Nuthin' But A G Thang

Album: The Chronic (1992)
Charted: 31 2
  • One, two, three and to the fo'
    Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the do'
    Ready to make an entrance, so back on up
    ('Cause you know about to rip shit up)
    Gimme the microphone first, so I can bust like a bubble
    Compton and Long Beach together, now you know you in trouble
    Ain't nothin' but a "G" thang, baby!
    Two loc'ed out niggas so we're crazy!
    Death Row is the label that pays me!
    Unfadeable, so please don't try to fade this (Hell yeah)
    But uh, back to the lecture at hand
    Perfection is perfected, so I'ma let 'em understand
    From a young G's perspective
    And before me dig out a bitch I have ta' find a contraceptive
    You never know she could be earnin' her man
    And learnin' her man, and at the same time burnin' her man
    Now you know I ain't with that shit, Lieutenant
    Ain't no pussy good enough to get burnt while I'm up in it
    (Yeah) And that's realer than Real-Deal Holyfield
    And now you hooka's and ho's know how I feel
    Well if it's good enough to get broke off a proper chunk
    I'll take a small piece of some of that funky stuff

    It's like this and like that and like this and uh
    It's like that and like this and like that and uh
    It's like this and like that and like this and uh
    Dre, creep to the mic like a phantom

    Well I'm peepin', and I'm creepin', and I'm creep-in
    But I damn near got caught, 'cause my beeper kept beepin'
    Now it's time for me to make my impression felt
    So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt
    You never been on a ride like this before
    With a producer who can rap and control the maestro
    At the same time with the dope rhyme that I kick
    You know, and I know, I flow some ol' funky shit
    To add to my collection, the selection
    Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don't choke
    If you do, you'll have no clue
    On what me and my homey Snoop Dogg came to do

    It's like this and like that and like this and uh
    It's like that and like this and like that and uh
    It's like this
    And who gives a fuck about hoes?
    So just chill, til the next episode

    Fallin' back on that ass, with a hellified gangsta lean
    Gettin' funky on the mic like a ol' batcha' collard greens
    It's the capital S, oh yes I'm fresh, N double-O P
    D O double-G Y, D O double-G, ya see
    Showin' much flex when it's time to wreck a mic
    Pimpin' hoes and clockin' a grip like my name was Dolomite
    Yeah, and it don't quit
    I think they in the mood for some motherfuckin' G shit
    (Hell yeah) So Dre, (What up Dog?)
    Gotta give 'em what they want (What's that, G?)
    We gotta break 'em off somethin' (Hell yeah)
    And it's gotta be bumpin' (City of Compton!)

    It's where it takes place, so when asked, yo' attention
    Mobbin' like a motherfucker, but I ain't lynchin'
    Droppin' the funky shit that's makin' the sucker niggas mumble
    When I'm on the mic, it's like a cookie, they all crumble
    Try to get close, and your ass'll get smacked
    My motherfuckin' homie Doggy Dogg has got my back
    Never let me slip, 'cause if I slip, then I'm slippin'
    But if I got my Nina, then you know I'm straight trippin'
    And I'ma continue to put the rap down, put the mack down
    And if yo bitches talk shit, I'll have to put the smack down
    Yeah, and you don't stop
    I told you I'm just like a clock when I tick and I tock
    But I'm never off, always on, to the break of dawn
    C-O-M-P-T-O-N, and the city they call Long Beach
    Puttin' the shit together
    Like my nigga D.O.C., "No One Can Do It Better"

    Like this, that and this and uh
    It's like that and like this and like that and uh
    It's like this
    And who gives a fuck about hoes?
    So just chill, 'til the next episode Writer/s: Calvin Broadus, Frederick Knight, Leon Haywood
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Fujiko from Lexington, KyGangsta Rap has been around since the mid-80s. Just listen to Schoolly D, Ice-T, and, of course, NWA. What Dre did on The Chronic is invent G-Funk--a form of gangsta rap that mixes in those fat Funk beats, pop hooks, and the hard reality of street life.
  • Bertrand from Paris, FranceThis single and the album it came from, Dr. Dre's [b) Chronic [b], took hip hop down an entirely new road that would eventually be called Gangsta Rap. "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" features Dre's protege Snoop Doggy Dogg who would soon become a star on his own. Fat, Parliament-style funky beats, laidback rap vocals, words reflecting the violence of life on the street, and pop hooks combined for a tremendously successful new sound.
  • Rodney from Charleston, WvI used to think it said "Like this and like that Anna", then I came to like the song for what it is. (by the way, I'm 50 yrs old)
  • Barry from Greenville, NcThis song samples Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You," which peaked at #15 on the pop charts in late 1975.
  • John from Cape Coral, FlThis son is awesome. Cant wait for detox itll put 2days rap 2 shame. They REALLY need 2 put some NWA songfacts on here they were as controversial and thought provoking as anything else.
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjGreat rap song. Hate to say it, but this is one of rarities of the trash that's out there now.
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