Who Sang Charge It to the Rap Game? Ludacris

Ludacris Ludaversal cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Adam King Feeney, Christopher Bridges, Maneesh Bidaye, Ramon Ibanga Jr.
Release Date: 2015-3-31
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious/Thug Rap
length: 3:51
Lyrics
Everybody wants the fortune and fame
The more things change, the more they stay the same
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game

Where do I begin
Well, the industry shady not everybody is your friend
I had to learn that **** the hard way
In and out bogus contracts since before I was rapping in the hallway
Everyone out for money, executives out for blood
If you don't keep the music current then labels'll pull the plug (get it)
Hard to admit when **** don't go the way you plan
While everybody's on instagram just fronting like life is brand
Take it back to one of my first tours
****in' everything movin' thinkin' groupies will never do nothing back to us
Kick 'em out the hotel swearing I hit my finer things
Lost a bunch of jewelry from a rolex to a diamond chain (*****)
How in the hell did I get caught slippin'
Meanwhile on all my records, ***** talkin' bout he pimpin'
Maybe I exaggerated a lil bit
You know fake it till you make it every one of us rappers gotta talk a little ****
Yeah I done smashed some video vixens and some actresses
But brand name ***** don't feel no different on my matresses
Insecure hoes with brest jobs and butt shots
Blaming on us rich *****s sponsoring **** and what not
Now guys are just as big as groupies as these women is
Till you break up and a ***** wonder where her percentage is
While these regular hoes are trying to play the trap game
And now is the time I blame it on the rap game

Everybody wants the fortune and fame
The more things change, the more they stay the same
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game

Listen, this ain't scripted this reality
It take some drugs for us to conquer this insanity
Thieves using our name promoting these fake appearances
Publicists overcharging taking years for these clearances
I got sued some rappers said I stole their joint *****
Spend half a million just to prove a ****ing point *****
We got the fans thinking rappers never lose
Gave a producer a hundred grand for a beat I never use (damn)
The false stories and being misquoted in magazines
Got a ***** wanting to go and load a couple magazines
Head to your office and shoot up the whole ****ing staff
Post that on your website and burn while I ****ing laugh
You protesters at my concerts y'all make me sick
I thought I told y'all I would never disrespect a *****
It's clear to see that hip hop's under attack man
Or is it cause that no one wants to see a rich black man
Really they want us with no money
Hungover and missing flights and cutting our show money
Hip hop cops still looking and trying to catch us slippin'
And put us in a position to make some real life decisions (hmmm)
Or do we just be doing dumb ****
Emptying out these gun clips and always on the run ****
Lifestyles of us entertaining hood *****s
If it's bad to be a rapper what's good *****

Everybody wants the fortune and fame
The more things change, the more they stay the same
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game
This industry is like a crack game
Sometimes you gotta charge it to the rap game

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Ludaversal (intro)
  • 2 Grass Is Always Greener
  • 3 Call Ya Bluff
  • 4 Lyrical Healing
  • 5 Beast Mode
  • 6 Viagra (skit)
  • 7 Get Lit
  • 8 Come and See Me (interlude)
  • 9 Come and See Me
  • 10 Good Lovin’
  • 11 Ocean Skies
  • 12 Not Long
  • 13 Charge It to the Rap Game
  • 14 This Has Been My World

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin