"Vato" as written by Pharrell Williams, Calvin Broadus and Chad / Hugo....
I was chilling,
Right around my way,
21st Eastside of the Beach,
This mother fucker ran up on me,
Talkin' shit with his homies,
Like he was a straight G,
Askin' where I'm from
While he runnin' up,
Gang bang my set on every one of 'em,
Something son they just won't change,
Fools don't respect nothin' but the gang bang,
What's seen is what's on,
Dog is the law
I had you niggas runnin' like a marathon,
Lil' G's tryin to creep on the ease wit' it,
Talkin' 'bout they gon get my chain
And they gon leave wit' it,
But they don't know,
Once they get close
It's tic tac toe,
Three mother fuckers laid on the flo'
(watch out, watch out)
Yea, this happened yesterday
On the west they spray,
I heard a ese say, he said

Vato, you won't believe what I saw,
I saw this pack of guys and they act real hard
(And what they do?)
They twist they fingers, say you know who we are,
He say I don't give a fuck, I Snoop Doggy Dogg
They keep talkin' then it went too far,
So Snoopy he went straight to the trunk of his car,
( And what he get?)
He got his gun and they start runnin' hard,
He started firing and then he just charged,
Run nigga run nigga
Duck nigga duck nigga
Run motherfucker run
Run motherfucker run
Run nigga run nigga
Duck nigga duck nigga
Run mother fucker run

I didn't mean to hit what I hit,
Now that's three mother fuckers dead
And I ain't seen shit,
But these niggas will scream a plea,
But for a G like me
It's just a case, really you could see,
I crack the mack back and pop off rollin',
And smack ya neck back you drop off fallin',
I haven't seen my momma in a week,
And she ain't even ran her mouth about me,
Fuck that, I don't give a fuck about the law,
Niggas say they wanna brawl,
You would think that they were brods,
Believin' all the things that you never saw,
In it ya'll, been a Dogg, smoke you like a menethol,
You think you know, but this can't go,
You think you'll blow, on my door,
What the fuck, No,
See these niggas proceed with speed,
So feel the need to bleed,
All you hear my enemies goin'

I wouldn't be the nigga that I am,
If I didn't pop niggas in they mouth,
God Damn,
And Snoop will keep one foot on the streets,
And leave 'em covered in sheets,
Run wit' dem niggas wit da heat,
Ya never seen a thug like this,
Ya never seen a dub like me,
And I ain't weak fo war and peace,
In fact I could be Beast of the East,
Mother fucka,
I never hesitate to blaze,
A nigga really tryin' to change his ways,
We gotta move our team,
Cuz my people is screamin' that we need mo'
For funnel is illegal,
Ba-ba-bang on this song,
Make it feel like a drive by,
It's a shame but somebody gotta die,
They say it happens state to state,
But when I mob in LA,
All I hear the ese's say,
(They go)

Snoop Dogg him bust gun shots,
Skate board P they say him bust gun shots
DPG them bust gunshots
BBC ya know them bust gun shots
Come again now,
Snoop Dogg him bust gun shots
Skate board P you know him bust gust gun shots,
Come again now,
BBC them bust gun shots,
DPG see you know dem bust gun shots
Run motherfucker
Run motherfucker


Lyrics submitted by big coops

"Vato" as written by Calvin Cordazor Broadus Chad Hugo

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI LOVE this. Most people would consider me a "rocker", but less than a week after hearing this it was my ringtone. B-Real and Snoop are awesome.
    TECon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an awesome song
    jazibabion October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song is perfectly clear. Even if you hear a fully censored version of the chorus, free of 'gun,' 'shoot,' 'charge,' etc, you can understand every word.

    Someone said this was about 'blacks' vs. 'browns.' No idea why, but I do know that the lyrics are wrong. He doesn't say "I don't give, I'm Snoop Doggy Dogg" he says, "I don't give a fuck, I'm Snoop Doggy Dogg."
    SMUSER17002421on October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song its so0o0 tight 4real iight i love it peace out always erik's wifey!!!!
    iluverik1on November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong he says "They kept fucking and it went too far
    76er_freakon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea this songs tight i love it
    RUN NIGGA RUN NIGGA
    ogjab123on December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    On this interview with Letterman, Snoop says it's about gang warfare between blacks and mexicans in LA. He says it's about putting an end to the fighting, in favour of peace.

    I guess it shows in the lyrics; though you need to look for it. It seems to talk about his being a part of those gang bangs, but wanting to change his ways. He's a killer, but he doesn't want to be. That sorta thing.
    AgentGabbiton December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, shit, in LA there is mad fighting between blacks and mexicans
    nytemunkeyon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit means i'm ready to party
    badfishyon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dug the beat when I heard it on that XM commercial "Hair". My favorite part is B-Real's part. His voice is so cool sounding.
    mizrboyon May 21, 2007   Link

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