What Can I Do?

Ice Cube


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: O'Shea Jackson, Victor Taylor, Mychael Kae Simmons, Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
album: Track 7 in album Lethal Injection
release date: 1993-12-7
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Gangsta/Conscious
length: 4:50

Album Information

label: Priority Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 049925387629
script: Latin

Cover Art

Ice Cube Lethal Injection cover art


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In any country prison is where society sends it's failures

It's 1986 and I got the fix with the chicken and a quota
Dropped out the twelve'th
Now I slang keys
Take a nation of millions to hold me back
Now I'm hittin' switches, *****s want my riches
'89s the number, another summer
Streets dried up, used to think it would last
They tried to blast me for selling a boulder
Got my own crew, it's on brand new
Damn, what can I do?
Already done stack me half a mill ticket
Now I got ends, wavin' to my friends, rollin' in my Benz
Police are tappin' my mobile phone
Gettin' excited, indited, spent a grip and a year tryin' to fight it
And everything I own got repossessed
And I'm happy 'cause I only got 36 months
But my arms are 16 inches, *****s look
And see, what can I do?
****ed up in the pen, now it's ninety-fo
Everybody, now I gotta start from scratch
Me say ain't nothin' poppin' from here to the LB
No it ain't crack, and everybody's jackin' for a coupe
Even tho I got muscle, that ain't my hustle
No skills to pay the bills
No college degree, just a dumb *** G
I got a baby on the way, damn it's a mess
Took some advice from my Uncle Fester
Welcome to McDonald's may I please help you?

But he'll put you in the state penitentiary,
Penitentiary for breaking these same laws.
This ************ is guilty for the laws

Larceny, rape, racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion,
Embezzlement, purgery, kidnapping, smuggling, grand theft, brandishing
Premeditated cold-blooded murder.
Guilty on every charge.


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Shot (intro)
  • 2 Really Doe
  • 3 Ghetto Bird
  • 4 You Know How We Do It
  • 5 Cave Bitch
  • 6 Bop Gun (One Nation)
  • 7 What Can I Do?
  • 8 Lil Ass Gee
  • 9 Make It Ruff, Make It Smooth
  • 10 Down for Whatever
  • 11 Enemy
  • 12 When I Get to Heaven