What U Gon' Do

Lil Jon, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, Lil Scrappy

About What U Gon' Do

"What U Gon' Do" is a single by Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz from their album Crunk Juice and features Lil Scrappy. It is one of the best known songs that Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz recorded together. The track reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, and #13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Two remixes to the song was an addition to the Crunk Juice in the Remix CD. A Jamaican remix featuring Elephant Man and Lady Saw and a Latino remix featuring Pitbull and Daddy Yankee. The Latino remix became the official remix. The song appeared in a season one episode of The Andy Milonakis Show when Lil Jon guest starred. 


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If you fall up in the club
And them niggaz want to mug
When you step up to they face
What they gon' do (Shit!!!)

If you fall up in the club
And them hoes start acting up
When you step up to them hoes
What they gon' do (Shit!!!)

What they gon' do (Shit!!!) 8X
[Verse one: Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz]
Pussy nigga what's up
Hell naw you ani't gon' buck
All that poppin' at the mouth
Gon' get you fucked up (2X)

You done came in the club
With your muthafuckin' click
We don't give a f*ck hoe
Ya'll pussy like bitches (2X)

It's some Eastside niggaz and they deep in this bitch
And they step to any nigga that be talkin' that shit
It's some Westside niggaz and the deep in this bitch
And they step to any nigga that be talkin' that shit
It's some Northtside niggaz and the deep in this bitch
And they step to any nigga that be talkin' that shit
It's some Southtside niggaz and the deep in this bitch
And they step to any nigga that be talkin' that shit

[Verse Two: Lil Scrappy]
My brain is taking in too much pain
I'm bout to explode first, and then take names
But it's cool lil' shorty don't be so alarmed
I learned to buck nigga when I jabbed in the arm
I don't play wit muthafuckas 'cause the shit be real
Make you hold your breath longer than the Navy Seal
And them bows gon' leave you ass dead in the past
Ain't no way you can differ your dick from your ass

I drop bows wit my nigga f*ck hoes wit my nigga
How the f*ck you think I feel about this arm in your figure
It's a closed casket for them hating bastards
It's some G's that's real, it's a mess of faggots
Who you talkin' to bitch, what you gon' do trick
When it's obvious to see that you ain' t do shit
Lil Scrappy the prince and I ain't takin' no junk
I'm a quiet crunk nigga and f*ck being a punk

[Hook: Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz]
I'm walkin' round this mutha fuckin' club
Them niggaz still lookin over here and shit
(Lookin over here talkin and shit!!!)
Think we gon' have to get some muthafuckin' stragihtening going on this muthafucka (Yeah!!!)
This what we gon muthafuckin' do
(What's up!!!)
We gon walk over to these muthafuckin' niggaz
Talk to their ass like this..... (Like this)

Only bitches talk shit
Only bitches talk shit
Only bitches talk shit
That's why we bustin' your shit (2X)

[Vamp till end]

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Lil Jon

Jonathan Smith (born January 27, 1971), better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and international DJ who was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Lil Jon formed the group in 1997, and the group released several albums between then and 2004. He then went solo and released a new album in 2010 called Crunk Rock. more »

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Artist Information
"What U Gon' Do" is a song by American rapper Lil Jon from Atlanta, Georgia. Lil Jon is known for his energetic stage presence and his pioneering contribution to the music genre known as "Crunk."
Album Details
The song is featured on Lil Jon's album "Crunk Juice," which was released in 2004. It is the fifth studio album by the American hip hop group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.
Chart Performance
"What U Gon' Do" proved to be a significant hit for Lil Jon. It reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, demonstrating the widespread popularity of the song.
The song features guest vocals from fellow rapper Lil' Scrappy. This collaboration highlighted the Atlanta-based hip hop scene, of which both Lil Jon and Lil' Scrappy are significant figures.
Music Style
Reflective of Lil Jon's signature style, "What U Gon' Do" is characterized by energetic beats, aggressive vocal delivery, and party-themed lyrics. It's a prime example of the "Crunk" style of hip hop.
Music Video
The music video for "What U Gon' Do" was directed by Gil Green and Lil Jon. It features Lil Jon and Lil' Scrappy in various gritty urban environments, reflecting the raw energy of the song.
Remix Version
A remix version of "What U Gon' Do" was also produced, featuring Fat Joe and Pitbull. This remix gave the song a fresh appeal and extended its reach to new fans.
Cultural Impact
Since its release, the song has been used in multiple media contexts, including films, television shows, and commercials, including both the "Let's Go" Mazda commercial campaign and the 2005 comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
Critic's Review
Critics have praised the song for its high-energy beats and catchy hooks, making it a dance-floor favorite. Despite its explicit language, it became widely popular among hip-hop fans.
Song Meaning
"What U Gon' Do" is essentially a defiant anthem describing the individual's strength and perseverance in the face of adversity, with Lil Jon repeatedly asking, "what you gonna do?" in the chorus. The song encourages resilience and fighting back when challenged.

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