BBC documentary. She was living a hermit's life in a windowless trailer at an English monastery, praying for hours upon hours and venturing outside only for Mass and to get books from a mobile library. She and Moving Art were an instant hit.
She was 88. Sister Wendy Beckett, a cloistered nun with a mandate of self-denial who became a BBC documentary star almost by accident while in her 60s, died Wednesday in East Harling, England.
Along with leading a dozen documentaries, she also authored more than two dozen books.” />

Angelina Jolie To Guest Edit BBC Radio 4 News & Current Affairs Programme ‘Today’

Last year’s Christmas guest editor line-up included Prince Harry, while actress Carey Mulligan hosted an episode in 2016. Other guest editors this year include historian Andrew Roberts, Lastminute.com co-founder Martha Lane Fox, novelist Kamila Shamsie and feminist blogger Chidera Eggerue.
The UK broadcaster often invites celebrities and well known public figures to guest edit the Radio 4 show over the Christmas holiday period. Jolie will serve as guest editor on 28 December.
The Oscar-winning actress and UN Special Envoy, known for her work with refugees, is expected to invite a series of guests – including refugees and survivors of conflict – to discuss the global refugee crisis and solutions to violence against women in war zones.
A spokesperson for Jolie told the BBC she has already begun working with the Today programme team, saying the actress was "grateful for this opportunity to draw on the BBC's global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time."
Angelina Jolie is to guest edit one of the UK's flagship news and current affairs programmes, BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
The BBC's Christmas radio programming this year will include Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi and Natalie Dormer  in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology while Iggy Pop, Cillian Murphy and Nadine Shah will present Christmas shows on 6Music.” />

‘Wrong Mans’ Exec Producer Myfanwy Moore Joins Endemol Shine-Owned ‘Bounty Hunters’ Producer Tiger Aspect

Most recently, Moore was BBC’s Controller of Comedy Production, where she worked across series including the James Corden-fronted comedy, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Upstart Crow, W1A, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Inside No 9 and the development of This Country and Good Omens.
The move is the first major hire for the company, which makes series including Jack Whitehall’s Bounty Hunters for Sky, since it appointed former BBC Three chief Damian Kavanagh as boss, taking up his position in the new year.
She will oversee all comedy production for the indie, which is set to close its spin-off comedy label Cave Bear, the comedy label set up by ex-Tiger chief Ben Cavey, following his departure to Netflix. That division will be folded into the wider business and will now be an enlarged team including Creative Director Pippa Brown, Director of Development Arnold Widdowson, and Development Producers Amy Annette, Katie Churchill and David Simpson reporting to Moore.
Endemol Shine-owned UK producer Tiger Aspect has hired former BBC comedy exec and Wrong Mans producer Myfanwy Moore to bolster its laughing business.
Her first project is Hitmen for Sky, which stars former Great British Bake Off hosts Mel & Sue.
We are thrilled to have her running Tiger’s new comedy unit, and working alongside Damian, I’m really excited about the next generation of Tiger comedy.” She is so well respected in her field, by talent and broadcasters alike, and her list of credits read like a Who’s Who of British comedy. Richard Johnston, CEO Endemol Shine UK, said, “Think of your favourite comedy show of the past decade and chances are Myf will have had a hand in it.
Moore added, “I’m thrilled to be part of Tiger Aspect and to be working with such a talented team. The company has made many of my favourite comedy shows over the years and I’m looking forward to making some favourites for the future.”” />

