Listen to Growin' Up song with lyrics from Ice Cube

Growin' Up

Ice Cube6 Jun 2006

Lyrics

Growin' Up (edited version) - Ice Cube

Written by:Minnie Riperton/Keni St Lewis/Richard J. Rudolph/Gene Dozier/O'shea Jackson

Ha ha that's my sh*t

 

Turn it up turn it up turn it up

Uhh yeah

 

I hear a beat like this and think about growin' up

House parties with gangbangers showin' up

Represent your hood everybody throw it up

They say Cube get on the mic blow it up

 

I used to be lyrical political

But now you want it sugarcoated like cereal

First I met Dre then I met Yella yessir

Dr. Dre made me rap acapella

 

Me and Jinx did a show at Dooto'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 niggas we should flip it like this

Cause them Boyz N the Hood like the gangsta sh*t

I put the pen to the pad young ni**a was raw

And told the world how we felt about the law

It was real

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

 

Back down memory lane

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

Back down memory lane

Oh sh*t it's N.W.A

Them niggas 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 niggas got raped

 

Same niggas turned around and said f**k me

No f**k you cause I'm down with Chuck D

And I'm 'bout to do a movie up a classic

When I hit the screen ni**a it was magic

Never thought I'd see Eazy in a casket

Thanks for everythang that's on everythang

I learned a lot of game from you

I like your son he got his name from you

I tell him everythang that he need to know

If he ask my advice I won't think twice homey

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

 

Back down memory lane

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

Back down memory lane

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 f**kin' play toy

A lot of niggas say I grew up on you

And let me know if anybody f**k wit'chu

Cause you talk a lot of sh*t about the red black blue

And how they treat a ni**a called Katrina did you see her

White folks worry 'bout them f**kin' misdemeanor

While black people dyin' in that God damn arena

Just because I'm actin' ni**a never stop rappin'

 

It's in my blood homey I'mma keep the party crackin'

Money keep stackin' 'til they put me in a casket

Who you think you f**kin' wit here's another classic

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

Back down memory lane

 

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

Back down memory lane

 

I'm Ruthless I'm Ruthless

 

Street knowledge

 

Lench Mob

 

Westside

 

Uhh

I see the happiness all day every day

 

I see the pain

 

Where am I growin' up in the hood

Back down memory lane lane lane

Uh that sh*t huh

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***