"Nuthin But A "G" Thang" as written by Leon Haywood, Frederick Knight and Cordozar Calvin Broadus....
1, 2, 3 and to the 4
Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the door
Ready to make an entrance so back on up
(Cause you know we're about to rip shit up)
Give me the microphone first so I can bust like a bubble
Compton and Long Beach together: now you know you in trouble
Ain't nothing 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
But um, back to the lecture at hand
Perfection is perfected, so I'mma let em understand
From a young G's perspective
And before me dig out a bitch I have to find a contraceptive
You never know, she could be earning her man
And learning her man -- and at the same time burning 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 hookers and hoes 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 peeping and I'm creeping 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 seat belt
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 old 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 like that and like this and uh

And who gives a fuck about those?
So just chill, til the next episode

Falling back on that ass, with a hellafied gangsta lean
Getting funky on the mic like a old batch of 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
Showing much flex when it's time to wreck a mic
Pimping hoes and clocking 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 (Whattup Dogg?)
Gotta give them what they want (What's that, G?)
We gotta break em off something (Hell yeah!)
And it's gotta be bumpin' (City of Compton!)

Is where it takes place so, when asked, your attention
Mobbing like a motherfucker but I ain't lynchin'
Dropping the funky shit that's making 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 motherfucking 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'mma continue to put the rap down, put the mack down
And if you 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
Putting the shit together
Like my nigga D.O.C., "No One Can Do it Better"

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"Nuthin But a "G" Thang" as written by Frederick Knight Calvin Broadus

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    General CommentThis song is the definition of true gangsta rap. The beat Dre created is one that will go down as one of the most recognizable beats of our time. The lyrics are smooth, and the combination of Dre and Snoop is an unequivocal triumph.
    simpleguyut08on August 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^ agreed. im surprised there is only 2 posts here.
    ThE $aNdMaNon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll admit it, I've actually memorized this song.
    woodsguyon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great example of storytelling. It's like an oral tradition set to the beat. As Homer told the Iliad and Odyssey to speak of the Trojan War, Dr. Dre and Snoop use "Nothing but a G' Thang" to tell a few romanticized stories of the monotony of gangsta life.

    I think we can all agree with Snoop's positive message about condom usage when one is about to "dig up a bitch" and reminds us that NO pussy is "good enough to get burnt" while one is up in it. Contrast that lesson in personal responsibility with the nonsensical, ineffective "abstinence only" message preached by idiots.
    normstoreon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^ hey thats great. it sure is super that listeners can connect "nuthin but a g thang" to the greek classics, as it's so incredibly obvious that dr. dre and snoop dogg here were aiming for something along the lines of a modern day odyssey or iliad. just like how chevy chase was attempting to produce something with as profound an examination of the human condition as hamlet when he made caddyshack, you fucking idiot.
    patobrienon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best joints of all time. Perfect g-funk beat, smooth-as-hell lyrics, makes me miss the good ol days back when Dre and the WC were on top of the rap world.
    orangefuzzon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, patobrien. That was lovely. Did you notice normstore's actual contemplation of the story told in this song? Did his show of intelligence make you a little jealous? The fact that some of the fans of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are moronic does not lead to the conclusion and the assumption that the rappers themselves are ignorant.
    brown_polyesteron August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPatobrien. Sorry I offended you with my dig at abstinence only idiots. Idiot.
    normstoreon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnuthn but you g-strang lady/ 2 niggaz are going crazy/ ur a ho, ima pimp, so u gotsta pay me/ 9inch dick and hairy so dnt try to shave this....lol. my versi0n of da s0ng haha
    Makaveli-the-donon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMust we try to compare a rap song to Greek classics. I mean it's nice to see some of Dre's fans who are intellegent. But this song is just meant to be one of those fun rap songs that you could put on and just chill to it.
    metalhead420on September 03, 2007   Link

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