Who Sang Growin' Up? Ice Cube

Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later cover art

Some other versions of "Growin' Up"
publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Gene Dozier, Jackson O'Shea, Kenny St. Lewis
release date: 2006-6-6
length: 3:56
[Ice Cube]
Ha ha, that's my ****
Turn it up
Uh, yeah

I hear a beat like this, and think about growin' up
House parties, with gang-bangers showin' up
Represent your hood, everybody throw it up
They say Cube get on the mic, ***** blow it up
I used to lyrical, political
But now you want it sugarcoated like cereal
First I met Dre, then I met Yella (yes-sir)
Dr. Dre made me rap acapella
Me and Jinx did a show at Dudo's
With K-Dee, I think it was two shows
Then Dre introduced me to E
Cruisin' down the street in his red Jeep
He said, yo *****s we should flip it like this
Cause them Boyz N the Hood like the gangsta ****
I put the pen to the pad, young ***** was raw
And told the world how we felt about the law
It was real

[Chorus: x2]
I see the happiness (all day every day)
I see the pain
Where am I (growin' up in the hood)
Back down memory lane

[Ice Cube]
Oh ****, it's N.W.A.!
Them *****s on tour and they comin' our way
Lil' Eminem is still tucked away
In that trailer park, just bumpin' our tape
Jerry Heller tried to make his escape
I had to bounce, while other *****s got raped
Same *****s turned around and said **** me
No **** YOU cause I'm down with Chuck D
And I'm 'bout to do a movie up, a classic
When I hit the screen, ***** it was magic
Never thought I'd see Eazy in a casket
Thanks for everything, that's on everything
I learned a lot of game from you
I like your son, he got his name from you
I tell him everything that he need to know
If he ask my advice, I won't think twice homey


[Ice Cube]
From Boyz N the Hood, to XXX 2
Everybody wanna know my next move
Fans all around say "We love you Cube!"
I wanna take time to say I love you too
I love all my fans cause they know I'm a man
And not a little boy or some ****in' play toy
A lot of *****s say I grew up on you
And let me know if anybody **** with'chu
Cause you talk a lot of **** about the red, black and blue
And how they treat a ***** called Katrina, did you see her
White folks worry 'bout them ****in' misdemeanor
While black people dyin' in that God damn arena
Just because I'm actin' ***** never stop rappin'
It's in my blood homey, I'ma keep the party crackin'
Money keep stackin' till they put me in a casket
Who you think you ****in' wit? Here's another classic


[Ice Cube]
I'm Ruthless, I'm Ruthless
Street Knowledge
Lench Mob


CD 1
  • 1 Definition of a West Coast G’ (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 – 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

  • Album Information
    label: Lench Mob Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 094636593920
    script: Latin