Hate It Or Love It
by Game

Album: The Documentary (2005)
Charted: 4 2
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  • Ya, let's take em back
    Uh huh

    Coming up I was confused my momma kissing a girl
    Confusion occurs coming up in the cold world
    Daddy ain't around probably out committing felonies
    My favorite rapper used to sing ch-check out my melody
    I want to live good, so should I sell dope for a fo-finger ring
    Money and them gold ropes
    Santa told me if I pass could get a sheep skin coat
    If I can move a few packs and get the hat, now that'd be dope
    Tossed and turned in my sleep at night
    Woke up the next morning niggas done stole my bike
    Different day same shit, ain't nothing good in the hood
    I'd run away from this bitch and never come back if I could

    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me
    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me

    On the grill of my low rider
    Guns on both sides right above the gold wires
    I'll four-five 'em
    Kill a nigga on my song but really do it
    That's the true meaning of a ~ghostwriter~
    10 G's will take ya daughter out of Air Forces
    Believe you me homie I know all bout losses
    I'm from Compton where the wrong colors be cautious
    One phone call will have ya body dumped in Marcy
    I stay strapped like car seats
    Been banging since my lil nigga Rob got killed for his Barkley's
    That's 10 years I told Pooh in 95' I'd kill you if you try me for my Air Max 95s
    Told Banks when I met him I'ma ride
    And if I gotta die rather homicide
    I ain't have 50 Cent when my Grandmomma died
    Now I'm going back to Cali with my Jacob on
    See how time fly?

    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me
    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me

    From the beginning to the end
    Losers lose, winners win
    This is real we ain't got to pretend
    The cold world that we in
    Is full of pressure and pain
    Enough of me nigga now listen to Game

    Used to see 5-0 throw the crack by the bench
    Now I'm fucking with ~5-0~ it's all starting to make sense
    My moms happy she ain't gotta pay the rent
    And she got a red bow on that brand new Benz
    Waiting on Sha Money to land sitting in the Range
    Thinking how they spend 30 million dollars on airplanes
    When there's kids starving
    Pac is gone and Brendas still throwing babies in the garbage
    I want to know what's going on like I hear Marvin
    No school books they use that wood to build coffins
    Whenever I'm in the booth and I get exhausted
    I think what if Marie Banker got that abortion
    I love ya Ma'

    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me
    Hate it or love it the underdog's on top
    And I'm gonna shine homie until my heart stop
    Go head' envy me
    I'm raps MVP
    And I ain't going nowhere so you can get to know me

Comments: 3

  • Mike from West Haven, CtI cannot seem to get the lyrics to the song (Hate it or love it) by the game
  • Keriah from Naples, FlI love this song and I love The Game he is one of my most favorite rappers and I LOVE THIS SONG IT;S REALLY Cool and I like him a lot more than 50 cent
  • Andy from Arlington, VaThe line "my favorite rapper used to sing 'Check-check out my melody'" is a reference to a song by rap pioneers Eric B and Rakim.
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