NF – When I Grow Up

WHEN I GROW UP, I WANNA BE A DENTIST WHEN I GROW UP, I WANNA BE A BALLERINA TEACHER WHEN.


WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A DENTIST WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A BALLERINA TEACHER WHEN I GROW UP,
I WANNA BE A POLICE OFFICER WHEN I GROW UP, I WOULD
LIKE TO BE A VETERINARIAN WHEN I GROW UP,
I’M GONNA BE A RAPPER ♪♪♪ ♪ YA, WHEN I GROW UP
YOU KNOW WHAT I WANNA BE ♪ ♪ TAKE A SEAT LET ME TELL
YOU MY RIDICULOUS DREAMS ♪ ♪ I WANNA RAP YEAH I
KNOW IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE ♪ ♪ I CAN TELL YOU’RE ALREADY
THINKIN I WILL NEVER SUCCEED ♪ ♪ BUT I’M OK WITH IT … I
ADMIT THE LYRICS ARE WEAK ♪ ♪ I BEEN WORKIN ON EM
I’LL BE GOOD EVENTUALLY ♪ ♪ I UNDERSTAND YOU GOTTA CRAWL
BEFORE YOU GET TO YOUR FEET ♪ ♪ BUT I BEEN RUNNIN FOR
WHILE THEY AIN’T READY FOR ME ♪ ♪ AHHH ♪ ♪ I KNOW THIS PROLLY
ISN’T REALLY REALISTIC ♪ ♪ AND HONESTLY I MIGHT
NOT EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE ♪ ♪ BUT THAT DON’T
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
I’MA HAVE TO RISK IT ♪ ♪ I BEEN CRUNCHIN NUMBERS YOU
AIN’T GOTTA BE A MATHEMATICIAN ♪ ♪ TO SEE THE ODDS
AIN’T ROOTIN FOR ME ♪ ♪ I CAN’T LIE THOUGH
THAT’S KINDA HOW I LIKE TO BE ♪ ♪ THE UNDERDOG YEAH YOU PROLLY
THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN ♪ ♪ BUT WHAT I’MA SAYIN IS THEY
EVER PUSH ME I’MA GONNA SWING ♪ ♪ YEAH ♪ ♪ I COULD GO TO COLLEGE GET
IN DEBT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE ♪ ♪ GRADUATE AND PROLLY GET A JOB
THAT DOESN’T PAY THE BILLS ♪ ♪ THAT DON’T MAKE A LOT SENSE
TO ME FORGET THE HAPPY MEALS ♪ ♪ I DON’T LIKE THE DOLLAR MENU
I WOULD RATHER MAKE A MEAL ♪ ♪ HUH? ♪ ♪ MAKE A MILL? ♪ ♪ NA I SAID MAKE A MEAL ♪ ♪ HOME COOKIN ♪ ♪ GET THE GRILL HOW
YOU WANT IT PRETTY WELL ♪ ♪ EVERYTHING I SEE IS OVER
DONE TO ME I’M NOT ADELE ♪ ♪ BUT I’MA GET A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ AND SAY HELLO
TO MASS APPEAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE
FAM IN THE WILL (OH YEA)♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA)♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ YA, AYE ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ YA, YA , AYE ♪ ♪ I’MA MAKE UM NOTICE ME ♪ ♪ RHYMIN LIKE IT’S POETRY ♪ ♪ EVERYTHING I OVERSEE ♪ ♪ I JUST LIKE TO OVER THINK ♪ ♪ MOCKING ME YOU PAY THE FEE ♪ ♪ NO RETURN AND NO RECEIPTS ♪ ♪ THOSE OF YOU
THAT DON’T BELIEVE ♪ ♪ QUIET YOU DON’T KNOW A THING ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M TRYN TO SING ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M MAKING BEATS ♪ ♪ QUIET WHEN I’M TRYN TO THINK ♪ ♪ SORRY I DON’T
MEAN TO SCREAM ♪ ♪ I JUST FEEL LIKE NO
ONE REALLY GETS ME, ♪ ♪ AND IT’S SAD TO SEE
CAUSE SOMEDAY I’MA GROW UP ♪ ♪ AND SHOW ALL OF
YOU IT’S MEANT TO BE ♪ ♪ YO ♪ ♪ ANYBODY WANNA HEAR ME RAP ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ C’MON LET ME
PLAY A COUPLE TRACKS ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ C’MON I CAN
SPIT IT REALLY FAST ♪ ♪ NO ♪ ♪ YOU THINK I SHOULD
THROW THIS IN THE TRASH ♪ ♪ NO?!! ♪ ♪ TRICKED YA!!! ♪ ♪ HATERS GO AWAY
BEFORE I HIT YA ♪ ♪ I AM NOT A
BEGGAR OR A KISS UP ♪ ♪ YOU DON’T
UNDERSTAND WELL I FORGIVE YA ♪ ♪ I AM NOT A QUITTER ♪ ♪ YOU AIN’T REALLY
THINK THAT DID YA? ♪ ♪ MAYBE SOMEDAY I COULD
EVEN BE UP ON THE RADIO ♪ ♪ HAVE A TOUR BUS AND MAYBE
EVEN PLAY A COUPLE SHOWS ♪ ♪ EVERYBODY IN THE CROWD
SINGING EVERY WORD I WROTE ♪ ♪ TELLIN ME THAT I AM NOT
THE ONLY ONE THAT FEELS ALONE ♪ ♪ HUH ♪ ♪ YOU FEEL ALONE ♪ ♪ YEAH I KINDA FEEL ALONE ♪ ♪ WONDER IF THAT FEELIN EVER
GOES AWAY WHEN YOU GET OLD ♪ ♪ WILL I EVER MAKE IT AS
ARTIST I DON’T REALLY KNOW ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT MAKE
A LOT OF DOUGH ♪ ♪ I’MA HAVE TO TRY IT THOUGH ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE FAM
IN THE WILL (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA PAY MY BILLS ♪ ♪ RAPPIN ABOUT THE WAY I FEEL
(OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
MAKE A COUPLE MILL ♪ ♪ LEAVE IT TO THE FAM
IN THE WILL (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ I JUST WANNA
SIGN A RECORD DEAL ♪ ♪ MAYBE BUY A HOUSE UP
IN THE HILLS (OH YEA) ♪ ♪ MIGHT NOT BE THE
BEST IN MY FIELD ♪ ♪ BUT I GUARANTEE
THAT I’MA DIE REAL ♪ ♪ WHEN I GROW UP ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ (WHEN I GROW UP) ♪ ♪♪♪ [CROWD CHEERING]

