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I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto [Hip-Hop Version]
by 2Pac



I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I was raised, the little young n**** doin' bad s***
Talk much s***, 'cause I never had s***
I could remember being whupped in class
And if I didn't pa**, mama whupped my a**

Was it my fault, papa didn't plan it out
Broke out left me to be the man of the house
I couldn't take it, had to make a profit
Down the block, got a glock and I clock grip

Makin G's was my mission
Movin' enough of this s*** to get my mama out the kitchen
And why must I sock a fella,
Just to live large like Rockefeller

First you didn't give a f*** but you're learnin' now
If you don't respect the town then we'll burn you down
God damn it's a motherf***in' riot
Black people only hate police so don't try it

If you're not from the town then don't pa** through
'Cause some O.G. fools might blast you
It ain't right but it's long overdue
We can't have peace till the n****z get a piece too

I want G's so you label me a criminal
And if I die, I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

Here on Earth, tell me what's a black life worth
A bottle of juice is no excuse, the truth hurts
And even when you take the s***
Move counties, get a lawyer, you can shake the s***

Ask Rodney, LaTasha, and many more
It's been goin' on for years, there's plenty more
When they ask me, when will the violence cease?
When your troops stop shootin' n****z down in the street

N****z had enough time to make a difference
Bear witness, own our own business
Word to God, 'cause it's hard tryin' to make ends meet
First we couldn't afford s*** now everything's free

So we loot, please don't shoot when you see
I'm takin' from them 'cause for years they would take it from me
Now the tables have turned around
You didn't listen, until the n****z burned it down

And now Bush can't stop the hit
Predicted the s***, in 2Pacalypse
And for once I was down with n****z, felt good
In the hood bein' around the n****z, yeah

And for the first time everybody let go
And the streets is death row
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I see no changes, all I see is racist faces
Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under, I wonder what it take to make this
One better place, let's erase the wait state

Take the evil out the people, they'll be acting right
'Cause both black and white are smokin' crack tonight
And only time we deal is when we kill each other
It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other

And though it seems Heaven-sent
We ain't ready to have a black President, huh
It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
The penitentiary's packed and it's filled with blacks

I wake up in the morning and I ask myself
Is life worth living, should I blast myself
I'm tired of being poor and even worse I'm black
My stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch

Cops give a damn about a negro
Pull a trigger, kill a n*****, he's a hero
Mo' n****, mo' n****, mo' n****z
I'd rather be dead than a po' n****

Let the Lord judge the criminals
If I die, I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
And I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto

I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
Just think, if n****z decide to retaliate
Soldier in the house

I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
I wonder if Heaven got a ghetto
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written by BLACKMON, LARRY / SHAKUR, TUPAC AMARU / GOODMAN, LARRY D. / TROUTMAN, LARRY / TROUTMAN, ROGER / MCDOWELL, DERRICK
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC