Why We Thugs

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"Why We Thugs" is the first single on Ice Cube's seventh album Laugh Now, Cry Later. It was released in 2006 and the music video has a cameo appearance by comedian Mike Epps. The song makes references to George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Russell Simmons, The Sugarhill Gang and Ice Cube's 1991 big screen debut.


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2008
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They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us

I'm from the land of the gang bang
Since I was little, ain't a god damn thang changed
It's the same ol same
Bush run shit like Sadaam Hussien
I cock and aim, clinically insane
To deal with this bullshit day to day
If I sell some yay or smoke some hay
You bitches wanna throw me up in Pelican's Bay
Call me an animal up in the system
But who's the animal that built this prison
Who's the animal that invented lower living
The projects, thank god for Russell Simmons
Thank god for Sugarhill
I'm putting a different kind of steel up to my grill
Y'all know what it is, scared for your own kids
How these ghetto niggas taken over showbiz

They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us (Uh huh)
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us

It's Boyz in the Hood, it's toys in the hood
Y'all wanna know why there's noise in the hood
Cause there's drugs in the hood, thugs in the hood
Nigga killed a Crip and a Blood in the hood (For real)
Cause when niggas get tribal
It's all about survival, nobody liable
I got caught by Five-0
Grandmama came to court with her bible
But when the judge hit the gavel
Now I'm too far from my family to travel
I just came unraveled
Socked the D.A. before I got gaffled
Owned by C.A, State Property
Just like the year fifteen fifty three
Looking for me, a one-way ticket out
Don't understand, what's so hard to figure out?

They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us (Uh huh)
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us

(Damn) I can't take the pressure
Pulled the fo-fo up out the dresser
Grabbed the weight up out the closet
Po-po coming but I'm scared to toss it
Y'all know what happened last time I lost it
Can't tell you niggas what the fuckin boss did
D game got a nigga exhausted
Gotta go for the plea bargain they offered
Twenty years for what?
Breaking these laws that's so corrupt
Taking these halls and fillin 'em up
Some powder cake shit that's about to erupt
Ay y'all, I'm about to be stuck
Until the year two thousand, what the f*ck?
In the hood, don't press your luck
Cause these motherfuckers will set you up, word up

They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us (Uh huh)
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the f*ck we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and f*ck with us

Every hood's the same
Every hood's the same
Every hood's the same
Every hood's the same
Every hood's the same, stop trippin on it

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Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the hip hop group C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A (Niggas With Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the lead character. more »

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Written by: O'SHEA JACKSON, SCOTT SPENCER STORCH

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