100 thoughts on “NF – When I Grow Up”

  1. For those who wanna rap along

    Yeah, when I grow up, you know what I wanna be?
    Take a seat, let me tell you my ridiculous dreams
    I wanna rap, yeah, I know it's hard to believe
    And I can tell you're already thinkin' I will never succeed
    But I'm okay with it, I admit the lyrics are weak
    I been workin' on 'em, I'll be good eventually
    I understand you gotta crawl before you get to your feet
    But I been running for a while, they ain't ready for me, ah

    I know this probably isn't really realistic
    And honestly, I might not ever make a difference
    But that don't make a difference, I'ma have to risk it
    I been crunchin' numbers, you ain't gotta be a mathematician
    To see the odds ain't rootin' for me
    I can't lie though, it's kinda how I like it to be
    The underdog, yeah, you probably think you know what I mean
    But what I'm saying is they ever push me, I'm gonna swing, yeah

    I could go to college, get in debt like everybody else
    Graduate and probably get a job that doesn't pay the bills
    That don't make a lot of sense to me, forget the Happy Meals
    I don't like the dollar menu, I would rather make a meal
    Huh? Make a mil'? Nah, I said make a meal
    Home-cookin', get the grill, how you want it? Pretty well?
    Everything I see is overdone to me, I'm not Adele
    But I'ma get a record deal and say hello to mass appeal

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah
    I just want to make a couple mil'
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah
    I just want to sign a record deal
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah
    Might not be the best in my field
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real
    When I grow up

    Yeah, ayy
    When I grow up
    Yeah, yeah, ayy

    I'ma make 'em notice me, rhymin' like it's poetry
    Everything I oversee, I just like to overthink
    Mockin' me, you pay the fee, no return and no receipts
    Those of you that don't believe, quiet, you don't know a thing
    Quiet when I'm tryna sing, quiet when I'm making beats
    Quiet when I'm tryna think, sorry, I don't mean to scream
    I just feel like no one really gets me and it's sad to see
    'Cause someday I'ma grow up and show all of you it's meant to be, yeah

    Anybody wanna hear me rap? "No"
    Come on, let me play a couple tracks, "No"
    Come on, I can spit it really fast, "No"
    You think I should throw this in the trash? "No"
    Tricked you, haters, go away before I hit you
    I am not a beggar or a kiss-up
    You don't understand? Well, I forgive you
    I am not a quitter, you ain't really think that, did you?
    Maybe someday I could even be up on the radio
    Have a tour bus and maybe even play a couple shows
    Everybody in the crowd singin' every word I wrote
    Tellin' me that I am not the only one that feels alone
    Huh? You feel alone? Yeah, I kinda feel alone
    Wonder if that feelin' ever goes away when you get old
    Will I ever make it as an artist? I don't really know
    Might not make a lot of dough, I'ma have to try it, though

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah
    I just want to make a couple mil'
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah (yeah)
    I just want to sign a record deal
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah (okay)
    Might not be the best in my field (ayy)
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real (ayy, oh)

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills (woo)
    Rappin' about the way I feel, oh yeah (yeah, the way I feel)
    Yeah, I just want to make a couple mil' (ayy)
    Leave it to the fam in the will, oh yeah (to the fam in the will)
    I just want to sign a record deal (woo)
    Maybe buy a house up in the hills, oh yeah (a house up in the hills)
    Yeah, I might not be the best in my field (ayy)
    But I guarantee that I'ma die real
    When I grow up

  2. Damn… He is unreal. Love the fact he raps without cussings, love the fact he had the whole "eminem" vibe at the end. ♥♥♥

  3. Teacher: who's the greatest poet to ever live?
    Kid 1: shakespear
    Kid 2: robert frost
    Me: NF!
    Teacher: wrong, wrong, correct.

  4. Who else noticed NF gathered 36 mil views by himself and the music video by Eminem and logic still only has 29 mil

    Like if your proud of NF

  5. Got a new sub and fan i keep hearing about NF but i though he was the mcdonald guy my bad bro now i know and much respect

  6. [Verse 1]

    Yeah, when I grow up, you know what I wanna be?

    Take a seat, let me tell you my ridiculous dreams

    I wanna rap, yeah, I know it's hard to believe

    And I can tell you're already thinkin' I will never succeed

    But I'm okay with it, I admit the lyrics are weak

    I've been workin' on 'em, I'll be good eventually

    I understand you gotta crawl before you get to your feet

    But I been running for a while, they ain't ready for me, ahh

    I know this prolly isn't really realistic

    And honestly, I might not ever make a difference

    But that don't make a difference, I'ma have to risk it

    I've been crunchin' numbers, you ain't gotta be a mathematician

    To see the odds ain't rootin' for me

    I can't lie though, it's kinda how I like it to be

    The underdog, yeah, you prolly think you know what I mean

    But what I'm saying is they ever push me, I'm gonna swing, yeah

    I could go to college, get in debt like everybody else

    Graduate and prolly get a job that doesn't pay the bills

    That don't make a lot of sense to me, forget the Happy Meals

    I don't like the dollar menu, I would rather make a meal

    Huh? Make a mil'? Nah, I said make a meal

    Home-cookin', get the grill, how you want it? Pretty well?

    Everything I see is overdone to me, I'm not Adele

    But I'ma get a record deal and say hello to mass appeal

    When I grow up, I just want to pay my bills

    Rappin' about the way I feel (Oh, yeah)

    I just want to make a couple mil'

    Leave it to the fam in the will (Oh, yeah)

    I just want to sign a record deal

    Maybe buy a house up in the hills (Oh, yeah)

    Might not be the best in my field

    But I guarantee that I'ma die real

    When I grow up

    [Post-Chorus]

    Yeah, ayy

    When I grow up

    Yeah, yeah, ayy

    [Verse 2]

    I'ma make 'em notice me, rhymin' like it's poetry

    Everything I oversee, I just like to overthink

    Mockin' me, you pay the fee, no return and no receipts

    Those of you that don't believe, quiet, you don't know a thing

    Quiet when I'm tryna sing, quiet when I'm making beats

    Quiet when I'm tryna think, sorry, I don't mean to scream

    I just feel like no one really gets me and it's sad to see

    'Cause someday I'ma grow up and show all of you it's meant to be (Yeah)

    Anybody wanna hear me rap? "No"

    Come on, let me play a couple tracks, "No"

    Come on, I can spit it really fast, "No"

    You think I should throw this in the trash? "No"

    Tricked ya; haters, go away before I hit ya

    I am not a beggar or a kiss-up

    You don't understand? Well, I forgive ya

    I am not a quitter, you ain't really think that, did ya?

    Maybe someday I could even be up on the radio

    Have a tour bus and maybe even play a couple shows

    Everybody in the crowd singing every word I wrote

    Tellin' me that I am not the only one that feels alone

    Huh? You feel alone? Yeah, I kinda feel alone

    Wonder if that feelin' ever goes away when you get old

    Will I ever make it as an artist? I don't really know

    Might not make a lot of dough

    I'ma have to try it, though

    [Chorus]

    When I grow up

    I just wanna pay my bills

    Rappin' about the way I feel (Oh, yeah)

    I just wanna make a couple mil'

    Leave it to the fam in the will (Oh, yeah)

    (Leave it to the fam in the will)

    (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

    I just wanna sign a record deal

    Maybe buy a house up in the hills (Okay, oh, yeah)

    Might not be the best in my field (Ayy, ayy, yeah)

    But I guarantee that I'ma die real

    When I grow up

    I just wanna pay my bills (Woo)

    Rappin' about the way I feel (Oh, yeah)

    (Yeah, the way I feel)

    Yeah, I just wanna make a couple mil' (Ayy, couple mil')

    Leave it to the fam in the will (Oh, yeah, to the fam in the will)

    I just wanna sign a record deal (Woo)

    Maybe buy a house up in the hills (Oh, yeah)

    (House up in the hills)

    Yeah, I might not be the best in my field

    But I guarantee that I'ma die real

    When I grow up

    When I grow up

  7. I love how in Spain the only songs in trending u can find are from Bad bunny, J balvin or cardi B and not this masterpiece

  8. when i grow up you know what i wanna be
    take a seat let me tell you my ridiculous dreams
    i wanna rap yeah i know it’s hard to believe
    i can tell you’re already thinkin i will never succeed

    but i’m ok with it … I admit the lyrics are weak
    i been workin on em i’ll be good eventually
    i understand you gotta crawl before you get to your feet
    but i been runnin for while they ain’t ready for me
    ahhh

    i know this prolly isn’t really realistic
    and honestly i might not ever make a difference
    but that don’t make a difference i’ma have to risk it
    i been crunchin numbers you ain’t gotta be a mathematician

    to see the odds ain’t rootin for me
    i can’t lie though that’s kinda how i like to be
    the underdog yeah you prolly think you know what i mean
    but what i’ma sayin is they ever push me i’ma gonna swing
    yeah

    i could go to college get in debt like everybody else
    graduate and prolly get a job that doesn’t pay the bills
    that don’t make a lot sense to me forget the happy meals
    i don’t like the dollar menu i would rather make a meal
    huh?

