Grew Up A Screw Up
by Ludacris (featuring Jeezy)

Album: Release Therapy (2006)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This is an autobiographical song about how Ludacris' upbringing. He grew up in a bad neighborhood and knew he had to take control of his life to find success.
  • On the album, there are "Therapy" songs and "Release" songs. This is a "Therapy" song, whereas "Money Maker" is a "Release" song.
  • The chorus is taken from part of The Notorious B.I.G.'s rap in the Tupac song "Runnin' (Dying to Live)."
  • Jeezy performs the second verse, where he raps about how he grew up and dropped out of school in 8th grade. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for all above
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Dwight TwilleySongwriter Interviews

Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Who's Johnny, And Why Does He Show Up In So Many SongsSong Writing

For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?