Why We Thugs Lyrics

Ice Cube


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: O'Shea Jackson, Scott Spencer Storch
album: Track 2 in album Laugh Now, Cry Later
release date: 2006-6-6
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 3:45
producer: Scott Storch

Cover Art

Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later cover art
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They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** with us
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** 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 **** like Sadaam Hussien
I **** and aim, clinically insane
To deal with this bullshit day to day
If I sell some yay or smoke some hay
You *****es 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 *****s taken over showbiz

They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** with us (Uh huh)
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** 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
***** killed a Crip and a Blood in the hood (For real)
Cause when *****s 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 **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** with us (Uh huh)
They give us guns and drugs
Then wonder why in the **** we thugs
They wanna count the slugs
Then come around here and **** 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 *****s what the ****in boss did
D game got a ***** 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 **** that's about to erupt
Ay y'all, I'm about to be stuck
Until the year two thousand, what the ****?
In the hood, don't press your luck
Cause these ************s will set you up, word up

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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Definition of a West Coast Gā€™ (intro)
  • 2 Why We Thugs
  • 3 Smoke Some Weed
  • 4 Dimes & Nicks (A Call From Mike Epps)
  • 5 Child Support
  • 6 2 Decades Ago (insert)
  • 7 Doin' What It 'pose 2 Do
  • 8 Laugh Now, Cry Later
  • 9 Stop Snitchin'
  • 10 Go to Church
  • 11 The Nigga Trapp
  • 12 A History of Violence
  • 13 Growin' Up
  • 14 Click, Clack ā€“ Get Back!
  • 15 The Game Lord
  • 16 Chrome & Paint
  • 17 Steal the Show
  • 18 You Gotta Lotta That
  • 19 Spittin' Pollaseeds
  • 20 Holla @ Cha' Boy