    Make a mill?
    Na i said make a meal
    home cookin
    get the grill how you want it pretty well

    everything i see is over done to me i’m not adele
    but i’ma get a record deal
    and say hello to mass appeal

    when i grow up
    i just wanna pay my bills
    rappin about the way i feel (oh yea)
    i just wanna make a couple mill
    leave it to the fam in the will (oh yea)

    i just wanna sign a record deal
    maybe buy a house up in the hills (oh yea)
    might not be the best in my field
    but i guarantee that i’ma die real

    when i grow up
    ya, aye
    when i grow up
    ya, ya , aye

    i’ma make um notice me
    rhymin like it’s poetry
    everything i oversee
    i just like to over think
    mocking me you pay the fee
    no return and no receipts
    those of you that don’t believe
    quiet you don’t know a thing
    quiet when i’m tryn to sing
    quiet when i’m making beats
    quiet when i’m tryn to think
    sorry i don’t mean to scream

    i just feel like no one really gets me,
    and it’s sad to see cause someday i’ma grow up
    and show all of you it’s meant to be
    yo

    anybody wanna hear me rap
    no
    c’mon let me play a couple tracks
    no
    c’mon i can spit it really fast
    no
    you think i should throw this in the trash
    no?!!

    Tricked ya!!!
    Haters go away before i hit ya
    i am not a beggar or a kiss up
    you don’t understand well i forgive ya
    i am not a quitter
    you ain’t really think that did ya?

    Maybe someday i could even be up on the radio
    have a tour bus and maybe even play a couple shows
    everybody in the crowd singing every word i wrote
    tellin me that i am not the only one that feels alone
    huh

    you feel alone
    yeah i kinda feel alone
    wonder if that feelin ever goes away when you get old

    will i ever make it as artist i don’t really know
    might not make a lot of dough
    i’ma have to try it though

    when i grow up
    i just wanna pay my bills
    rappin about the way i feel (oh yea)
    i just wanna make a couple mill
    leave it to the fam in the will (oh yea)

    i just wanna sign a record deal
    maybe buy a house up in the hills (oh yea)
    might not be the best in my field
    but i guarantee that i’ma die real

    when i grow up
    i just wanna pay my bills
    rappin about the way i feel (oh yea)
    i just wanna make a couple mill
    leave it to the fam in the will (oh yea)

    i just wanna sign a record deal
    maybe buy a house up in the hills (oh yea)
    might not be the best in my field
    but i guarantee that i’ma die real
    when i grow up

  9. “I may not be the best in my field, but I guarantee imma dye real,”

    U sure dang wrong u best rapper in THE field

  10. Waiters are people too. Janitors, trash collectors are also people with dreams of a better tomorrow. no one wants to stay the same forever. They all had big dreams when they were kids and it isn't the same in reality. The problem with the song is that it focuses only in discriminating these individuals. societies life should not have to be standardized by what a few individuals feel about success and fame.

  11. Love it…I grew up on 100% black rappers.. English is a language and can be mastered by anyone including the people who invented it🔥

  12. He's my friend's uncle he said he's super rich also he showed me him before it's pretty crazy got his autograph

  13. I JUST REALIZED that at the beginning he said " When I grow up I wanna be a rapper." This whole time I thought he said "When I grow up I wanna be a plumber." 😂

    Don't get me wrong I love NF

    My hearing is just off😓

  14. Easily my new favourite song, something you can listen to at 5 in the morning and get in the mood to grind for the rest of the day.

  15. Anbody see any guns NO
    Anybody see any drugs NO
    Anybody see any girls No
    Anybody see him flexing money No
    Exactly what I thought

  16. 0:36 i been workin on EM
    I'll be good eventually
    …….

    This line changes the whole perception of song
    If he's referring to eminem

    There's word around…

  17. (Mumble rappers) “Can I get strippers and large amounts of money”
    (NF) “Can I get a dumpster truck rent a fast food restaurant and a broken apartment”

  18. Who else went back to this video after hearing Time and looking at the receipt to see if you see the the stuff on it

  19. I just wanna say this song is amazing and everyone out there always follow your dreams and do what job makes you happy. God bless you All including you NF you deserve better in life.

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