HBO Boards ‘His Dark Materials’ BBC Series Based On Philip Pullman’s Books

Serafina believes that Lyra is the answer to the witch prophecy that will change the course of destiny. Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, queen of the Lake Enara clan, a 300-year-old witch with ties to the gyptians.
Mat Fraser as Raymond van Gerrit, a gyptian who joins the fight for the missing children but knows it will push their resources and capabilities to their limits, and worries that John Faa is getting them into a fight they cannot win.
Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Hooper, it is based on Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction. His Dark Materials, which stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda, is believed to be one of the biggest in scope and most expensive British dramas to date.
Geoff Bell as Jack Verhoeven, a gyptian who is relied upon and trusted in a fight, but who has a chip on his shoulder because of the way that gyptians are treated by the rest of society.
Lucian Msamati as John Faa, a plain-speaking warrior and king of the Western gyptians, a close-knit, nomadic and honourable people. John Faa leads a band of brave fighters to action when it becomes clear that the governing forces of their world will not help them get their missing children back.
Where Lyra is a natural liar, Roger is naturally honest and kind. Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, the 12-year-old kitchen boy of Jordan College and Lyra’s best friend. Roger often acts as Lyra’s moral compass.
The deal was struck by BBC Studios Distribution and Endeavor, which co-repped North American rights with the sales arm of the BBC.
Coulter always needs to be in control; but her motivations are rarely as they seem. Intelligent and manipulative, Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic woman whose origins hold many secrets, and who has gained power in a patriarchal society against the odds. Ruth Wilson as Mrs.
Simon Manyonda as Benjamin de Ruyter, a gyptian and talented spy driven to find the whereabouts of the missing children.” />
Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, an aeronaut-for-hire who can keep his head in a crisis, although he is often getting himself embroiled in trouble.
Executive Producing the series are Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf, Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema, and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger – BBC One
Here are detailed character descriptions for the series' expansive cast:
The cast of the drama, which started filming earlier this month in Cardiff at Wolf Studios Wales, also includes Anne-Marie Duff, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare, Will Keen, father of young lead Dafne Keen, Ian Gelder, Georgina Campbell, Lucian Msamati, James Cosmo, Ruta Gedmintas, Mat Fraser, Geoff Bell, Simon Manyonda as well as young actors Lewin Lloyd, Daniel Frogson and Tyler Howitt.
James McAvoy as Lord Asriel Belacqua, a brilliant scholar and a fearless explorer. Asriel is one of few who dare to undermine the powerful forces of Lyra’s world. His ambition is limitless and he will stop at nothing to achieve his ends.
The remaining directors of Season two are Dawn Shadforth (Episode 3), Otto Bathhurst (Episodes 4 & 5), Euros Lyn (Episode 6) and Jamie Childs (Episodes 7 & 8). Hooper is lead director of the big-budget adaptation and is helming the first two episodes.
As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets a determined and courageous boy called Will. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Together they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living—and the dead— in their hands. The first season of His Dark Materials follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world.
Tony has a gruff teenage exterior as he tries to step into adult shoes, but is also brave and kind. Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa, the eldest son of the gyptian Ma Costa. At 15 years old, Tony’s daemon has just settled, marking him as having come of age.
He is a brave fighter with an extraordinary past. As an elder member of the community, Coram brings knowledge and wisdom to the gyptians. James Cosmo as Farder Coram, a gyptian and key advisor to John Faa.
Georgina Campbell as Adèle Starminster, a bright and inquisitive journalist who seeks to uncover the truth about the mysterious Mrs Coulter.
The disappearance of her youngest son Billy is the latest of an increasing number of missing children, and acts as a call to action for the gyptian people to find and rescue them. Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, a fiercely maternal, high-ranking gyptian.
Will Keen as Father MacPhail, a high-ranking member of the Magisterium whose belief is so unwavering that he will preserve its position at any cost.
A natural and adept liar, Lyra learns the value of honesty and lies when she becomes the owner of an extraordinary instrument that can tell the truth. We meet Lyra as an orphan, having been raised in the sanctuary of Oxford’s illustrious Jordan College. Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, an adventure-seeking 13-year old from a world that is both like and unlike our own. Lyra is desperate to explore with her brilliant Uncle Asriel, until the fates intervene and she ends up on a thrilling and perilous journey of her own.
Ariyon Bakare as Carlo Boreal, an authoritative political figure who works with the Magisterium, but keeps many secrets and knows which ears to whisper into to achieve power.
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has come on board as co-producer and distributor of the BBC fantasy drama series His Dark Materials. Additionally, HBO has acquired the worldwide rights to the series outside of the UK. HBO has partnered with BBC, Bad Wolf, in which HBO owns a small stake, and New Line Cinema to co-produce the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, which has an order for two eight-episode seasons from the BBC, as revealed by Deadline yesterday.
Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa, the youngest son of gyptian Ma Costa.
Ian Gelder as Charles the Librarian, a learned man and counsel to the Master of Jordan College, who helps to care for Lyra.
Clarke Peters as The Master of Jordan College, a man who understands politics and is Lyra’s guardian as she grows up in Oxford.

