Hood Mentality Lyrics

Ice Cube


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ou0027shea Jackson, Hal Davis, Herman Dennis Griffith, Teak Alger Underdue, De Jon Lamont Underdue
album: Track 5 in album Raw Footage
release date: 2008-8-19
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 5:12

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**** school, *****, I'ma be a dope dealer,
I'ma be a killer, yup a urban guerrilla,
I'ma stack strilla, yeah, buy me a villa,
Sell a five-oh to my Auntie Priscilla,
I don't give a **** that she look like thriller,
Hit that ****, one more time and **** around and kill her.
Cause I got the heart of a pitch burgs killer,
Black *****, draped in gold with a nine milla,

Love money, love jail, love that penitentiary mail,
Love the way these *****s smell, keep comin' back, can't you tell,
Love to see my mama cry, love to see my babies struggle,
Love to see my woman juggle nuts cause she got the hustle,

I don't give a ****, how my life go,
Now I'ma slave man to this cave man, without Geico
Everybody wanna a car, Michael a psycho
But he ain't never came through the hood with a rifle,
Gunnin' *****s down cause they don't got the right clothes,
Hit the wrong person cause we shoot just like hoes,
First I was blood thirsty, Mr. Mr. Controversy,
Now I wanna beg for mercy, should of took my *** to first

[Chorus]
If you don't wanna shake that hood mentality,
How the **** we suppose to change our reality,
If you don't wanna shake that hood mentality,
How the **** we suppose to change our reality,
If you don't wanna shake that hood mentality,
How the **** we suppose to change our reality,
If you don't wanna shake that hood mentality,
How the **** we suppose to change our reality,

**** school, *****, if I grow a little taller,
Everybody tell me I'ma gonna do it, I'm gonna be a baller,
So **** that thinkin', **** that thinkin',
**** them Lincolns, I want Franklin's
Come back through here with my crew, I'ma gonna have my own shoe,
I'ma gonna be that little fool, coming in your living room,
Startin' point guard, *****, fresh outta middle school,
Either is the NBA, or is the NFL,
I dunno what else I can do, to keep my *** self outta jail,
I wanna be like Tiger Woods, swing that club, make you sick,
I wanna be like Pacman Jones, I wanna be like Michael Vick,
I wanna be like Barry Bonds, I wanna be like OJ Simpson,
Leader's feel, leader's prison, tell you ************s where to kiss em,
I wanna be all broke'd up, moving all old and slow,
I wanna be a alcoholic, just like Barway Joe,
I wanna be a side show, kinda like Iron Mike,
Used to have a few Bentley, now I just ride a bike,

[Chorus]

**** school, *****, they ain't tryin' to educate me,
All they give a **** is what I memorize lately,
I'ma gonna have to teach myself,
Clock that money, get that wealth,
I wanna be like Santa Claus,
I don't wanna be no ****ing elf,
No kid left behind, buddy get the run around,
Can't you ************s see that they tryin' to doom us down,
Don't trust the government, president, is for sale,
He don't give a **** about a *****, just a oil well,
Sell crack, go to jail, bust a rap, go to hell,
Do I got to sell my soul, if I wanna go to Yale,
Go kiss Oprah's ***, if you wanna be Gail,
I rather have my *** kissed, up in Bloomingdale,
You can go, be a pimp, you can go, be a hoe,
But you only gonna get paid off, what you know,
If you don't know ****, then you can't work for me,
Cause you read your first book, in a penitentiary,

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 What Is a Pyroclastic Flow?
  • 2 I Got My Locs On
  • 3 It Takes a Nation
  • 4 Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It
  • 5 Hood Mentality
  • 6 Why Me?
  • 7 Cold Places
  • 8 Jack n the Box
  • 9 Do Ya Thang
  • 10 Thank God
  • 11 Here He Come
  • 12 Get Money, Spend Money, No Money
  • 13 Get Used to It
  • 14 Tomorrow
  • 15 Stand Tall
  • 16 Take Me Away