Straight Outta Compton Lyrics by N.W.A.


N.W.A. Lyrics

Straight Outta Compton Lyrics
You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge

[Verse One: Ice Cube]

Straight outta Compton, crazy motherf*cker named Ice Cube
From the gang called Niggaz With Attitudes
When I'm called off, I got a sawed off
Squeeze the trigger, and bodies are hauled off
You too, boy, if ya f*ck with me
The police are gonna hafta come and get me
Off yo ass, that's how I'm goin out
For the punk motherf*ckers that's showin out
Niggaz start to mumble, they wanna rumble
Mix em and cook em in a pot like gumbo
Goin off on a motherf*cker like that
with a gat that's pointed at yo ass
So give it up smooth
Ain't no tellin when I'm down for a jack move
Here's a murder rap to keep yo dancin
with a crime record like Charles Manson
AK-47 is the tool
Don't make me act the motherf*ckin fool
Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe
I'm knockin niggaz out tha box, daily
yo weekly, monthly and yearly
until them dumb motherf*ckers see clearly
that I'm down with the capital C-P-T
Boy you can't f*ck with me
So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck
Coz Ice Cube is crazy as f*ck
As I leave, believe I'm stompin
but when I come back, boy, I'm comin straight outta Compton

[Chorus:]

(City of Compton, City of Compton)

[Eazy E] Yo Ren
[MC Ren] Whassup?
[Eazy E] Tell em where you from!

[Verse Two: MC Ren]

Straight outta Compton, another crazy ass nigga
More punks I smoke, yo, my rep gets bigger
I'm a bad motherf*cker and you know this
But the pussy ass niggaz don't show this
But I don't give a f*ck, I'ma make my snaps
If not from the records, from jackin the crops
Just like burglary, the definition is 'jackin'
And when illegally armed it's called 'packin'
Shoot a motherf*cker in a minute
I find a good piece o' pussy, I go up in it
So if you're at a show in the front row
I'm a call you a bitch or dirty-ass ho
You'll probably get mad like a bitch is supposed to
But that shows me, slut, you're composed to
a crazy muthaf*cker from tha street
Attitude legit cause I'm tearin up shit
MC Ren controls the automatic
For any dumb muthaf*cker that starts static
Not the right hand cause I'm the hand itself
every time I pull a AK off the shelf
The security is maximum and that's a law
R-E-N spells Ren but I'm raw
See, coz I'm the motherf*ckin villain
The definition is clear, you're the witness of a killin
that's takin place without a clue
And once you're on the scope, your ass is through
Look, you might take it as a trip
but a nigga like Ren is on a gangsta tip
Straight outta Compton...

[Chorus:]

(City of Compton, City of Compton)

[Dr. Dre] Eazy is his name and the boy is comin...

[Verse Three: Eazy-E]

...straight outta Compton
is a brotha that'll smother yo' mother
and make ya sister think I love her
Dangerous motherf*cker raises hell
And if I ever get caught I make bail
See, I don't give a f*ck, that's the problem
I see a motherf*ckin cop I don't dodge him
But I'm smart, lay low, creep a while
And when I see a punk pass, I smile
To me it's kinda funny, the attitude showin a nigga drivin
but don't know where the f*ck he's going, just rollin
lookin for the one they call Eazy
But here's a flash, they never seize me
Ruthless! Never seen like a shadow in the dark
except when I unload, see I'll get over the hesitation
and hear the scream of the one who got the last penetration
Give a little gust of wind and I'm jettin
But leave a memory no one'll be forgettin
So what about the bitch who got shot? F*ck her!
You think I give a damn about a bitch? I ain't a sucker!
This is the autobiography of the E, and if you ever f*ck with me
You'll get taken by a stupid dope brotha who will smother
word to the motherf*cker, straight outta Compton

[Chorus:]

(City of Compton, City of Compton)

(Damn that shit was dope!)
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Straight Outta Compton Info:

• It was released in July 1988 as the lead single from their debut album of the same name.

• It was voted number 19 on About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs, and is ranked number 6 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

• It debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 5, 2015 as a result of the recent release of the film of the same name, making it N.W.A's first top 40 hit.

• Straight Outta Compton was one of the first albums to feature a Parental Advisory sticker, for "violent content".

Back in 1989, Ice Cube responded to the controversy:
"The parents, the police and the people of the local community are scared of what we say. We use the same kind of language as the kids use every day. In the black community, the ministers and teachers don't deny that the problems we rap about exist, but they'd rather sweep it under the rug. Maybe that's why we sell so many records because the people in the community all tell the kids what to do, the police are watching them 24-7, so when they party, they don't want to hear, 'Don't do this and don't do that.' Our raps are documentary. We don't take sides."

From the Album:
Straight Outta Compton (1988)

Released:
July 10, 1988

Genre:
Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

Length:
4:26

Writers:
Eric "Eazy-E" Wright
O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson
Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson

Producers:
Dr. Dre, DJ Yella

Music video:
"Straight Outta Compton" on YouTube

The video first aired in May 1989 and was directed by Rupert Wainwright. Yo! MTV Raps refused to play the video over controversy of the supposed violent content, showing a police "gang-sweep".



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