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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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1998
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"Attention all nigga rows and nigga hoes 
We've decided to rob this motherfucker the legal way 
Nobs injecting ourselves to become property on the stock 
In the penal system. In the justice system" 

Penitentiary I hear you calling me
Penitentiary I hear you calling me
Penitentiary I hear you calling me
Penitentiary I hear you calling me

As the world turns  it burns while it's spinning 
Coming to a fucked up ending 
I can't wait till the day everything in the hood is straight 
And I can hit the purty gates 
Until then, the pen is unfair 
Slave ships in the middle of nowhere (ma) 
I lets my goddamn hair grow (ma) 
Bellin' in court, lookin' like a scarecrow 
On Capital Hill, they them passed a bill 
Coming at me with a fucked-up deal (nah) 
The judge gave me a 'L' 
But y'all can't tell 
I wait and cry in my cell 
Convicted negro, superhero 
Speaker at our house 
Takin' lyrics in my mouth 
Bitches in the south showin' ass (mm) 
Mix a lot, got hoes puttin' titties on the glass 
We blast in the west for example 
And rap about this shit over funkadelic samples 
Yo' babies see me kill a fool on TV (Wilson!) 
And straight call me a G 

[Chorus] 
Penitentiary, I hear you calling me 
Penitentiary, I hear you calling me 
Thinkin' of illegal ways to get paid 
But it ain't shit, got to be legit 

[Bridge] 
South-central L.A. 
You can buy your game from the C.I.A., hey-hey 
And South-central L.A. 
You can buy your game from the C.I.A. baby 

When the evil outweighs the good 
And you only give a f*ck about rucks 
The Earth will self-destruct (Bitch) 
F*ck the ozone layer, bitch I'm a player (Bitch) 
Plus we got a black mayor 
I get sex when I shows flex (Boom!) 
Porbey Rolex (Boom!) 
Which hoe is next? (Boom!) 
Would you like a piece of me? Not a mate 
Calling you a hoe 'cause I'm fucking on the first day (uh) 
My world is a one-mile radius 
I swear every other hood is the shadiest (uh) 
Could the crips and bloods be all rotten 
When the trilateral commission is plottin'? 
What you gonna do when the Earth erupts? 
Some niggas gettin' nuts outa carafel cups (punk) 
Fool you on master's woe 
But won't even think about, sucking Bob Doe (punk) 
Asshole from the Senate 
How can you relate to a project tennant? 
Motherfuck you and not the court man, no corrections 
Tryina' get a section of this west-side connection 

[Chorus: x2]

[Bridge]

[Repeat: x3]
Just because you gotta stay 
You ain't gotta rot away 
We goin' come and get you one day

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Written by: SHON ADAMS, MARK OGLETON, O'SHEA JACKSON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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