‘Stranger Things’ Star Charlie Heaton To Play Joseph Merrick In BBC Drama ‘The Elephant Man’

This is such a special role and a challenge for any actor. Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers in Netflix smash Stranger Things and recently wrapped on 2019 Marvel pic The New Mutants, said, “I’m extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to take on the portrayal of Joseph Merrick in the BBC’s adaption of The Elephant Man. Joseph has such an incredible story and I can’t wait to go on this journey and bring him to life.”
Among the many performers to portray Merrick have been David Schofield, David Bowie, Mark Hamill, and most recently Bradley Cooper in his West End theatre debut. In 1980, David Lynch famously directed John Hurt in a haunting classic which won BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Actor and scored eight Oscar noms.
The 2×90 minute drama bio-pic, from The Missing and Requiem producer New Pictures, will chart Merrick's extraordinary story from his working-class beginnings in Leicestershire, through the work-houses, music halls and freak shows that punctuated 19th Century culture to his time at the London Hospital and his friendship with Dr Frederick Treves.
all3media will handle international distribution and is associate producer. Producer is Tom Mullens (Poldark). Executive producers are Elaine Pyke and Charlie Pattinson for New Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for BBC. Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and written by Neil McKay (Moorside), the series will be directed by Richard Laxton (Mum).
Born in the UK city of Leicester in 1862, at the age of five he began to develop physical deformities to his skin, face, arms and feet. He met Treves in 1884, after the doctor had witnessed Merrick being exhibited in a shop across the road from the London Hospital. Seeking to escape the workhouse several years later, Merrick found his way into a human oddities show in London where he was exhibited as 'The Elephant Man'. Treves brought Merrick to the hospital where he lived until his death in 1890, aged 27. The iconic Merrick has been the subject of countless medical studies, screen and stage performances. When he was 11, his mother died from bronchopneumonia, his father soon remarried and by 17 he was a resident of the workhouse after his relationship with his father deteriorated.
EXCLUSIVE: Stranger Things breakout Charlie Heaton is to star as Joseph Merrick in new two-part BBC One drama The Elephant Man, I can reveal.
The series will be filmed in Wales with transmission due next year with additional casting under way.
Neil McKay’s beautiful script captures this extraordinary story and we are thrilled that Charlie Heaton is going to play Joseph."” /> Pyke, executive producer for New Pictures, added, “Joseph’s determination to be his own man, to earn a living, to find a sense of freedom and to express himself is inspiring to all.

Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Linus Roache & Timothy Spall Lead BBC Two Cold War Drama ‘Summer Of Rockets’

Executive producer Flint, a long-time collaborator with Poliakoff on productions such as Close To The Enemy, Shooting The Past and Perfect Strangers, says: "This piece set in 1958, is hinged at the pivotal point of world history where the past and future are pulling in equal strength and human beings, young and old have little control over the eventual outcome.”
Further casting includes Greg Austin, Jordan Coulson, Matthew James Thomas and Fode Simbo. Hawes is pictured left in the drama. Rounding out cast are Lily Sacofsky (Bancroft) as Samuel’s daughter Hannah; Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street) as his wife Miriam; Gary Beadle (Grantchester) as his right-hand man Courtney; Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty) as Field; Ronald Pickup (The Crown) as Walter and Rose Ayling-Ellis (Reverberations) as Hannah’s friend Esther.
Turner) have been set to star in writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's (Dancing On The Edge) semi-autobiographical BBC Two drama Summer Of Rockets, which is now underway. EXCLUSIVE: Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Keeley Hades (Line Of Duty), Linus Roache (Homeland) and Timothy Spall (Mr.
It’s been a while.” Keeley Hawes said: “I have wanted to work with Stephen for years, so I’m delighted to be part of such a wonderful cast, and can’t wait to spend the summer with them all.” ” /> Stephens added: “It’s great to be working with Stephen Poliakoff again after such a long time. It’s also good to be filming something back home in the UK for the BBC. I loved working with him on Perfect Strangers; he’s such a unique and original voice in British television.
It is not his inventions the operatives require, however. Writer-director Poliakoff's Russian-born father was a naturalised British electronics engineer, inventor and businessman. Instead Samuel is tasked with the secret mission of obtaining information about his charming, newly acquired friends Kathleen (Hawes, pictured left in a first look of the drama) and her husband Richard Shaw MP (Roache) through whom Samuel also meets the impressive Lord Arthur Wallington (Spall).
Filming has begun in and around London and Oxford. The drama was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and will be distributed internationally by BBC Studios. Helen Flint (Patrick Melrose) will executive produce for Little Island Productions and Lucy Richer for the BBC.
The series follows Samuel (Stephens, pictured left in a first look at the drama), a 40-something Russian Jewish émigré, inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids, whose clients include former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. The drama follows Samuel and his family, wife Miriam and children Hannah and Sasha, as he is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work.
The six-part series (6×60) is set in the UK during the Cold War period of the late 1950s, a time when the UK, like much of the world, was dealing with the threat of international espionage and nuclear armageddon.

Curren$y – Been Real

Landed with my duffle in hand
Working out a plan
Hustle not a scam
Struggle of a man
Tryna get to it
Southern supplier of real music
Trill shit evoke…

[Verse 1]
Landed with my duffle in hand
Working out a plan
A hustle not a scam
This the struggle of a man tryna get to it
Southern supplier of real music
Trill shit evoke feeling when you listen to it
Only trueness if ever I spoke
It was a million dollar quote if ever I wrote
Papered up, but i’m still feeling broke
Ran 100 miles still got plenty more to go
Terrace overlooking the seashore
Left side of my walk-in closet look like the BBC store
Lifestyle goals, this is something you should reach for
High as the stars because we on my nigga
Drug dealer cars we gettin’ country club homes we living
Looking like a PGA champion
Crib made out, I’m stoned in the governor’s mansion
Tryna put a little dope in the game
Put some pure in your veins
Help you maintain and stay sane
Sharpen yo knives and carve your own lane
Never let that money make you change
A Gangster gets his money and remains

I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how that shit feel
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how this shit
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live

[Verse 2]
Outside the chicken spot in that Starship Rolls
With the kamikaze doors
Discussin the hard from the last score
As the world revolves slow
We livin fast, runnin through that cash
Cause any minute can be our last
So we live it up, pop a bottle lift your glass
This is us, the team that never switched up
To the script, memorized that bitch
Y’all was tryna be too slick
You end up lying in shit
See this a dog eat dog world
You get fleas you get bit
Tryna live free in the streets, might get hit
This is for those who wanna thrive, not just exist
To survive and surpass all the shit
Ferraris and a bad bitch, pillow-top mattress
Daydreamin about paper advancement
Gettin up, gettin to it, really puttin the plan in action
The result is the boss smokin gas, mashin
On the interstate blazin’ reminiscin laughin
Smilin at all memories, even the bad ones
Cause at least we had em
Some of us made it, some of us immortalized in murals
Lookin to the pavement
Candles in the spot homie was slayed in
I shed a tear with my top down it was rainin


I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how that shit feel
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
That ain’t how you niggas live
I ain’t always had that paper but I been real
You don’t know how this shit feel
That ain’t how you niggas live

Curren$y – Who Styled Ya Lyrics

From now on let’s just keep everything
Welcome To The Winner’s Circle nigga
Thou shall not front on real shit
Or he’ll face a thousand deaths from this the spit vicious
I go hard like concrete floors
Make bitches legs open like Lambo doors
Up, out
Nigga rich the first season BBC, I’m Mr. Chow
My ghetto chick ordering food she can’t pronounce
Eat in mama, let it stick to your ribs
But no pics, tell your friends ’bout the shit that we did
Cause I can’t have no evidence of me hanging with other chicks
Floating around, wify trying to fight me on some Springer shit
Its Curren$y or you can call me Mr. Clean kicks
My day job consists of business first
The video games, bong hits, and pulling skirts
Vacationing, month long trips, scamper the earth
I’m trying to find what N.E.R.D. was in search of
Was it love?
Not sure
But I know that your man Hot Spitta
Ain’t one of those niggas who
Don’t know how to dress so they swagger jack Jigga
Wait to see him on stage with it
Then they internet shopping till they get it
I saw the same thing happen to me
Niggas laughed at my steez, now they’re wearing DCs
Fashion misfits, I’m fashion gifted
You niggas Boo-boo, find Yogi, crash a picnic